MLB denies Mets' appeal for Dickey no-hitter

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NEW YORK (AP) — Nice try, Mets. It's not a no-hitter.

Major League Baseball has denied the team's appeal of an official scoring decision during R.A. Dickey's one-hitter at Tampa Bay. The knuckleballer allowed only an infield single Wednesday night, and New York asked the commissioner's office to review the play and consider whether third baseman David Wright should have been charged with an error on B.J. Upton's hit.

The Mets said Friday the appeal was turned down, just as they expected.

The speedy Upton hit a high bouncer in the first inning that Wright was unable to field with his bare hand. The play was ruled a hit, and after the game manager Terry Collins said the Mets would take a shot at an appeal.

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