Passan tweeted an apology to Verlander and said he had deleted the original tweet.
"We are here to tell you what we think, not what we’ve heard, Maddon said.
Sarah Rosen, Head of North American Content Partnerships for Twitter, said the look-ins would "further fuel the real-time conversation".
The league's streaming service for out-of-market games registered 11.5 billion minutes watched.
Fire TV will feature free coverage from NBC Sports, FOX Sports, MLB, CBS Sports HQ, Sports Illustrated, NASCAR, Sportswire, Stadium, ACC Digital Network and Pac-12 Networks.
FOX reeled in 2,657,000 viewers for its two game slate (Rays-Astros or Mets-Braves).
In preparation for the postseason, ESPN has assigned the broadcast teams for the series forthcoming.
"If it was Christian Yelich would ESPN be presenting it the same way?"
Ben Cafardo of ESPN reported that the Yankees-Orioles game on Friday will be available on ESPN+.
"Throughout the delay, the Yankees and the Red Sox each lobbied the league to declare the game over as the forecast kept getting worse, the person...