Ortiz said Wednesday that he wouldn't have appealed the play if it had been a no-hitter. Darvish had a perfect-game bid going until the ruling that attracted attention all across the majors.
With Darvish's no-hit bid intact, Ortiz grounded a two-out single in the ninth inning.
"I complain about [it] because it was going to be a second hit, but that was going to be the only hit of the game, I wouldn't bring it up," Ortiz said.
The pitcher wasn't concerned about the change.
"We won that game," Darvish said. "Whether it was a one-hitter or two-hitter, we won the game. That's something that happened in the past. The only thing I care about is the win."
Official scorer Steve Weller, in his 20th season working MLB games, charged Rios with an error. While that ended a perfect game, Darvish's no-hit bid was still intact.
Weller made a judgment call that Rios, with normal effort, could have made a routine catch.
"I don't think there's a lot of argument about that," Weller told a pool reporter after the game.
Even Ortiz acknowledged that the ball should have been caught. Rios also didn't dispute the error.
Right-hander Dillon Gee has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Mets because of a strained back muscle.
Gee is 3-1 with a 2.73 earned-run average in eight starts. He went on the DL retroactive to May 11 and hopes to sit out only two turns in the rotation.
Rangers put pitchers
Left-handers Matt Harrison and Martin Perez were put on the disabled list by the Texas Rangers.
Harrison, who made only two starts last season before two operations on a herniated disk in his lower back, came out in the second inning of his start Tuesday night at Houston.
Perez has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. He could have an injection and rehab that could keep him out three months, or possibly have Tommy John surgery.
Family matter to keep
Catcher Dioner Navarro was put on the family medical emergency list by the Toronto Blue Jays.