The O's looked like they were going to answer back in the first inning after Brian Roberts and Adam Jones opened with singles, but a controversial call on a double steal attempt pretty much took them out of a promising inning.
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli threw to second on the double steal attempt and appeared to be too late to get Jones. It seemed obvious, in fact, but umpire Mark Carlson called Jones out after Robinson Cano made a sweeping tag that seemed to catch Jones on the back while he was already standing up at the bag.
The replays showed that Jones made a baserunning mistake. He was so sure he was safe he slid in with his lead leg bent and touched the bag much later than it appeared from a distance. Still, the tag was very late and Jones was convinced he was safe. He threw his helmet down and manager Dave Trembley came out to argue, but you know how that always turns out. There was also some sniping between home plate umpire Bob Davidson and the Orioles dugout.
Could be an interesting night. Derek Jeter just gave Davidson an earful after being called out on strikes.