In a tight game, 3-2 in the seventh, the Orioles just got a big call go their way.
With one out and a runner on first, Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford partially swung at a full-count pitch from Will Ohman.
Crawford headed to first thinking he had checked his swing – and replays backed that up – but home plate umpire Kerwin Danley rang up Crawford, not asking his third base umpire for help.
Tampa's Reid Brignac, who was on first, assumed it was ball four and he jogged to second. Catcher Matt Wieters reacted smartly throwing to second and nabbing a surprised Brignac for the third out.
The Rays argued – while Brignac was trying to figure out what happened on a walk that became a strikeout-throw out double play – to no avail.
Consider the Orioles lucky on that one.
-- Dan Connolly