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A brewing brouhaha, Wiggy-style

Had an interesting little situation in the top of the sixth. Amounted to nothing, but will count as one of the highlights of the night.

In a scoreless tie, Texas' second baseman Andres Blanco hit a leadoff double to right and attempted to stretch it into a triple. Nick Markakis barehanded the carom, threw a strike to Brian Roberts who in turn threw the ball to Ty Wigginton at third.

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Wigginton straddled the bag, blocking the base with his right leg while tagging out Blanco.

An excellent play by Wigginton. But Blanco wasn't very happy.

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After being called out by third base umpire Manny Gonzalez, Blanco, who came up holding his hand gingerly, began chirping at Wigginton, presumably for the block. The spirited Wigginton walked toward Blanco, telling him to go back to the dugout and lifting his right hand in the air to emphasize the out.

Rangers' third base coach Dave Anderson quickly got between them and Gonzalez walked Wigginton over toward shortstop.

Meanwhile a few players and coaches spilled from the dugout and the Orioles' bullpen door opened and several relievers came out on the grass but ventured no further.

Order was restored and – two batters later – Cesar Izturis made a great diving play to end the top of the sixth. With two outs in the bottom of the inning, Wigginton doubled off the right-field scoreboard, igniting an approving roar from the announced crowd of 14,635.

He was stranded at second when Luke Scott hit a one-hop liner to first for the final out.

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