Wish we could give you some juicy post-game quotes after Orioles third baseman Ty Wigginton and Texas Rangers second baseman Andres Blanco jawed at each other in the top of the sixth inning.
But the responses after the game were typically and expectedly muted.
Blanco attempted to turn a leadoff double into a triple in the sixth but was thrown out when Wigginton dropped his right leg in front of the third base bag and blocked Blanco's hand.
Blanco got up, jawed at Wigginton, who kept raising his arm to indicate Blanco was out. The two were separated by Rangers third base coach Dave Anderson before the chirping could escalate. Some players stepped out of the dugout and several Orioles relievers temporarily left the bullpen and walked onto the outfield grass before halting.
Here's what Wigginton said after the game:
"I guess he wasn't happy with the play and that was it," Wigginton said. "I just know the ump called him out and there was one out and nobody on."
When asked what specifically he said to Blanco, Wigginton deadpanned, "I just said, 'You're out.'"
Blanco also didn't add much post-game.
"It's just part of the game, trying to get the extra base. You got somebody who blocks the base and you get out. It just happens," Blanco said. "That's the first time I (got) into something with somebody from the other team."
Orioles manager Buck Showalter called it a "great baseball play," by Wigginton and said the tempers flaring was no big deal, but interesting nonetheless.
"You've got passionate men that are playing the game at the highest level in the world and they care," Showalter said. "Both sides care. And that's why it's fun to watch. I thought it was handled well on both sides and we went on and played the game."