BALTIMORE - The Orioles tied their AL Division Series with the Yankees at 1-1 thanks to Monday night's thrilling 3-2 win. And when they returned to their clubhouse to change and get ready for a travel day, they had a special visitor.
Club owner Peter Angelos, accompanied by his son, John, the team's executive vice president, made his way around the room and shook hand with just about every player at their lockers.
Angelos chuckled with some members of the media along the way, and saved some longer moments for the stars of Monday's game.
And there were a few.
Like Chris Davis, whose two-run single in the third inning put the Orioles ahead 2-1. And starter Wei-Yin Chen, who went 6 1-3 innings and notched a win in his first career playoff game. And relievers Darren O'Day and Brian Matusz, who once again came up with big outs in the late innings.
And Jim Johnson, the All-Star closer, who locked down a save with a perfect ninth inning, some 24 hours after imploding in Game 1 as the Yanks scored five in the ninth and won 7-2.
Angelos was all smiles. So were his players, who know this best-of-five series is now a best-of-three as it shifts to the Bronx.