Infielder Ryan Flaherty didn't start on Saturday as a precaution after tweaking his right groin in Friday night's game, but entered as a defensive substitute in the seventh inning. He made a ninth-inning fielding error that led to an unearned run. ... Showalter said he didn't challenge Alex Rodriguez's triple on Friday — on which a fan reached into the field of play as center fielder Adam Jones crashed into a Plexiglas pane on the right-center field fence — to ask for fan interference because he didn't think it would be overturned. "It never would have been called, especially in New York," Showalter said. … Orioles designated hitter/infielder Jimmy Paredes was given an American League championship ring from the Royals before Saturday's game. Last season, Paredes played 18 games for the Royals, who swept the Orioles in four games in the American League Championship Series, before he was traded to Baltimore for cash last July 24. … After the Orioles recalled McFarland from Norfolk on Friday, on the day he was scheduled to start, Showalter said he sent Tides manager Ron Johnson and pitching coach Mike Griffin a text message simply saying, "Sorry." The Tides ended up playing 14 innings on Friday night before losing 4-3 to Buffalo. They used seven pitchers on the night. "The timing wasn't good," Showalter said. "I know the next pitcher was probably [outfielder] Dariel Alvarez."