Blue Jays' go-ahead run overturned in 7th

Blue Jays' go-ahead run overturned in 7th

BALTIMORE -- The Blue Jays thought they scored the go-ahead run during the seventh inning of Friday night's 5-3, 10-inning loss to the Orioles on a strikeout of all things, only to see the call overturned on a replay.

Justin Smoak was batting with the bases loaded and the score tied at three when he swung and missed at a pitch from reliever Darren O'Day. That was strike three, but the ball bounced away from catcher Welington Castillo and Smoak ran to first while Chris Coghlan -- who was on third -- appeared to score.

But not so fast.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter ran onto the field and asked for the umpires to review the play. Upon further review it became clear that the ball struck Smoak on his leg before bouncing away from the catcher. Per Major League Baseball rules, the hit-by-pitch following a swinging strike three meant the ball was dead, the batter out, and the inning over.

Smoak was charged with a swinging strikeout and the game went to the bottom of the seventh with the score still tied at 3.

Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.