NEW YORK -- The Yankees scored their only run off Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez on Wednesday night in the bottom of the third inning on Derek Jeter's two-out triple, which sailed past center fielder Adam Jones.
Baltimore went on to lose, 3-2, in 12 innings to fall behind 2-1 in the best-of-five American League Division Series, and Jones said making excuses regarding the play wouldn't be his style.
"I'm not satisfied that I didn't catch the ball," said Jones, who was doing his customary bubble-gum blowing as he made the attempt. "To make an excuse for that would definitely not be me. I point-blank missed the ball. I don't know what happened. I thought it was where it was going to be and thought wrong at that time. It costs a run."
Television replays showed Jones misread the ball off the bat -- taking a few steps in -- and couldn't recover, with Russell Martin easily scoring on the play and Jeter sliding safely into third.
"He got a good swing on it, the ball was up a little bit, just kind of carried," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "Playing him probably a little cheap there, but Adam is a great center fielder. If it's catchable, he's going to catch it."
Gonzalez tossed seven scoreless innings in the loss, with the O's dropping to 30-10 in one-game runs this year.