BALTIMORE -- The Orioles scored the first runs of the season allowed by Rays lefty Matt Moore in dramatic fashion Wednesday night, with Adam Jones delivering a two-run home run on a call that was overturned after video review.
Down two with Manny Machado on first, Jones sent the first-pitch of his third-inning at-bat into the Orioles bullpen on a ball that just cleared the wall -- hitting the top of the pole -- and was initially ruled an RBI-double. Orioles manager Buck Showalter came out to argue, and the umpiring crew went to review the call, which resulted in Jones' getting credited with a homer.
It was the first overturned home run call of the season for the Orioles and Jones' second long ball of 2013.
Jones said he was not initially sure if the ball cleared the fence.
"I can't tell; I'm 300 some-odd feet away from it," Jones said. "I [saw] it hit. I [saw] it come up. Playing it out there, you've seen balls hit and come up. They got the call right. Cool."
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