SEATTLE -- The Orioles sealed Friday's 2-1 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field in an unusual manner: with an overturned called at first base for the final out in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Clinging to a one-run lead against Seattle, Orioles closer Zach Britton fielded Robinson Cano's two-out comebacker, turned and fired high. First baseman Chris Davis corralled it, although Cano was originally called safe as Davis appeared to take his foot off the bag.
After a review time of one-plus minute, the call was overturned and Britton earned his 19th save in 22 opportunities.
"From what everybody tells me, he might have hung in there," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Davis' foot. "We had nothing to lose. Our guy [Adam Gladstone] said, 'We think he might be out, let's take a look at it.'"
The O's are 11-for-19 in challenges this season.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less