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Showalter ejected after critical balk call in 9th

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NEW YORK -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter was ejected from Sunday's wild 7-4, 11-inning win against the Yankees in the bottom of the ninth by home-plate umpire Stu Scheurwater.

 "There wasn't a lot of give and take," Showalter said of his quick conversation with Scheurwater over Darren O'Day's balk call. "Same thing he's been doing for eight or nine years. One out of four saw something that wasn't there. I think we call it over-officiating in basketball. He had a pretty good game going until that."

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NEW YORK -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter was ejected from Sunday's wild 7-4, 11-inning win against the Yankees in the bottom of the ninth by home-plate umpire Stu Scheurwater.

 "There wasn't a lot of give and take," Showalter said of his quick conversation with Scheurwater over Darren O'Day's balk call. "Same thing he's been doing for eight or nine years. One out of four saw something that wasn't there. I think we call it over-officiating in basketball. He had a pretty good game going until that."

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The balk call, which came after O'Day's pickoff attempt at second scooted into the outfield, resulted in Starlin Castro and Aaron Judge moving to second and third base with O's up, 4-2. Showalter argued Scheurwater was the wrong guy to even make the call, and O'Day concurred.

"I've been doing the same move my whole career and nobody's every called it a balk, so it's a bit surprising that he could see that from there," O'Day said. "He called a balk, it would have been interesting if I had made a good throw and picked [Castro] off, because that would have been the game."

O'Day, who walked Judge, also walked Chase Headley to load the bases and bring on lefty Donnie Hart. Hart, who fell behind 2-0, allowed a game-tying single to Didi Gregorius before retiring Chris Carter to send the game to the 10th inning.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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