DETROIT -- Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds' comments regarding the umpires Friday night created a stir, and he said prior to Saturday's game he hadn't heard anything yet from Major League Baseball.
"I'm sure something is going to happen," said Reynolds, who was ejected in the bottom of the fifth inning after spiking his glove when a call on the Tigers' Jhonny Peralta at first base was overturned. "But I said what I said and you can't take it back."
The play started with a great stop from rookie third baseman Manny Machado, who made a backhanded stab at the ball, pivoted and threw across the diamond to Reynolds on a short hop. But the throw was off line and Reynolds stretched to retrieve it, laying out fully. He maintained that his foot was still in contact with the bag, and the initial ruling by umpire Jeff Kellogg at first base had Peralta out. Peralta argued, and Tigers manager Jim Leyland also came out to voice his displeasure before the call was overturned.
Does Reynolds, who called out the umpire crew -- Kellogg, Tim Timmons, Vic Carapazza and Marty Foster -- for lack of accountability and doing an "embarrassing" job on the overturned call, take back anything he said?
"The only thing I regret that I said is that [the umpires] are probably laughing about it," said Reynolds, who was tossed by second-base ump Carapazza immediately after throwing his glove on the ground. "Those guys, they work hard, they try to make the right calls. Everything else, I was pretty hot after the game last night. Especially that we lost, it compounded it. I know they try to get the calls right. I know they aren't over there laughing about it. I know they probably take it hard.
"Everything else, I feel like I said what a lot of people think. So, we will see what happens."
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was ejected by third-base umpire Foster on the play, although his postgame comments weren't as charged as Reynolds'. Asked if he had ever seen a call changed immediately like that, with Timmons conferring with Kellogg for just a few moments, Showalter said: "I was shocked. Especially with as good a play that Mark had made. [Machado] made a great play on it, too."
Right-hander Kevin Gausman, the Orioles' first-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, made his Class A debut for the Frederick Keys Saturday night, throwing three innings and allowing four runs on four hits and a walk. Gausman, who also picked up a strikeout, threw 42 pitches.
Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman was fined $750 by the league for hitting the Royals' Salvador Perez with an 89-mph fastball in the sixth inning of the Orioles' 7-3 loss on Aug. 11. Perez homered in the second inning of the game. Tillman -- who said the plunking was unintentional -- was notified of the fine Saturday.
Right-hander Zach Petersime started for Triple-A Norfolk Saturday night, becoming the 25th different starting pitcher the Tides have used this season. It ties an International League record.
After claiming 16 series wins in 2011, the Orioles claimed their 21st series win of 2012 on Wednesday. The last time the Orioles won 21 series in one year was 2004. They haven't won more than 21 series in a year since winning 23 in 1998.
Jake Arrieta turned in his best outing in seven starts for Triple-A Norfolk, tossing 6 2/3 innings and allowing two earned runs -- on a two-run homer -- over the 98-pitch outing. The reports on Arrieta were that he looked the best he has since being demoted in early July, striking out eight and scattering three hits and a pair of walks. He retired 16 of the final 18 batters he faced.
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