Luke Scott’s second career Grand Slam in the last of the 8th has just given the Orioles a 6-5 lead on Seattle.
Scott drilled a Brandon League offering to left center and left fielder Michael Saunders leaped at the wall, but it appeared that a fan had the ball glance off his hands as Saunders stretched his glove out, over the wall, trying to make what would have been a remarkable catch.
Maybe during that 2-16 run, that ball is caught.
Was it a reverse Jeffrey Maier?
Well, it apparently was not fan interference because the fan did not reach into the field of play or over the wall. He was just putting his hands out and deflected the ball from any chance Saunders had at a great catch.
The ball traveled 376 feet for Scott’s second homer in two games and his third in the last four games.
Luke Scott homers in 2010:
First 22 games: 3
Last four games: 3
Update and a win: There was more magic in the top of the ninth as the last out of a 6-5 O’s win came when Corey Patterson threw Josh Wilson out at the plate. He was trying to score the tie run on an Ichiro single, but got gunned out by the left fielder on the O’s sixth outfield assist of the year.
The Orioles trailed 5-1 after seven innings before the rally. It is their first win of the year when trailing after seven and they are now 1-19 in those situations.