Orioles shortstop Robert Andino had words with Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira after Teixeira slid into second base with a double ahead of Andino's tag in the first inning of Saturday's game.
Andino was asked what happened and what was said on the field.
"He came up with like a little shoulder and I told him, 'Relax, I'm just putting down a tag on you.' We talked when I got to first base (in the sixth inning), but everything's cool. He just came up with a shoulder and I just said to calm down. Everything's cool," Andino said.
Meanwhile Brad Bergesen pitched four shutout innings tonight. But they were sandwiched around the first and sixth innings and he gave up three runs in each in those frames.
"I was able to settle down there for a while," Bergesen said. "Really, it was a few pitches that hurt me tonight. This lineup, you can't get away with a whole lot and that was evident tonight. First inning they were swinging early on and got some big hits.
"It's tough. By no means is this a good outing. Physically, it's weird. You feel really good at times, but then the damage is there. You seen the line and the runs they put up tonight. I have to take some positives and build from there," Bergesen said after giving up six runs and eight hits over six innings.
Bergesen was asked about the Orioles absorbing a blowout loss with plenty of Yankees fans in the Yard to cheer their team on.
"It's really tough to swallow, you know, you get beat by 12 runs and with that many Yankees fans, it's not fun whatsoever," he said.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who went 0-for-3 to end a five-game hitting streak, talked about New York starter CC Sabathia.
"He is good a lot of nights, but that's probably the best I've seen all three of his pitches working at the same time," Wieters said. "He was sitting on the outside corner and is tough to beat when you do that, but he's also tough to beat if you give up 15 runs."
Wieters said the Orioles will try to put the blowout loss behind them quickly.
"It's one game. It doesn't matter whether you lost 4-3 or 15-3. It's one game. We'll come back tomorrow and go after them," Wieters added.
The five homers allowed by Baltimore pitchers tonight is the most since The O's gave up five on Sept. 1, 2009 and that was also against New York. The O's allowed a season high in runs.
It was New York's biggest run total since a 20-11 win over the Red Sox on Aug. 21, 2009 at Boston.