8/30/2014 1:06 A.M. ET
Young's home run stands after crew chief review
By Brittany Ghiroli / MLB.com
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles had a home run call stand in the fifth inning, helping increase their lead over the Twins on Friday night.
After Adam Jones singled in a run, Delmon Young drove a pitch off Twins rookie Trevor May that had just enough carry to sail into the left-field stands.
Twins left fielder Jordan Schafer, who made a fantastic effort in crashing into the wall in hopes of corralling it, watched a fan reach over and grab the ball before it had a chance to clear the park. While the fan didn't interfere with Schafer, it was enough to draw a crew chief review.
After a quick review, the call stood, with Young credited with his seventh homer of the season.
"That's a joke," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "That's embarrassing, because the system didn't work tonight. The guy reached over the fence and caught the ball."
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.