BOSTON - On Dustin Pedroia Bobblehead Day, the scrappy second baseman and the rest of his team thought he tied the game in the seventh inning.
The umpires had a different view.
Pedroia was called out at the plate on what would have been the tying run in a 2-1 loss to the Rays in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Thursday.
Pedroia tried to score from first on David Ortiz's double high off the Green Monster, but he was thrown out on a relay from shortstop Yunel Escobar.
"I thought not only did Dustin beat the throw, beat the tag, but felt like his left foot made some contact with home plate," Red Sox manager John Farrell said.
"Our video internally showed that that was the case. Upon review, the call came back, it stood."
Third base coach Brian Butterfield was ejected for slamming his helmet after the challenge.
Dodgers 9, Twins 4 - Electrifying and sometimes maddening Yasiel Puig tied a career high with four hits and drove in two runs, and Dan Haren struck out seven in 62/3 innings to lead the visiting Dodgers over Minnesota in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
"His whole game seems to be calming down, baserunning, defense," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "At the plate, we're seeing him be more patient. The sky is the limit for Yasiel Puig."
Orioles 5, Pirates 1 - Pittsburgh didn't go down in order once. The visitors got nine hits, walked three times, and twice were hit by pitches.
All of that added up to exactly one run - and another frustrating loss.
Baltimore's Steve Pearce had three hits and two RBIs in his return, and the Orioles rolled to a win in the opener of a doubleheader.
Mariners 4, Yankees 2 - Seattle's Robinson Cano doubled and drove in two runs, and Roenis Elias struck out 10 in seven impressive innings. Michael Saunders had three hits, including an RBI double, to help the Mariners win for the fifth time in six games.