BALTIMORE -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he did not expect any carryover with the umpiring crew after Saturday's events, in which Jerry Meals called Mark Teixeira out on a controversial play at first base.
Replays showed that Teixeira had beaten the play with a headfirst slide, which would have tied the game. Instead, the Orioles celebrated a 5-4 win that once again evened the American League East leaders.
"What are you going to do? You've got to turn the page," Girardi said. "You've got to play the game today. I don't think you could have carryover. It's not going to do you any good."
Meals worked home plate for the finale of the four-game series, but Girardi said he did not expect any problems -- even though Teixeira was vocal in his criticism of the crew, saying, "Sometimes you wonder if the umpires are just trying to get out of there. They don't want you to make a comeback. They want to go home."
"You hope that everyone has professionalism, and there's a lot of eyes watching," Girardi said. "They might have a little shorter fuse with a guy, but they're going to do their job."
Girardi didn't bring out the lineup card to the umpires before Sunday's game, giving outfielder Chris Dickerson the duty.