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With a runner on third base who is trying to score by means of a squeeze play or a steal, if the catcher or any other fielder steps on or in front of home base without possession of the ball--or touches the batter or his bat--the pitcher shall be charged with a balk, the batter shall be awarded first base on the interference, and the ball is dead.
That's when Bard was hit with his first balk, which allowed Hosmer to score and sent Moustakas to second base.
I don't know much about Oaky Balks, except that it's a street on the outskirts of Alnwick in Northumberland and they're currently doing very well in the Alnwick District Council Recycling League.
The umpiring crew of Rob Krohl and Dan De Haan has called 11 balks in the home stand's first six games; five have been called against Lancaster.