Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - J.P. Arencibia hit a seventh-inning grand
slam, Edwin Encarnacion added a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays downed
the Baltimore Orioles, 9-5, on Monday in the nightcap of a doubleheader from
In the opener, Steve Johnson tossed five scoreless innings while Adam Jones
and Ryan Flaherty both homered for a 4-1 Orioles win.
Toronto, led by Arencibia's three-hit, five-RBI effort, never trailed in the
second installment. Moises Sierra added a solo homer to help the Blue Jays
earn a split and halt a seven-game slide.
Ricky Romero (9-14) allowed four runs on eight hits over five-plus innings in
his first win since June 22. The left-hander had been 0-13 in his previous 15
The AL wild card-leading Orioles loaded the bases four times but managed just
two runs in those scenarios. With the loss, they fell 1 1/2 games behind the
New York Yankees for the top spot in the AL East. The Yankees defeated the
Minnesota Twins, 6-3, on Monday.
Wei-Yin Chen (12-10) gave up five runs on nine hits over five-plus innings in
the loss. The rookie is 0-3 in his last six starts.
Robert Andino had a two-run single in the setback, while Nate McLouth belted a
solo homer and J.J. Hardy had a bases-loaded RBI single in the sixth, which
cut Baltimore's deficit to 5-4.
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