Final Score: Baltimore 10, Toronto 6
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - J.J. Hardy, Chris Davis, Danny Valencia and
Adam Jones all homered as the Baltimore Orioles outslugged the Toronto Blue
Jays, 10-6, Friday in the second test of a four-game set at Rogers Centre.
Nick Markakis had three hits and three RBI, Hardy hit a three-run shot and
Manny Machado made Orioles history, registering at least three hits in five
consecutive road games for Baltimore, which has won three of four and
finished with 16 hits.
Starter Chris Tillman (4-2) tossed five innings and allowed three runs on 10
hits and struck out seven in the victory.
"They put some good at-bats together tonight," said Tillman. "They changed
their approach to me a little bit and sat on some of the pitches. They're a
good-hitting ballclub and if you fall behind on them they'll make you pay."
Melky Cabrera hit a solo homer and had two RBI, while Adam Lind and Brett
Lawrie each contributed solo blasts for the Blue Jays, who had won their last
Sean Nolin (0-1) lasted just 1 1/3 innings in his MLB debut, allowing six runs
on seven hits and a walk.
"Definitely not the way I envisioned it," said Nolin. "I think I just had too
much energy going and wasted too much gas before I did anything."
Toronto trailed 10-3 through 5 1/2 innings, but closed the gap to four runs
over its next two at-bats. Munenori Kawasaki's two-out, RBI double accounted
for one run and Cabrera followed with run-scoring single, plating Kawasaki to
Lind made it 10-6 with a leadoff homer in the seventh, but the Jays couldn't
dig themselves out the hole.
The Orioles erupted for nine runs through the first three frames to take
comfortable 9-3 lead.
In the first, Nolin served up back-to-back singles to open up the game and
Hardy followed with a three-run shot to left to give Baltimore a 3-0 lead.
Cabrera put the Blue Jays on the board in the home half with a solo homer, his
second of the season, to make it 3-1.
Nolin, though, labored through the next frame and quickly loaded the bases
with no outs. Markakis then plated all three runners with a double into the
right-field gap for a 6-1 Orioles lead.
Lawrie smacked a leadoff homer in the second and Emilio Bonifacio provided an
RBI single to cut the Jays' deficit in half, 6-3, but the O's continued their
offensive barrage in the third.
Davis hit his 16th homer of the season to start the inning versus Ramon Ortiz
and, following a Matt Wieters walk, Valencia clubbed a two-run bomb to left to
increase Baltimore's advantage to 9-3.
Jones' solo homer in the sixth came off Brad Lincoln and pushed Baltimore's
lead to 10-3.
The Jays had 17 hits ... Toronto placed pitcher Darren Oliver on the 15-day
disabled list, selected the contract of Nolin from Double-A New Hampshire and
transferred pitcher J.A. Happ to the 60-day disabled list prior to the game
... The Orioles are 10-35 in their last 45 games at Rogers Centre dating back
to June 8, 2008 ... Machado became the only other player in MLB history
younger than 21 with a streak of four or more consecutive road games with at
least three hits, joining Ty Cobb, who had five straight road games with at
least three hits from September 30-October 3, 1907. Cobb was also 20 at the
time ... Machado broke the previous three-hit consecutive road game Baltimore
record held by Cal Ripkin (1990), Eddie Murray (1981) and Don Buford (1970).
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