American League Game Summary - Baltimore at Toronto|
(Sunday, September 15th)
Final Score: Baltimore 3, Toronto 1
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Danny Valencia hit a two-run double to help the
Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-1, in the rubber match of a
three-game set at Rogers Centre.
Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez (10-7) gave up six hits, including Adam
Lind's solo homer, before a groin injury ended his outing with one out in the
Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored for the Orioles, who
remain a part of the crowded AL wild-card race.
Mark Buehrle (11-9) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and three
walks in five innings for Toronto, which finished 0-for-9 with runners in
scoring position and stranded 11.
"It was a battle all day," Buehrle said. "I wasn't very pleased with myself."
Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter fanned Moises Sierra to get out of a bases-
loaded jam he inherited in the seventh. Closer Jim Johnson pitched around a
leadoff single in the ninth to record his 45th save.
Lind's leadoff blast to right field staked the Blue Jays to a second-inning
lead, but a two-out hit by Valencia plated Markakis and Adam Jones an inning
"It was nice to come through and get those runs," Valencia said.
A two-out walk to Chris Davis with the bags full put the Orioles up 3-1 in the
Johnson became the fifth pitcher in baseball history to register 45 or more
saves in at least two consecutive seasons ... The Orioles won their first road
series against an AL East opponent since April 8-11, when they took two of
three at Fenway Park.
09/15 22:26:07 ET