Posted by: Jeremy | September 23, 2009

Orioles remind Jays it could be worse


Encarnacion and Bautista, glad to not be Orioles

Encarnacion and Bautista, glad to not be Orioles

As bad as life has been for the Jays the past four months 15 years, there’s always the Baltimore Orioles. Even up 5-2 in the eighth last night, there wasn’t much question as to whether or not the O’s would let it get away — it was just a question of how. The answer: A two-run Edwin Encarnacion homer, a bases-loaded hit by a pitch and a walk-off Aaron Hill double in the 11th. Make the final 6-5 Jays.

Brian Tallet was his post-May self for Toronto, coughing up 11 hits and five runs over six-plus, but four Jay relievers held the potent Orioles off the board after Brian Roberts’ one-out RBI double in the seventh to leave some room for the comeback. Shawn Camp got the win, pitching a scoreless 11th.

Encarnacion hit a pair of homers, the first of which followed Aaron Hill’s 33rd in the third inning. Hill’s walk-off double drove home his 100th run of the season, joining Adam Lind in the 30/100 club (Lind: .301/30/106, Hill: .286/33/100). Travis Snider added a pair of singles and reached base four times.

The loss was Baltimore’s sixth in a row, dropping them to 60-91 on the season, which makes Toronto’s 68-83 mark look pretty sexy (actually, it doesn’t). The powerhouses wrap up their three-game set tonight when Scott Richmond (6-10, 5.31) faces Mark Guthrie (10-15, 5.05).

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