Baltimore 7, Toronto 5

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 13, 2012 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 21988

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 7 10 2
Toronto 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 5 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 4-3 3-3 1-0 W1
Toronto 4-3 2-2 2-1 L1

Recap


Orioles 7, Blue Jays 5:
Wilson Betemit had a two-run single in the eighth and Nolan Reimold added an insurance home run in the ninth as Baltimore won a back-and-forth contest to open a three-game set in Toronto.

The clubs exchanged the lead five times and combined for seven solo home runs, including four from the Blue Jays.

After Toronto took a 5-4 lead on a solo shot from Edwin Encarnacion in the sixth, Betemit put Baltimore ahead 6-5 on a two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded in the eighth.

Reimold, who went 3-for-5, gave the Orioles a two-run cushion with a two-out home run to left in the final frame.

Adam Jones went 3-for-4 including an RBI single in the fourth and a solo blast to center that knotted the score at 4-4 in the top of the sixth.

Robert Andino had the Orioles' other home run, a towering shot to dead center in the fifth.

Baltimore starter Tommy Hunter gave up four earned runs on six hits – four of them home runs – in six innings. The Orioles bullpen was solid in relief, giving up just one hit in the final three innings. Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his third save.

Toronto lost to Baltimore for just the sixth time in the last 35 home stands versus its American League East rival.

Kelly Johnson led the home run parade with a solo shot to left that tied the score 1-1 in the bottom of the first. Colby Rasmus and Yunel Escobar each rocked solo home runs over the left-field fence in the bottom of the fifth.

Brandon Morrow lasted seven innings, allowing four runs on six hits – two home runs – while striking out four.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Baltimore opened a 10-game road trip, its longest of the season. … Toronto closer Sergio Santos wasn’t with the team due to the birth of his child.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Toronto
Tommy Hunter Player Brandon Morrow
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 6
6.00 ERA 5.14
Hitting
Baltimore   Toronto
Adam Jones Player Colby Rasmus
3 Hits 1
2 RBI 1
1 HR 1
6 TB 4
.750 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 10 3 21 .286 12 7 7 2 1 2
Toronto 7 4 19 .219 12 3 4 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Orioles have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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