Baltimore 12, Toronto 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 13556

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 5 0 12 18 0
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 76-59 37-30 39-29 W3
Toronto 60-75 33-34 27-41 L4

Recap


Orioles 12, Blue Jays 0: Zach Britton tossed seven scoreless innings and Mark Reynolds drilled a three-run homer as visiting Baltimore moved into a first-place tie with the New York Yankees atop the American League East.

Britton (5-1) kept the Blue Jays off balance all night long, scattering four hits while striking out eight. The sophomore left-hander is 4-0 with a 0.94 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his last four starts.

The victory, combined with New York's 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay, propelled Baltimore into a share of first in the East. Baltimore also retained its 1 1/2-game lead over the Rays in the AL wild-card race.

Reynolds provided all the offense Britton would need, breaking a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a drive off right-hander Carlos Villanueva (7-5) that just cleared the left-field fence. It was the fifth home run in four games for Reynolds, who has 11 RBIs in that span.

Baltimore extended the lead in the sixth on a Nate McLouth RBI sacrifice fly and broke it open with three runs in the seventh, capped by a J.J. Hardy run-scoring single. The Orioles tacked on five more in the eighth, highlighted by Reynolds' RBI single.

Villanueva was charged with six runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings while losing for the fifth time in his last seven starts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chris Davis went 3-for-4 and scored three times for the Orioles, who had every starter record at least one hit. ... The grounds crew had to patch up the mound during a sixth-inning break after the skies opened up and the Rogers Centre roof stalled in the midst of closing. One inning later, a fire alarm went off. The game continued without incident. ... Hardy went 1-for-3 with Villanueva on the mound and has a .533 career average (8-for-15) against him. ... Toronto rookie 3B Adeiny Hechavarria has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Toronto
Zach Britton Player Carlos Villanueva
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.2
8 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 8.10
Hitting
Baltimore   Toronto
Mark Reynolds Player Rajai Davis
3 Hits 1
4 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 1
.750 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 18 1 27 .429 16 6 11 1 0 0
Toronto 4 0 5 .129 14 10 0 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .541 after a win and .365 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Orioles have a W/L % of .573 after a win and .550 after a loss.