Toronto 9, Baltimore 5

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 24, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barrett, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 31015

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 2 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 9 13 2
Baltimore 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 67-86 36-38 31-48 W1
Baltimore 88-66 43-33 45-33 L1

Recap

Blue Jays 9, Orioles 5: J.P. Arencibia hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as visiting Toronto snapped a seven-game losing streak to earn a split of a doubleheader against Baltimore.

Edwin Encarnacion added his 41st blast and Moises Sierra homered and scored three times for the Blue Jays, who dropped the opener 4-1. The Orioles dropped 1 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East.

Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero (9-14) lasted five innings to get the victory and snap a 13-game losing streak. He was staked to a quick lead in the first when Encarnacion came up with one on and sent an 0-1 pitch the opposite way to right-center. Wei-Yin Chen (12-10) yielded two more runs in the second and Baltimore never got the lead back en route to just its second loss in the last nine games.

The Orioles chipped away and cut it to 5-4 in the sixth on J.J. Hardy’s single. They had the bases loaded and one out when Chris Davis flied out to left. Taylor Teagarden tried to tag up from third but Anthony Gose unleashed a perfect throw to cut him down at the plate and end the inning.

The Blue Jays put the game away in the top of the seventh, loading the bases on a pair of singles and a walk. Jake Arrieta got the next two batters but Arencibia followed and belted a line drive in the front row in left field for his 17th homer and a 9-4 cushion.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Baltimore loaded the bases again in the ninth but only managed one run as Mark Reynolds grounded into a double play and Manny Machado struck out. … Toronto INF Omar Vizquel recorded a pair of hits, tying Mel Ott for 40th place on the all-time list with 2,876. … Arencibia entered the game mired in a 1-for-30 slump.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Baltimore
Ricky Romero Player Wei-Yin Chen
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 9
7.20 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Toronto   Baltimore
J.P. Arencibia Player Robert Andino
3 Hits 2
5 RBI 2
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 13 3 23 .342 21 10 9 2 0 2
Baltimore 12 1 17 .333 20 7 4 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Orioles have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .576 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .360 after a loss.