Blue Jays 4, Orioles 2: Jose Bautista snapped a tie with a two-run, two-out homer to left field in the bottom of the eighth inning and host Toronto held on to extend its winning streak to 10 games.
Bautista collected his 16th home run on a line drive off reliever Darren O’Day's 3-2 pitch and Maicer Izturis also homered for the Blue Jays (37-36), who are over .500 for the first time this season. Darren Oliver (3-1) earned the win despite allowing a run in the eighth and Casey Janssen worked a perfect ninth for his 17th save.
Taylor Teagarden homered while Chris Davis had a pair of hits and scored a run for the Orioles. Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez (5-3) took the loss, allowing three runs on as many hits over 7 1/3 innings.
Melky Cabrera walked, moved to third on a two-out single by Adam Lind and scored on a wild pitch to give Toronto a 1-0 lead in the first. Davis reached on an infield single and later scored to tie it at 1-1 in the fifth on Travis Ishikawa’s RBI single up the middle that glanced off pitcher Chien-Ming Wang’s glove.
The Blue Jays answered when Izturis hammered the first pitch of the bottom half of the fifth over the right-field wall for a 2-1 lead. Teagarden knotted the game again with one out in the eighth, drilling an 0-1 fastball from Oliver into the left-field seats.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Blue Jays can equal their franchise-record win streak in the finale of the series on Sunday. Toronto won 11 straight in both 1987 and 1998. … The Orioles placed OF/DH Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist tendinitis and activated Gonzalez from the paternity list. … Wang allowed one run on four hits without walking a batter over the first 6 1/3 innings in his third outing of the season.