Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Jose Bautista smacked a tie-breaking two-run
homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to send the streaking Toronto Blue
Jays past the Baltimore Orioles, 4-2, Saturday in the second of a three-game
series at Rogers Centre.
Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez (5-3) lasted 7 1/3 innings and was relieved
by Darren O'Day in the eighth with one out and a runner on first. After Rajai
Davis grounded into a fielder's choice, Bautista drew a full count offering
and smacked a lined shot that landed just over the left field wall.
Darren Oliver (3-1) earned the win despite allowing Taylor Teagarden to tie
the game at 2-2 in the top of the eighth with a solo shot. Casey Janssen
tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to record his 17th save of the season and help the Blue
Jays extended their winning streak to 10 games.
Toronto only managed four hits, with Maicer Izturis also connecting on a solo
shot. Starter Chien-Ming Wang pitched well, allowing just one run over 6 1/3
Gonzalez was tagged for three runs on three hits and three walks, while Travis
Ishikawa drove in one for the Orioles, who dropped the first two games of the
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