Caleb Joseph and Nick Markakis also had run-scoring hits as the
Orioles won for the eighth time in 12 games. The Blue Jays have lost
five of six games after dropping the opener of a 10-game road trip.
Gausman (2-1) allowed one run and five hits while winning his second
straight outing. Toronto’s Mark Buehrle (10-3) gave up four runs and
eight hits in 6 1/3 innings while dropping his second straight
Markakis led off the first inning with a single and Young followed
with his blast over the left-field fence. Joseph delivered a
run-scoring single in the second to make it 3-0 and the Blue Jays
finally got on the board on Melky Cabrera’s two-out single to center
in the fifth.
Markakis finished Buehrle’s night with a booming double off the wall
in the right to make it 4-1 in the seventh. Toronto pulled within
two in the eighth when Jose Bautista doubled, stole third and scored
on Edwin Encarnacion’s infield out before Baltimore’s Zach Britton
worked the ninth for his sixth save.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Encarnacion was hitless in four at-bats and is just
2-for-22 over the last six games. … Baltimore 3B Manny Machado
doubled and scored in the second inning as part of a 1-for-3 night
and is 1-for-20 over the last six contests. … Blue Jays OF Colby
Rasmus (hamstring) began a rehab stint at Triple-A Buffalo and could
return to the majors by early next week.
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