Davis helps Blue Jays edge O's to avoid sweepSep 6, 2012 - 6:37 AM
The Blue Jays, who were shut out in the first two games of the series, took a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning when Adeiny Hechavarria plated Yunel Escobar with a bunt single off Miguel Gonzalez (6-4).
Davis added a two-run single later in the frame to help Toronto halt a four- game slide.
Brandon Morrow gave up two runs on three hits, including a solo homer to Adam Jones, over a six-inning start and Steve Delabar (4-1) tossed a 1-2-3 seventh to pick up the win.
"He was searching for his rhythm early on," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said of Morrow. "Never really seemed to get a feel for the curveball that has become a big pitch for him. Still, six solid innings."
Casey Janssen allowed Mark Reynolds' ninth-inning, two-run homer before striking out Omar Quintanilla to end the game.
Gonzalez, who was relieved after Hechavarria's go-ahead bunt, was charged with five runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.
"I was ready but (the hits) were well-placed," said Gonzalez. "It was tough. Things didn't go our way."
Jones opened the scoring with a leadoff homer in the second inning and Manny Machado had a bases-loaded RBI groundout later in the frame, but the Orioles eventually saw their three-game win streak come to an end.
They sit one game behind the AL East-leading Yankees, who defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
The Blue Jays scored their first run of the series in the second when Adam Lind led off with a single and scored on Kelly Johnson's double, which reached the wall in right-center field.
Davis tied the game an inning later with his seventh homer of the season.
Escobar began the seventh with a double, advanced to third on Johnson's bunt single and scored when Hechavarria dropped a base hit in front of home plate.
Anthony Gose followed with a single off Luis Ayala and scored on a throwing error by Jones after Davis' base hit to center.
Baltimore placed runners on first and second with one out in the eighth before pinch-hitter Lew Ford grounded into a double play.
Morrow is 1-1 in three starts since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 25 ... The Orioles were seeking their first three-game sweep at Rogers Centre since 2005 ... Baltimore leads the season-series, 9-5 ... Reynolds has hit six home runs in his last six games.
- BALTIMORE: 4
Sep 5 9:54 PM
- Mark Reynolds two-out, two-run Home Run (18) to center scored Matt Wieters. Omar Quintanilla due up.
Orioles 4, Blue Jays 6 Top 9, 2 OutsSep 5 9:51 PM
- Colby Rasmus struck out swinging. Runner on third with two outs and Edwin Encarnacion due up.
Orioles 2, Blue Jays 6 Bot 7, 2 OutsSep 5 9:19 PM
- Luis Ayala enters the game for the Orioles with runners on first and second with one out.
Orioles 2, Blue Jays 3 Bot 7, 1 OutSep 5 9:10 PM
- Rajai Davis one-out, solo Home Run (7) to left. Colby Rasmus due up.
Orioles 2, Blue Jays 2 Bot 3, 1 OutSep 5 7:56 PM
- Kelly Johnson doubled to right scored Adam Lind. Runner on second with one out and Yorvit Torrealba due up.
Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1 Bot 2, 1 OutSep 5 7:40 PM
- Nick Markakis grounded out second to first to end the inning.
Orioles 2, Blue Jays 0 Mid 2Sep 5 7:34 PM
- Adam Jones lead-off Home Run (27) to left. Matt Wieters due up.
Orioles 1, Blue Jays 0 Top 2, 0 OutsSep 5 7:21 PM
- BALTIMORE: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 5 7:08 PM
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