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Orioles solve Morrow, down Blue Jays

Aug 7, 2011 - 4:51 AM Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - It took the Baltimore Orioles nearly six innings to solve Brandon Morrow. But their persistence paid dividends.

Morrow had a perfect game through five frames, but the Orioles exploded for four runs in the sixth, highlighted by Adam Jones' three-run blast, to earn a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

"It looked like Morrow had great stuff," said Orioles manager Buck Showalter. "We were able to stay close enough where we got a couple people out there and Jones put a good swing on the ball."

Chris Tillman (3-4), who was called up from the minors prior to the game, allowed two runs on four hits while fanning five over seven innings to earn the win.

Jones finished with four RBI as the Orioles evened the three-game series at a win apiece.

Morrow (8-6) was charged with six runs -- three earned -- on just four hits over 7 2/3 innings to suffer the loss.

Colby Rasmus belted his first home run as a Blue Jay.

Rasmus, who exited Friday's contest in the eighth inning with an injured finger, showed no ill effects, ripping a two-out solo shot in the second. It marked his first home run with Toronto since arriving from the Cardinals via trade in late July.

Tillman ran into trouble in the top of the sixth. He walked Jose Molina to begin the frame, allowed a Brett Lawrie single and hit Yunel Escobar to load the bases. Eric Thames flew out before Jose Bautista's sac fly made it a 2-0 game. Tillman got Adam Lind to ground out to prevent further damage.

"I thought the bases loaded, no outs situation was impressive to get out of that where [Tillman] was in the batting order," said Showalter.

Nolan Reimold led off the home half with a line drive single to break up the perfect game and things quickly unraveled for Morrow.

Blake Davis ripped a one-out single to place runners on the corners and Robert Andino followed with a routine grounder to short. Escobar failed to look the ball into his glove, however, and Reimold scored to cut the Jays advantage in half.

After a Nick Markakis fly out, Jones slapped a towering opposite field homer to give the Orioles a 4-2 lead. The blast was Jones' 20th of the season -- a career high.

Josh Bell caught the Jays napping in the eighth, scoring from second on a Markakis fly out to deep center. Jones followed with an RBI single to seal the final margin.

Game Notes

Tillman was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk prior to the game, while Jake Arrieta was placed on the 15-day DL with a bone spur in his right elbow....The Blue Jays lead the season series 7-4...Entering the game, Morrow had won six of his last seven decisions.