Blue Jays use late rally to beat O'sJul 14, 2013 - 3:08 AM Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - J.P. Arencibia had the go-ahead, two-run hit in the bottom of the sixth, as Toronto downed Baltimore, 7-3, in the second test of a three-game set from Camden Yards.
"This year it's been a little different from the previous years (in terms of success) and at times I think I've lost my aggressiveness in those situations and I've been back to being aggressive and it's working out," Arencibia said of his change in approach."
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run home run, while Colby Rasmus and Adam Lind each contributed two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Blue Jays, who shook off a loss in Friday's opener.
Aaron Loup (4-3) turned in 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Todd Redmond for the win. Redmond lasted only four innings, charged with four hits and three runs with six strikeouts.
Brian Roberts doubled twice and drove in a run, with Chris Davis and Adam Jones both contributing solo homers for the Orioles, whose three-game win streak ended.
Jason Hammel (7-6) was tagged in defeat for 10 hits and six runs over six-plus frames.
Lind and Rasmus hit consecutive two-out singles to keep the sixth inning alive, then Arencibia brought both in to give Toronto a 4-3 edge in the sixth. The visitors piled on three more in the seventh.
Emilio Bonifacio was hit to start the frame, then Jose Reyes walked and Hammel was pulled for Jose Asencio. Jose Bautista made it 5-3 with an RBI double, then Encarnacion's free pass brought Troy Patton in from the bullpen. That move backfired when Lind's fielder's choice grounder scored Reyes and left runners on the corners, and a Rasmus grounder to short resulted in another run coming home.
"These guys battle for me," Hammel said. "You may get runs, you may not. But you've still got to make pitches during that time. And I'm just not doing it."
The Orioles had two on with one out in the bottom of the eighth, but Davis fanned against Brett Cecil and J.J. Hardy was retired on a bunt attempt by Steve Delabar.
Baltimore threatened again in the ninth, putting men on the corners with one out thanks to a leadoff walk by Matt Wieters and a pinch-single from Ryan Flaherty. Casey Janssen came in for Delabar and fanned both Nate McLouth and Manny Machado to end the game and pick up his 18th save.
"The bullpen came in and there's not much to say other than they've really been lights out the whole year and continue to pitch that way," Arencibia said.
Reyes began the game with a double and scored two batters later when Encarnacion reached the seats in left center for a 2-0 Toronto edge.
Davis' one-out solo homer in the second put the O's on the board, and the hosts moved ahead in the fourth when Jones led off with a homer and Roberts doubled home Davis, who was plunked following Jones' blast.
Toronto's Maicer Izturis led all players with three hits ... Davis has gone deep in each of the last three games. With one more contest before the All- Star break, he can equal or break Reggie Jackson's mark of 37 homers accumulated before the Mid-Summer Classic when he did so in 1969 for Oakland ... Prior to the game, the Jays activated third baseman Brett Lawrie from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Buffalo.
- TORONTO: 7
Jul 13 7:00 PM
- Colby Rasmus grounded into a fielder's choice, short to second scoring Jose Bautista. Adam Lind out at second. Runner on first with two outs and Maicer Izturis due up.
Blue Jays 7, Orioles 3 Top 7, 2 OutsJul 13 6:05 PM
- Adam Lind grounded into a fielder's choice off first to second to short scoring Jose Reyes. Edwin Encarnacion out at second. Jose Bautista advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Colby Rasmus due up.
Blue Jays 6, Orioles 3 Top 7, 1 OutJul 13 6:04 PM
- Jose Bautista doubled to left scoring Emilio Bonifacio. On the play, Jose Reyes advances to third. Runners on second and third with none out and Edwin Encarnacion due up.
Blue Jays 5, Orioles 3 Top 7, 0 OutsJul 13 5:59 PM
- J.P. Arencibia singled to left scoring Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus. On the play, Maicer Izturis advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and Brett Lawrie due up.
Blue Jays 4, Orioles 3 Top 6, 2 OutsJul 13 5:35 PM
- Brian Roberts doubled to right scoring Chris Davis. Runner on second with two outs and Nolan Reimold due up.
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 3 Bot 4, 2 OutsJul 13 5:14 PM
- Adam Jones lead-off Home Run (18) to left. Chris Davis due up.
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 2 Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 13 5:09 PM
- Chris Davis one-out, solo Home Run (36) to left center. J.J. Hardy due up.
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 1 Bot 2, 1 OutJul 13 4:34 PM
- Edwin Encarnacion one-out, two-run Home Run (25) to left center scored Jose Reyes. Adam Lind due up.
Blue Jays 2, Orioles 0 Top 1, 1 OutJul 13 4:11 PM
- TORONTO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jul 13 4:08 PM
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