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Hill, Marcum lead Blue Jays over Orioles

Apr 16, 2008 - 3:51 AM BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- Aaron Hill blasted a three-run homer in the third inning and Shaun Marcum pitched effectively into the seventh as the Toronto Blue Jays cruised to an 11-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.

Matt Stairs and Alex Rios each drove in two runs for the Blue Jays, who went 4-1 on their five-game road trip.

Nick Markakis, Adam Jones and Melvin Mora each belted a solo home run for the Orioles, who lost for just the second time in eight games at home this season.

"I was pretty happy with the way I threw tonight," Marcum said. "I missed on my location a few times, but our hitters made it a little easier for me."

Toronto, which already was ahead, 1-0, was able to capitalize on Baltimore starter Steve Trachsel's control problems in the third inning.

Trachsel (1-2) walked Gregg Zaun on four pitches to lead off the frame and then allowed a single by Marco Scutaro. After Zaun was caught stealing, David Eckstein smacked a base hit to right field.

"Pitching sets the tone on both sides, and obviously, Marcum was on top of his game and Trachsel wasn't," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "They got a lot of hits from guys at the top of the lineup and they kept producing runs. That's just the way the game goes."

With runners on the corners, Hill blasted Trachsel's 1-0 offering over the left-center field wall to give the Blue Jays a 4-0 edge.

"It can't get any better than that," Hill said. "We did a great job putting it on the barrel (of the bat) tonight. We moved 'em over and moved 'em in."

Trachsel was pulled after issuing two more walks and a single to load the bases with one out. Stairs then delivered a sacrifice fly to score Rios and extend the advantage to 5-0.

The 37-year-old Trachsel lasted just 2 1/3 innings, surrendering five runs, five hits and three walks with one strikeout.

"I had no fastball command," Trachsel said. "I was pitching from behind in the count from the very beginning. It was a bad, bad start."

Marcum (2-0) was much more efficient, allowing two runs and four hits with three walks and four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. He continued to struggle with Markakis, who belted his fourth career homer off Marcum in just his 12th at-bat in the third.

"He executed tonight," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He can pitch."

Jones hit his first blast as an Oriole in the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 6-2, but the Blue Jays rallied for three runs in sixth on consecutive RBI singles by Vernon Wells, Frank Thomas and Stairs.

"If we can figure out a way to keep the consistency going, we will be in good shape," Hill said.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 1 0 4 1 0 3 0 0 2 11 16 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TOR - SHAUN MARCUM, JESSE CARLSON (7TH), BRIAN WOLFE (8TH) AND GREGG
    ZAUN
    BAL - STEVE TRACHSEL, GREG AQUINO (3RD), RANDOR BIERD
    (6TH), DENNIS SARFATE (9TH) AND RAM

    Apr 15 10:26 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DAVID ECKSTEIN SCORED GREGG ZAUN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D ECKSTEIN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 11
    BALTIMORE 3 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: J INGLETT (.417, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays 11, Orioles 3  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 15 10:19 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GREGG ZAUN SCORED LYLE OVERBAY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ZAUN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 10
    BALTIMORE 3 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M SCUTARO (.194, 2-FOR-4)

    Blue Jays 10, Orioles 3  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 15 10:16 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MELVIN MORA (3) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF JESSE CARLSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 9, BALTIMORE 3
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.311, 1-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

    Blue Jays 9, Orioles 3  Bot 8, 0 OutsApr 15 9:56 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT STAIRS SCORED VERNON WELLS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M STAIRS ON FIRST, F THOMAS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 9
    BALTIMORE 2 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: L OVERBAY (.265, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Blue Jays 9, Orioles 2  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 15 9:20 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FRANK THOMAS SCORED ALEX RIOS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, F THOMAS ON FIRST, V WELLS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 8
    BALTIMORE 2 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M STAIRS (.273, 0-FOR-2, SF, RBI)

    Blue Jays 8, Orioles 2  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 15 9:18 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VERNON WELLS SCORED DAVID ECKSTEIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V WELLS ON FIRST, A RIOS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7
    BALTIMORE 2 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F THOMAS (.182, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Blue Jays 7, Orioles 2  Top 6, 0 OutsApr 15 9:13 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ADAM JONES (1) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF SHAUN MARCUM.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 6, BALTIMORE 2
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: L HERNANDEZ (.250, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays 6, Orioles 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsApr 15 8:58 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEX RIOS SCORED MARCO SCUTARO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A HILL ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 6
    BALTIMORE 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.339, 1-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays 6, Orioles 1  Top 4, 0 OutsApr 15 8:42 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY NICK MARKAKIS (2) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF SHAUN MARCUM.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 5, BALTIMORE 1
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: K MILLAR (.245, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays 5, Orioles 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsApr 15 8:25 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MATT STAIRS SCORED ALEX RIOS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, F THOMAS ON FIRST, V WELLS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 5
    BALTIMORE 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: L OVERBAY (.271, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays 5, Orioles 0  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 15 8:15 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY AARON HILL (2) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF STEVE TRACHSEL SCORED MARCO SCUTARO AND DAVID ECKSTEIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4, BALTIMORE 0
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A RIOS (.283, 0-FOR-1, RBI)

    Blue Jays 4, Orioles 0  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 15 8:00 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 1 1 1 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - SHAUN MARCUM
    BAL - STEVE TRACHSEL

    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.327, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
    M MORA (.255, 2 HR, 5 RBI)
    N MARKAKIS (.310, 1 HR, 4

    Blue Jays 1, Orioles 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 15 7:19 PM
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    Blue Jays vs. OriolesApr 15 6:46 AM