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Bynum error allows Blue Jays to edge Orioles

Jul 9, 2008 - 4:23 AM TORONTO (Ticker) -- A grounder by Scott Rolen went under the glove of shortstop Freddie Bynum in the bottom of the ninth, allowing Alex Rios to score the run that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to 7-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.

Rios, who reached on a one-out walk, stole second before scampering to third as catcher Ramon Hernandez's throw sailed into the center field. With two outs, Matt Stairs was walked intentionally.

With runners on the corners, Rolen hit a grounder off reliever Jim Johnson (2-3) that went under the glove of Bynum for an error, allowing Rios to score.

"We needed a game like that, a come-from-behind game, as far as getting the club rolling," Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston said. "Hopefully it will give us a boost."

"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "If you're going to give them five outs late in the ballgame, they're going to score a run and they're going to beat you."

B.J. Ryan (2-3) had pitched a 1-2-3 ninth and earned the win.

Rios hit a three-run triple and Vernon Wells added a game-tying RBI base hit for the Blue Jays, who erased a 6-2, seventh-inning deficit.

The Orioles lost despite holding leads of 1-0, 4-1, and 6-2.

"These are the kind of games you can't lose," Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez said. "It's really hard to lose a game when you're winning going into the seventh by four or five runs."

Aubrey Huff hit a solo homer in the first before an RBI double by Adam Jones in the fourth gave Baltimore a three-run lead. A bases-loaded single by Nick Markakis in the top of the seventh plated a run to make it 6-2.

Dennis Sarfate relieved Baltimore starter Daniel Cabrera with two on and one out in the seventh and retired a batter before walking Marco Scutaro. Rios then smacked a 3-2 pitch into left-center field to cut Toronto's deficit to one. Wells followed with an infield single to knot the score.

"The Toronto hitters showed a lot of patience," Trembley said. "Sarfate was getting behind, they fouled off some pitches. They made him come across the plate, and didn't chase pitches out of the strike zone."

"This is a huge one," Toronto's Vernon Wells said. "We need a bunch more like this in order to get back in this thing."

Cabrera allowed four runs, six hits and four walks while striking out three.

"Daniel worked way too hard tonight," Trembley said. "He just didn't seem to get in any kind of rhythm early."

Blue Jays starter Dustin McGowan surrendered four runs - two earned - and four hits before leaving the game with a sore right shoulder.

"The shoulder's been tender, but tonight it really started barking on me," said McGowan, who will have an MRI on Wednesday "It just went a little overboard."






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