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Orioles rally after rain delay, beat Blue Jays 6-5



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BALTIMORE (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer within the backside of the eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday evening.

The Orioles trailed 5-3 within the sixth when the sport was delayed 78 minutes due to rain. Then Baltimore minimize the lead in half on Ryan Mountcastle’s RBI double within the seventh. Odor linked off Yimi Garcia (1-4) to offer the Orioles the lead an inning later.

Nick Vespi (4-0) struck out his solely two hitters within the eighth, stopping the Blue Jays from including to what was then a one-run lead. Félix Bautista pitched the ninth for his sixth save.

Santiago Espinal hit an infield single off Bautista with one out and went to second on a throwing error by Odor, the second baseman. After Lourdes Gurriel Jr. struck out, Bautista retired Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on a lineout to second.

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Bo Bichette hit two house runs for Toronto, together with a three-run shot within the sixth. Guerrero prolonged his hitting streak to twenty video games with a sixth-inning single.

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The Orioles entered the evening trailing Seattle by one recreation for the ultimate wild card within the American League. The Mariners hosted the New York Yankees on Tuesday evening.

Toronto appeared to drag off a triple play within the first inning solely to have it overturned by a replay evaluate. The Blue Jays trailed 3-1 earlier than scoring 4 runs within the sixth.

Alejandro Kirk hit an RBI single to chase Baltimore starter Kyle Bradish, then Bryan Baker allowed a stroll and Bichette’s homer.

Bichette additionally hit a solo shot within the second.

All-Star Alek Manoah allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 innings for the Blue Jays.

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The sport was delayed between the highest and backside of the sixth.

The Orioles had some adventures on the bases from the start. After their first two hitters reached base, Anthony Santander hit a sinking liner and heart fielder Whit Merrifield tried to make a sliding catch. It was dominated a catch initially, though the Baltimore runners didn’t appear to suppose so. They didn’t return to their authentic bases, giving Toronto a simple triple play.

The decision was overturned after a evaluate, leaving the bases loaded with no person out. Mountcastle instantly grounded right into a double play, bringing one run house, after which Terrin Vavra hit an RBI single to make it 2-0.

Within the third, the Orioles had males on second and third with one out. This time, the evaluate didn’t go their method. Manoah’s pitch obtained previous the catcher, though Vavra was dominated to have swung at it. Santander scored simply from third.

Nonetheless, a replay confirmed the pitch truly hit Vavra as he swung at it, that means the runners have been put again on second and third and the at-bat continued. Vavra hit a sacrifice fly to make it 3-1, however that was all of the Orioles managed that inning.

Within the fourth, Odor led off with a single, however when Ramón Urías adopted with a single, Odor ended up in a rundown between second and third and was tagged out.

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Bradish allowed three runs and 5 hits in 5 1/3 innings.


Blue Jays: Merrifield was the final man to bat earlier than the rain delay, and he was changed afterward. It was not instantly clear why.


José Berríos (8-4) takes the mound for the Blue Jays within the sequence finale towards Baltimore’s Dean Kremer (4-3) on Wednesday evening. The Orioles attempt for a three-game sweep.


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