Baltimore at Toronto

W: C. Janssen (1-0) L: D. Baez (0-2)
S: J. Accardo (2)
HR: BAL - J. Gibbons (3), N. Markakis (5)   TOR - T. Glaus (7)

Blue Jays 5, Orioles 3

CBS wire reports

TORONTO -- Another late-inning loss led to a testy exchange between Baltimore Orioles teammates on Monday night.

Outfielder Jay Payton and infielder Melvin Mora traded angry words and nearly came to blows as they left the field following a 5-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Payton, who grounded out to end the game, apparently was upset with Mora for distracting him as Mora took third base on defensive indifference with two out in the ninth. Payton took a called strike on the pitch, leaving him trailing 1-2 in the count to Jeremy Accardo.

"It was my fault because I went over there," Mora said. "Maybe his eyes were blinking because I was running."

"I'm surprised at the reaction because Jay and I have been friends for a long time. I know we're frustrated because we've lost some games we should have won. I made a mistake in that situation and he wasn't able to swing."

Payton said he and Mora patched things up in the clubhouse after the game.

"We'll move past it," Payton said. "We didn't lose on a baserunning mistake. That's not why we lost the game. We lost the game as a team."

The confrontation came one day after Baltimore gave up six runs in the ninth inning and lost 6-5 in Boston on Sunday.

Troy Glaus' tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth lifted the Blue Jays to the win.

Frank Thomas drew a one-out walk and was replaced by pinch-runner Jason Smith before Glaus drilled a 1-0 pitch from Danys Baez (0-2) into the second deck in left for his seventh homer.

"He's a great hitter and you can't make mistakes to those kinds of hitters," Baez said. "I made one and I paid for it."

Glaus, who went 2-for-4 with three RBI, was playing for the first time since Friday, when he left a game against Tampa Bay after just one at-bat after aggravating his sore left heel while running out a fly ball. He missed 14 games with the same injury earlier this season.

"Troy has been one of the marquee hitters in this game for a number of years," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He always produces runs. It's good to have him back."

Casey Janssen (1-0) recorded two outs to get the win and Accardo pitched the ninth for his second save in as many chances.

Jay Gibbons hit his third homer in the second inning and Nick Markakis added a two-run drive in the third for his fifth of the season to help the Orioles build a 3-0 lead.

Toronto scored twice in the third and pushed across a run in the sixth to tie it. Jason Phillips hit an RBI double and Thomas walked with the bases loaded in the third, and Vernon Wells doubled and scored on Glaus' single in the sixth.

Baltimore left-hander Erik Bedard remained winless since April 18, a span of five starts. He allowed three runs and six hits over seven innings, striking out seven and walking two.

Tomo Ohka gave up three runs and five hits over five innings for the Blue Jays. He walked two and struck out one.


Right-hander Jesse Litsch will make his major league debut for Toronto on Tuesday when he starts in place of Roy Halladay (appendectomy). A 24th-round pick in 2004, Litsch was 5-1 with an 0.96 ERA in six starts at Double-A New Hampshire.

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Attendance - 19819
Game Time - 2:28
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Tim Tschida, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Jim Wolf