Baltimore at Toronto

Final 11th
W: J. Frasor (4-0) L: B. Bass (0-1)
HR: BAL - A. Jones (5)   TOR - A. Hill (6)

Blue Jays' Hill helps, then haunts Orioles in extras wire reports

TORONTO -- George Sherrill hopes this is as bad as it gets for the struggling Baltimore Orioles.

Aaron Hill hit an RBI single in the 11th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-4 victory Saturday, sending the Orioles to their fifth straight loss.

Baltimore has led in each game of its skid. Sherrill felt especially bad after its latest loss, picking up his second blown save when Hill tied it with a 10th-inning homer.

"This is one of those [losses] that usually is at the end of a losing streak," Sherrill said. "You battle back the next day and start a winning streak, hopefully. It's either going to tailspin or get better. Hopefully it gets better."

Rod Barajas led off the 11th with a base hit off Brian Bass (0-1). After Travis Snider popped his bunt attempt to the mound, Barajas took second on Marco Scutaro's sacrifice and scored on Hill's single to right-center.

"It just seems like every miscue that we make comes back to hurt us and the other teams take advantage of their opportunities," Baltimore manager Dave Trembley said.

Jason Frasor (4-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.

It was a wild final two innings for Hill, whose tying homer came after his error in the top half helped the Orioles take a 4-3 lead.

Hill said he wasn't trying to make amends for his fourth error.

"You can't go up to the plate thinking something like that," he said. "Obviously it worked out, everyone wants to redeem yourself, so to speak, but you can't take anything that happens in the field up to the plate, just like you can't take anything that happens at the plate on the field."

Nick Markakis went 0-for-4 with a pair of walks for Baltimore, ending his hitting streak at 17 games. The Orioles have lost 13 of 16, with six of the past seven defeats coming by two runs or fewer.

"It gets annoying but as long as we're in them, as long as we're not getting blown out, beat by six or seven," outfielder Adam Jones said. "We know losing close games, it's just one or two key situations that if they went our way, if we got that done, then we win."

The Orioles took a 4-3 lead in the 10th against Scott Downs. Markakis reached on Hill's error, moved to second on Aubrey Huff's single and took third on Melvin Mora's flyout. He scampered home on pinch-hitter Ty Wigginton's grounder to shortstop, sliding in ahead of the throw from Scutaro.

Hill tied it in the bottom half with a leadoff drive off Sherrill for his sixth homer.

"I thought it was a pretty decent pitch, it was just [over the] middle," Sherrill said. "He was able to get extended on it and hit it out."

Jones hit his third homer into the second deck in left in the first, but Toronto scored three times in the second. Adam Lind drove in a run with a groundout and Raul Chavez and Scutaro each had RBI singles to make it 3-1.

Huff tied it with a two-out, two-run double in the third.

Robert Ray allowed three runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings for Toronto in his major league debut. He walked four and struck out two.

Baltimore right-hander Brad Bergesen, who made his third career start, allowed three runs and six hits in a career-high six innings.

Baltimore put runners at first and second in the fourth but left fielder Snider made a sliding catch on Brian Roberts' shallow pop to end the threat.

Snider turned the Orioles away again in the seventh, making a running catch on Markakis' drive to left-center to leave Cesar Izturis stranded at third.


  • Roberts played in his 1,000th career game, all with the Orioles. He's the 15th Baltimore player to reach the mark.
  • Orioles RHP Dennis Sarfate, who left Friday's game with numbness in his right middle finger, was unavailable.
  • Toronto LHP Ricky Romero, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his right side, threw a bullpen session before the game and reported no pain. Romero will throw another bullpen Monday.
  • Toronto RHP Casey Janssen (shoulder) pitched four no-hit innings in a rehab start at Class A Dunedin on Saturday.
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Rod Barajas and Aaron Hill combine for the winning run in the 11th inning for Toronto.  (AP)
Rod Barajas and Aaron Hill combine for the winning run in the 11th inning for Toronto. (AP)

Players of the Game

A. Hill
AB 6
R 1
H 2
HR 1

A. Jones
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 1

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Brian Roberts, 2B5000103 .320
Adam Jones, CF6231012 .371
Nick Markakis, RF4200212 .363
Aubrey Huff, 1B5022011 .289
Melvin Mora, 3B5010003 .290
Luke Scott, DH4000010 .272
   a- Ty Wigginton, PH-DH1001000 .205
    Felix Pie, PR-DH0000000 .157
Lou Montanez, LF4010113 .174
Gregg Zaun, C4000023 .129
Cesar Izturis, SS5020002 .243
a-hit into fielder's choice for Scott in the 10th
2B - Aubrey Huff (7, Ray), Lou Montanez (3, Ray)
HR - Adam Jones (5, Ray)
RBI - Adam Jones (19), Aubrey Huff 2 (22), Ty Wigginton (9)
2-OUT RBI - Aubrey Huff 2 (7)
SB - Adam Jones (3, 2nd base off Frasor/Barajas), Melvin Mora (1, 2nd base off League/Chavez), Cesar Izturis (5, 2nd base off Carlson/Chavez)
Team LOB - 11
DP - Huff-Izturis, Izturis-Huff, B. Roberts-Izturis-Huff
E - Jim Johnson (1, Misplayed grounder), Nick Markakis (3, Misplayed grounder)
Baltimore Orioles
Brad Bergesen 6633310 5.17
Danys Baez 1.2100210 2.63
Jamie Walker 0.1000000 1.93
Jim Johnson 1000000 2.70
George Sherrill (BS,2) 1211111 5.06
Brian Bass (L,0-1) 0.2211000 6.62
IBB - Lind by Danys Baez
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Bergesen 90-52, Danys Baez 27-14, Jamie Walker 8-5, Jim Johnson 6-4, George Sherrill 20-10, Brian Bass 8-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Bergesen 11-4, Danys Baez 3-1, Jim Johnson 2-1, Brian Bass 1-1
Batters Faced - Brad Bergesen 25, Danys Baez 8, Jamie Walker 1, Jim Johnson 3, George Sherrill 6, Brian Bass 4
Toronto Blue Jays
Marco Scutaro, SS5011000 .276
Aaron Hill, 2B6122012 .374
Alex Rios, RF5020010 .255
Vernon Wells, CF5120000 .287
Adam Lind, DH3011201 .320
Jose Bautista, 3B2110301 .318
Lyle Overbay, 1B2100113 .241
   a- Kevin Millar, PH-1B2000005 .333
Raul Chavez, C4011000 .267
    John McDonald, PR0000000 .111
    Rod Barajas, C1110000 .329
Travis Snider, LF5000003 .239
a-flied out for Overbay in the 8th
2B - Vernon Wells (8, Bergesen)
HR - Aaron Hill (6, Sherrill)
SH - Marco Scutaro (1)
RBI - Marco Scutaro (16), Aaron Hill 2 (22), Adam Lind (23), Raul Chavez (2)
2-OUT RBI - Marco Scutaro (5), Aaron Hill (10)
Team LOB - 10
Outfield Assists - Travis Snider 1
PB - Raul Chavez (1)
E - Aaron Hill (4, Misplayed grounder)
Toronto Blue Jays
Robert Ray 5.2433421 4.76
Jesse Carlson 1.2100000 1.32
Brandon League 1.2200030 3.95
Scott Downs 1110020 0.71
Jason Frasor (W,4-0) 1100000 0.00
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Pitches-Strikes - Robert Ray 90-56, Jesse Carlson 25-15, Brandon League 22-16, Scott Downs 22-14, Jason Frasor 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Robert Ray 6-8, Brandon League 2-0, Scott Downs 2-1
Batters Faced - Robert Ray 25, Jesse Carlson 6, Brandon League 7, Scott Downs 6, Jason Frasor 4
Game Information
Attendance - 18331
Game Time - 3:24
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Chris Tiller, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Tony Randazzo