Toronto at Baltimore

Final 11th
W: D. Baez (4-1) L: B. Wolfe (1-1)
HR: TOR - A. Hill (12)   BAL - L. Scott (6), N. Reimold (4)

Orioles 12, Blue Jays 10 (11) wire reports

BALTIMORE -- The Toronto Blue Jays did just about everything necessary to end their miserable losing streak.

They got a fine pitching performance from ace Roy Halladay, reached double figures in runs for the first time since May 6 and twice had an apparently secure lead.

And still, the Baltimore Orioles rallied for an unlikely 12-10 victory Wednesday.

Nolan Reimold hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning, providing the Orioles with their first three-game winning streak of the season and extending the Blue Jays' skid to nine games.

"Been a long time since we had a lot of fun like that," said Baltimore manager Dave Trembley, shortly after Reimold had his postgame interview interrupted by a shaving-cream pie in the face, courtesy of teammate Robert Andino.

  Uehara on DL; Scott activated

Baltimore trailed 8-3 when Halladay left after seven innings, and 10-8 after Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th.

But after Luke Scott hit an RBI single off Brian Wolfe (1-1) to put runners at the corners with one out in the 11th, Reimold sent a 1-1 fastball over the wall in left-center, his fourth homer in 13 games since being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

"I didn't see the replay, how much of the plate it got, but he definitely went down and got it," Wolfe said.

That finished the worst road swing in Blue Jays history -- three losses apiece in Boston, Atlanta and Baltimore. Toronto never before went winless on a road trip of at least nine games.

During the previous eight defeats, the Blue Jays totaled 13 runs. They got plenty of offense this time, but the result was familiar.

"This is one we had a chance to win. We were leading. So this is about the worst lost we had on this trip," Toronto manager Cito Gaston said. "We're leading, we have Doc on the mound and we had a five-run lead. You're supposed to win those kind of games."

Danys Baez (4-1) pitched three innings for the Orioles, who got a home run from Scott and a career-high four hits from Andino in completing a three-game sweep. Baltimore was 0-24 when trailing after seven innings.

"It was just such a great, great atmosphere in our dugout today," Trembley said. "I'm glad we got the win for the team."

After Halladay allowed eight hits and left with a five-run lead, the Blue Jays bullpen ruined his chance to become the first nine-game winner in the majors.

"We know Doc goes out there every fifth day and does his thing on the mound. We just try to pick up what's left, and usually, it's not a lot," Wolfe said. "Today, we needed to pick up two innings and we couldn't get out of it."

Baltimore began the eighth by loading the bases with no outs against Jesse Carlson. After Reimold struck out, Chad Moeller was hit by a pitch to force in a run. Andino followed with an RBI single, and Brian Roberts greeted Scott Downs with a sacrifice fly. Adam Jones followed with a run-scoring single, and Nick Markakis tied it with an RBI double.

Jones, however, was cut down at the plate trying to score the go-ahead run.

In the 11th, Hill homered after Marco Scutaro hit a one-out single. The home run was Toronto's first in eight games and 78 innings.

But Baltimore rallied again in the bottom half, leaving the Blue Jays with their longest road losing streak since a 10-game run in 1979.

"I think the hitters did everything they could do today," Gaston said. "At least you guys have a different story to write."

Toronto used a six-run fourth inning to go up 7-2. A single and two walks loaded the bases for Kevin Millar, who hit a two-run single. One out later, Jose Bautista doubled in a run, and Scutaro chased starter Rich Hill with a two-run double. Alex Rios concluded the uprising with an RBI single off Brian Bass.

Jones hit a run-scoring single in the fifth, but Toronto's Vernon Wells answered with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.


  • The Orioles placed RHP Koji Uehara (hamstring) on the 15-day DL to make room for Scott, who returned from a shoulder injury. Scott has three homers in 12 career at-bats against Halladay.
  • Halladay is 6-0 since April 21, but has two straight no-decisions.
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The Orioles greet Nolan Reimold (14) at home plate after his game-winning homer in the 11th inning.   (AP)
The Orioles greet Nolan Reimold (14) at home plate after his game-winning homer in the 11th inning. (AP)

Players of the Game

L. Scott
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1

M. Scutaro
AB 5
R 3
H 2
HR 0

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Toronto Blue Jays
Marco Scutaro, SS5322100 .291
Aaron Hill, 2B6222002 .344
Alex Rios, RF6021010 .262
Vernon Wells, CF5121013 .269
Adam Lind, DH4100222 .283
Scott Rolen, 3B4111110 .297
Kevin Millar, 1B4112110 .286
Rod Barajas, C5010002 .296
Jose Bautista, LF5111012 .287
2B - Marco Scutaro (14, Hill), Alex Rios (11, Ray), Jose Bautista (6, Hill)
HR - Aaron Hill (12, Baez)
SF - Vernon Wells (2)
RBI - Marco Scutaro 2 (24), Aaron Hill 2 (37), Alex Rios (22), Vernon Wells (23), Scott Rolen (16), Kevin Millar 2 (16), Jose Bautista (8)
2-OUT RBI - Alex Rios (11), Scott Rolen (8)
Team LOB - 7
Outfield Assists - Alex Rios 1
DP - Scutaro-Hill-Millar
Toronto Blue Jays
Roy Halladay 7833251 2.63
Jesse Carlson 0.1355110 4.85
Scott Downs (BS,1) 0.2200000 2.57
Jason Frasor 2100140 2.41
B.J. Ryan (H,1) 0.1111000 9.28
Brian Wolfe (BS,1; L,1-1)0333001 5.68
IBB - Scott by Jason Frasor
HBP - Moeller (by Jesse Carlson)
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 102-74, Jesse Carlson 18-11, Scott Downs 10-7, Jason Frasor 35-20, B.J. Ryan 7-4, Brian Wolfe 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 10-5, Jason Frasor 1-1
Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 30, Jesse Carlson 6, Scott Downs 3, Jason Frasor 8, B.J. Ryan 2, Brian Wolfe 3
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B5011013 .302
Adam Jones, CF6032011 .359
Nick Markakis, RF6121006 .303
Aubrey Huff, 1B6120021 .269
Melvin Mora, 3B4320100 .268
Luke Scott, DH4223200 .311
    Cesar Izturis, PR-DH0100000 .246
Felix Pie, LF3010010 .195
   a- Nolan Reimold, PH-LF3113025 .265
Chad Moeller, C2101111 .200
   b- Gregg Zaun, PH-C1000012 .214
Robert Andino, SS5241010 .262
a-struck out for Pie in the 8th
b-struck out for Moeller in the 9th
2B - Brian Roberts (16, Halladay), Nick Markakis (14, Downs)
HR - Luke Scott (6, Halladay), Nolan Reimold (4, Wolfe)
SF - Brian Roberts (2)
SH - Melvin Mora (1)
RBI - Brian Roberts (21), Adam Jones 2 (36), Nick Markakis (39), Luke Scott 3 (18), Nolan Reimold 3 (9), Chad Moeller (2), Robert Andino (2)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Jones 2 (15), Nick Markakis (12)
Team LOB - 9
Outfield Assists - Felix Pie 1
PB - Chad Moeller (1)
E - Rich Hill (1, Misplayed grounder)
Baltimore Orioles
Rich Hill 3.1676330 6.14
Brian Bass 1.2200110 4.22
Chris Ray 2111120 9.39
Jamie Walker 1000000 4.09
Danys Baez (W,4-1) 3322011 3.58
Pitches-Strikes - Rich Hill 73-43, Brian Bass 35-24, Chris Ray 42-26, Jamie Walker 8-7, Danys Baez 36-26
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rich Hill 1-6, Brian Bass 3-1, Jamie Walker 1-2, Danys Baez 4-4
Batters Faced - Rich Hill 19, Brian Bass 8, Chris Ray 8, Jamie Walker 3, Danys Baez 12
Game Information
Attendance - 13713
Game Time - 3:42
Temperature - 67
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg