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Orioles 4, Blue Jays 3(11)

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BALTIMORE -- After waiting the entire season to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, the Baltimore Orioles didn't mind at all playing a couple extra innings to make it happen.

Luke Scott singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th, and Baltimore ended a 12-game losing streak against the Blue Jays with a 4-3 victory Monday night.

Brian Roberts homered for the Orioles, now 1-12 against Toronto this season. Those 12 losses came before manager Buck Showalter arrived in Baltimore and rejuvenated a 32-73 team that has gone 24-15 since his debut on Aug. 3.

"It's no secret, we've been playing better baseball since he got the job," shortstop Cesar Izturis said. "It's a different ballclub. We've got more energy right now."

Nick Markakis led off the 11th with a single off Brian Tallet (2-6). After a groundout by Ty Wigginton advanced Markakis, Scott lined a single to center that easily brought home the decisive run.

"He made his pitch. It was a cutter that actually ran off the plate," Scott said. "It worked out good for me because I hit it off the end of the bat and the ball wasn't able to stay up. It's a funny game how it works out, but it's a good win for us."

Baltimore improved to 12-3 in extra innings this season.

"To our credit, facing adversity we haven't given up," Scott said. "We've been battling hard for everything that we get. Hopefully that attitude will turn things around for us."

David Hernandez (7-8) got two outs to earn the victory.

Baltimore won despite going 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position and stranding 15.

The game attracted a meager crowd of 9,882, in part because it was played while the Baltimore Ravens faced the New York Jets in a televised NFL game. The smallest gathering in the 19-year history of Camden Yards is 9,129.

Edwin Encarnacion homered for the Blue Jays, extending Toronto's streak of successive games with a home run to 15 -- the team's longest such run since July 2000. It was the 14th homer of the season for Encarnacion, who came off the disabled list Monday after being sidelined with a sprained left wrist.

Orioles starter Brian Matusz pitched only one inning before leaving with a bruise on the back of his upper arm, an injury that occurred when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Yunel Escobar. The rookie had won his previous four starts.

"It's fine," Matusz said of the injury. "It's in a spot that really doesn't scare me too much."

Rick VandenHurk came in and retired the first 12 batters before Encarnacion hit a 1-1 pitch into the left-field seats leading off the sixth. VandenHurk allowed one run and two hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Baltimore led 3-1 before the Blue Jays rallied in the eighth. Two singles and a grounder put runners at second and third with two outs for Escobar, who grounded a two-run single up the middle off Jim Johnson.

It would be Toronto's last hit.

"Our guys battled pretty hard to get back into the game," Toronto manager Cito Gaston said. "We needed one more run and we didn't come up with it."

After Matusz ended his stint by striking out Lyle Overbay with two outs and runners on second and third, Roberts got the Orioles started with his 13th career leadoff homer, a drive to left on a 3-2 pitch from Marc Rzepczynski.

Baltimore made it 2-0 in the second when Adam Jones doubled and scored on a chopper down by the third-base line by Brandon Snyder, the rookie's first major league hit and RBI.

Rzepczynski gave up two runs and six hits in five innings.

"I threw my breaking ball more in hitters' counts," Rzepczynski said. "So, getting back into the counts helped me get outs. I was able to get some ground balls later on in the game."

Baltimore went up 3-1 in the seventh. With the bases loaded and two outs, Shawn Camp hit Jones with a pitch to force in a run.

Notes

Roberts was hit by a pitch near his right knee in the eighth inning and replaced in the ninth. ... Toronto hired Jay Sartori as assistant general manager Monday. Sartori was most recently director of baseball operations for the Washington Nationals. ... VandenHurk's outing was the longest by an Oriole this season.

 
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Players of the Game
Baltimore

N. Markakis
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
Toronto

Y. Escobar
AB 5
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
 
Toronto Blue Jays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Travis Snider, LF5000000 .236
Yunel Escobar, SS5032000 .262
Jose Bautista, RF4000103 .262
Vernon Wells, CF5010001 .270
Lyle Overbay, 1B4000022 .247
Aaron Hill, 2B4000010 .212
Adam Lind, DH4110020 .229
John Buck, C3010010 .274
    Mike McCoy, PR0100000 .188
    Jose Molina, C1000010 .250
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B4111022 .246
Totals3937319  
Batting
2B - Vernon Wells (41, Matusz)
HR - Edwin Encarnacion (14, VandenHurk)
RBI - Yunel Escobar 2 (34), Edwin Encarnacion (37)
2-OUT RBI - Yunel Escobar 2 (19)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Hill-Escobar-Overbay
Toronto Blue Jays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marc Rzepczynski 5622231 6.15
Bobby Ray 0.2000210 0.00
Shawn Camp 1211100 3.03
Jesse Carlson 0.1000000 3.72
Jason Frasor 1000020 3.99
Brian Tallet (L,2-6) 2.1411110 6.28
IBB - Wieters by Bobby Ray, Scott by Shawn Camp
HBP - Fox (by Marc Rzepczynski), Jones (by Shawn Camp), B. Roberts (by Jason Frasor)
WP - Shawn Camp (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Marc Rzepczynski 91-54, Bobby Ray 22-8, Shawn Camp 21-11, Jesse Carlson 1-1, Jason Frasor 12-9, Brian Tallet 43-26
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Marc Rzepczynski 6-4, Shawn Camp 1-2, Brian Tallet 3-3
Batters Faced - Marc Rzepczynski 22, Bobby Ray 4, Shawn Camp 7, Jesse Carlson 1, Jason Frasor 4, Brian Tallet 12
Baltimore Orioles
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Brian Roberts, 2B4121010 .286
    Josh Bell, 3B1000011 .216
Robert Andino, SS-2B6010013 .154
Nick Markakis, RF5230101 .291
Ty Wigginton, 3B-1B4010202 .249
Jake Fox, DH2000011 .223
   a- Luke Scott, PH-DH2011101 .281
Adam Jones, CF3121103 .283
Matt Wieters, C4000106 .254
Nolan Reimold, LF3000013 .198
   b- Felix Pie, PH-LF2000010 .275
Brandon Snyder, 1B3011002 .167
   c- Corey Patterson, PH1000010 .270
    Cesar Izturis, SS1010000 .236
Totals41412467  
a-was walked intentionally for Fox in the 7th
b-struck out for Reimold in the 8th
c-struck out for Snyder in the 8th
Batting
2B - Robert Andino (1, Rzepczynski), Adam Jones (22, Rzepczynski)
HR - Brian Roberts (4, Rzepczynski)
RBI - Brian Roberts (15), Luke Scott (65), Adam Jones (59), Brandon Snyder (1)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Jones (26), Brandon Snyder (1)
SB - Adam Jones (5, 2nd base off Ray/Buck)
CS - Brandon Snyder (1, 2nd base by Rzepczynski/Buck)
Team LOB - 15
Fielding
DP - Wigginton-B. Roberts-Snyder
E - Ty Wigginton (19, Dropped fly)
Baltimore Orioles
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brian Matusz 1200010 4.68
Rick VandenHurk 5.1211031 3.09
Mark Hendrickson (H,7) 0.2111000 4.96
Jim Johnson (BS,5) 1211010 5.29
Koji Uehara 1000010 2.48
Mike Gonzalez 1.1000030 5.12
David Hernandez (W,7-8) 0.2000100 4.63
Pitches-Strikes - Brian Matusz 23-13, Rick VandenHurk 55-39, Mark Hendrickson 5-4, Jim Johnson 19-14, Koji Uehara 9-6, Mike Gonzalez 19-13, David Hernandez 14-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rick VandenHurk 5-7, Jim Johnson 1-1, Mike Gonzalez 1-0
Batters Faced - Brian Matusz 5, Rick VandenHurk 17, Mark Hendrickson 3, Jim Johnson 5, Koji Uehara 3, Mike Gonzalez 4, David Hernandez 3
Game Information
Attendance - 9882
Game Time - 3:27
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Gary Darling, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Bill Hohn