Baltimore at Toronto

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Baltimore (11-10) «00002054011140
Toronto (11-11)030000010470

Orioles 11, Blue Jays 4

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TORONTO -- Adam Jones called Baltimore's lineup "scary" after back-to-back double digit outbursts against Toronto.

The Blue Jays pitching staff wouldn't disagree with that assessment.

Chris Davis had two hits and three RBI, Jonathan Schoop homered and the Orioles beat the Blue Jays 11-4 Thursday night.

Baltimore, which beat Toronto 10-8 Wednesday, scored 10 or more runs in consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 14 and 15, 2008, when the Orioles did it against Cleveland and Detroit.

"We're going to hit," Jones said. "That's how our lineup is designed. Our lineup is scary and it's fun to see it click the last couple of nights."

Nelson Cruz had two hits and drove in two runs for the Orioles, extending his streak of games with at least one RBI to seven.

"The guys got into that pass the baton mode that we talk about," manager Buck Showalter said. "When we get into that, we're in good shape."

Cruz had three homers and 10 RBI in the three-game series against Toronto. He has 22 RBI in April, a career high for the month.

"I know he's got something to prove," Orioles catcher Matt Wieters said. "We really like how he fits into our lineup."

Bud Norris (1-2) pitched six innings to win for the first time in three road starts this season. Norris allowed three runs and five hits, walked one and struck out four.

Zach Britton worked 1 2-3 innings and Josh Stinson got the final four outs.

Trailing 3-2, Baltimore batted around in a five-run seventh against three Blue Jays relievers.

Neil Wagner started the inning by getting Schoop to line out, but left after ninth-hitter David Lough doubled. Brett Cecil (0-1) came on and walked Nick Markakis before the runners advanced on a double steal. Cruz was intentionally walked to load the bases for Davis, who hit a two-run single through the shift on the left side.

Jones chased Cecil with an RBI double and Esmil Rogers came on to face Wieters, who singled home two runs despite dropping the bat on his follow-through.

"I actually have done that before, but not very often," Wieters said. "It's a good way not to roll over."

The runs off Cecil were the first he'd allowed this season. The left-hander came in having worked 8 2-3 scoreless innings in 10 appearances.

"I didn't feel like I had a good feel for anything," Cecil said. "I was pulling my cutters, my curveballs were up and not as sharp."

The Orioles piled on with four more off Rogers in the eighth, with Cruz and Jones each hitting two-run singles.

"They kept the pressure on us all night," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

The Blue Jays scored 21 runs against Baltimore, their highest total in a three-game series this season, but only won one game.

Toronto took a 3-0 lead in the second when Dioner Navarro hit a leadoff homer off Norris, his first. Two batters later, Colby Rasmus drilled a two-run shot.

"It's challenging not to panic when you're down 3-0 against such a lethal offensive team," Showalter said, "but Bud kind of settled in, and guys kept working good at-bats and passing it to the next guy."

Baltimore sliced the gap to one with a two-run fifth. Schoop hit a leadoff homer, David Lough followed with a walk, stole second and scored on a two-out single by Davis.

Hutchison allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, matching his longest outing of the season. He walked one and matched a season high with nine strikeouts. Hutchison, who had elbow surgery in 2012, threw a season-high 102 pitches, 63 strikes.

Notes

Gibbons said he's considering using a six-man rotation at times in May and June. The Blue Jays have four off days in April but just one in May and three in June. LH J.A. Happ is a candidate to move into the rotation. ... Orioles RH Dylan Bundy (elbow) will throw another 40-pitch bullpen session Friday. Bundy threw breaking balls Wednesday for the first time since having surgery. ... Fans booed when two men seated behind home plate unfurled a Montreal Canadiens flag in the eighth. ... Baltimore opens a three-game series at home against Kansas City on Friday, with RH Ubaldo Jimenez (0-3) facing Royals RH Yordano Ventura (1-1). ... Toronto hosts Boston Friday in the opener of a three-game series. LH Mark Buehrle (4-0) will face RH Jake Peavy (0-0).

 
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Players of the Game
Toronto

C. Rasmus
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
Baltimore

D. Lough
AB 4
R 3
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Baltimore Orioles
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Nick Markakis, RF4210102 .281
Nelson Cruz, DH4222121 .312
Chris Davis, 1B5123013 .257
Adam Jones, CF5123011 .291
Matt Wieters, C5022021 .348
J.J. Hardy, SS5010013 .231
Ryan Flaherty, 3B5000023 .179
Jonathan Schoop, 2B4211020 .261
David Lough, LF4330110 .191
Bud Norris, P0000000 .000
   Zach Britton, P0000000 .000
   Josh Stinson, P0000000 .000
Totals41111411312  
Batting
2B - Nelson Cruz (5, Hutchison), Adam Jones (5, Cecil), Matt Wieters (4, Hutchison), J.J. Hardy (3, Hutchison), David Lough (2, Wagner)
HR - Jonathan Schoop (2, Hutchison)
RBI - Nelson Cruz 2 (23), Chris Davis 3 (13), Adam Jones 3 (12), Matt Wieters 2 (15), Jonathan Schoop (10)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Davis (5)
SB - Nick Markakis (2, 2nd base off Cecil/Navarro), David Lough 2 (4, 2nd base off Cecil/Navarro, 2nd base off Hutchison/Navarro)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - David Lough 1
DP - Hardy-Schoop-Davis
Baltimore Orioles
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bud Norris (W,1-2) 6533142 4.44
Zach Britton 1.2111000 1.20
Josh Stinson 1.1100110 8.10
HBP - Encarnacion (by Bud Norris)
Pitches-Strikes - Bud Norris 86-58, Zach Britton 15-12, Josh Stinson 19-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bud Norris 3-9, Zach Britton 5-0, Josh Stinson 2-1
Batters Faced - Bud Norris 23, Zach Britton 6, Josh Stinson 6
Toronto Blue Jays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Reyes, SS4000000 .200
Melky Cabrera, LF3010101 .350
Jose Bautista, RF4011012 .278
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B2010102 .233
Dioner Navarro, C4111013 .288
Juan Francisco, DH2110010 .313
   a-Moises Sierra, PH-DH2000000 .083
Brett Lawrie, 3B4000011 .157
Colby Rasmus, CF4112000 .195
Ryan Goins, 2B2000010 .148
   b-Jonathan Diaz, PH-2B1110000 .200
Drew Hutchison, P0000000 .000
   Neil Wagner, P0000000 .000
   Brett Cecil, P0000000 .000
   Esmil Rogers, P0000000 .000
   Todd Redmond, P0000000 .000
Totals3247425  
a-grounded out for Francisco in the 7th
b-singled for Goins in the 8th
Batting
2B - Edwin Encarnacion (6, Norris)
HR - Dioner Navarro (1, Norris), Colby Rasmus (4, Norris)
RBI - Jose Bautista (14), Dioner Navarro (13), Colby Rasmus 2 (7)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Bautista (2)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
PB - Dioner Navarro (2)
Toronto Blue Jays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drew Hutchison 6622191 3.46
Neil Wagner (H,5) 0.1111000 3.68
Brett Cecil (L,0-1; BS,1) 0244200 4.15
Esmil Rogers 1.2543010 6.23
Todd Redmond 1000020 2.40
IBB - Cruz by Brett Cecil
HBP - Schoop (by Esmil Rogers)
Pitches-Strikes - Drew Hutchison 102-63, Neil Wagner 7-4, Brett Cecil 15-6, Esmil Rogers 45-30, Todd Redmond 10-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Drew Hutchison 4-5, Esmil Rogers 2-2, Todd Redmond 1-0
Batters Faced - Drew Hutchison 25, Neil Wagner 2, Brett Cecil 4, Esmil Rogers 11, Todd Redmond 3
Game Information
Attendance - 16283
Game Time - 2:54
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Mike Winters, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Seth Buckminster, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski