Castillo's homer in 10th leads Orioles past Blue Jays 5-3

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been impressed with Welington Castillo's mental toughness.

The veteran catcher, who recently came off the disabled list, showed that steely attitude in the series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Castillo hit a pair of homers, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the 10th inning, and Baltimore beat Toronto 5-3 Friday night.

Baltimore won for the second time in seven games but is just a half-game behind the first-place New York Yankees.

''Welington's had a good track record of being a good offensive catcher and he's done a good job for us defensively, obviously.'' Showalter said. ''As you're around him, you really have an appreciation for it.''

Castillo tied the game 3-3 in the sixth with a towering two-run homer off Aaron Sanchez. Since coming off the 10-day DL on May 16 from right shoulder tendinitis, Castillo is 9 for 15 (.600) with two homers and seven RBIs.

''I don't try to do too much,'' said Castillo, who tied a career-high with four RBIs. ''I don't worry about my power. I know it's going to come. I just tried to make good contact. It feels great.''

The Blue Jays seemingly took the lead in the seventh when reliever Darren O'Day struck out Justin Smoak with the bases loaded with two outs, but the ball got past Castillo, allowing a runner to score. After a manager's review, however, Smoak was ruled out because the ball hit him during the swing, per major league rules.

After Mark Trumbo singled with two outs in the 10th, Castillo followed with a home run off Jason Grilli (1-4). It was his first career game-ending home run.

''I thought he was really throwing good, except for one pitch that burned us twice today,'' Toronto manager John Gibbons said about Grilli. ''He was ahead of Castillo, but he didn't get it where he wanted.''

Mychal Givens (4-0) picked up the win for Baltimore.

The Orioles were coming off a 1-6 road trip where their starters struggled to go deep into games. Chris Tillman had not gone past five innings in either of his first two starts after returning from the DL (shoulder bursitis). This time, Tillman lasted six innings and allowed three runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

''It was much, much better,'' Tillman said. ''I only had one inning where it really got away from me. And like I said last time, I kind of got out of my rhythm and tried to do too much.''

Toronto's Ezequiel Carrera started in place of center fielder Kevin Pillar, who was finishing his two-game suspension for yelling an anti-gay slur at Braves' pitcher Jason Motte. The Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, who was loudly booed each at bat, had a single, reached base three times and scored a run.

J.J. Hardy gave the Orioles a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the first. The Blue Jays answered with three runs in the fourth on an RBI single by Smoak, a double by Devon Travis and fielder's choice by Ryan Goins.

There were two rain delays, spanning one hour and 27 minutes.

HOME SWEET HOME

The Orioles began a stretch of playing 15 of their next 18 games at Camden Yards. At 14-3, Baltimore has the least home losses of any club in the majors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: OF Darrell Ceciliani (left shoulder) was placed on the 10-day DL. Anthony Alford was recalled from Double-A New Hampshire and got the start in left field.

Orioles: OF Seth Smith was out of the lineup after he fouled a ball of his left cheek Thursday in Detroit.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Mike Bolsinger was roughed up in his last outing Monday against the Braves when he allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits, two walks and three hit batters over just 4 2/3 innings.

Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (2-3) is looking to get on track after carrying a 7.19 ERA in nine starts this season. He is 3-3 with a 3.99 ERA in 14 career appearances against the Blue Jays.

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OriolesBAL24-16
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  • W: M. Givens (4-0)L: J. Grilli (1-4)
  • HR: BAL - W. Castillo 2 (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Carrera CF50100001.293.333.405.7391.0
J. Bautista RF31100111.218.344.385.7293.5
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J. Smoak 1B41110114.279.344.537.8813.5
D. Travis 2B50310011.224.266.358.6243.5
R. Goins SS30010112.185.246.296.5421.5
D. Barney 3B40000022.253.283.326.609-1.0
A. Alford CF20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- C. Coghlan LF20100010.211.292.298.5910.5
L. Maile C30000011.070.130.140.270-0.5
b- D. Smith PH10000010.000.250.000.250-0.5
M. Ohlman C0000-000.222.222.222.000-
  • a-singled for Alford in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Maile in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Schoop 2B30000203.275.331.471.8022.0
A. Jones CF50000015.265.311.404.714-0.5
M. Machado 3B40000112.218.305.429.7350.5
C. Davis 1B50000043.257.372.507.879-2.0
M. Trumbo RF53300000.253.295.380.6756.0
W. Castillo C52342011.365.386.541.92814.5
T. Mancini DH30100021.289.317.546.8641.0
H. Kim LF40100002.235.316.314.6301.0
J. Hardy SS40110011.197.230.282.5111.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Travis (15)
    • RBI - J. Smoak (28), D. Travis (11), R. Goins (14)
    BATTING
    • HR - W. Castillo 2 (3)
    • RBI - W. Castillo 4 (13), J. Hardy (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo 2 (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. Travis (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - J. Hardy, J. Schoop, A. Asher
    • E - D. O'Day
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Sanchez6.06332413.331.3312.0
    D. Barnes1.00001201.691.003.0
    J. Smith1.01000102.611.002.5
    R. Tepera1.00000103.040.003.5
    J. Grilli (L, 1-4)0.22220217.713.00-8.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Sanchez6.0
    D. Barnes1.0
    J. Smith1.0
    R. Tepera1.0
    J. Grilli (L, 1-4)0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Tillman6.05332403.521.1713.0
    D. O'Day1.01002204.413.001.0
    A. Asher1.01000102.521.002.5
    B. Brach1.00000203.860.004.0
    M. Givens (W, 4-0)1.00001103.181.009.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Tillman6.0
    D. O'Day1.0
    A. Asher1.0
    B. Brach1.0
    M. Givens (W, 4-0)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Sanchez
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 93-58, D. Barnes 15-8, J. Smith 16-12, R. Tepera 17-10, J. Grilli 15-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 5-9, J. Smith 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 27, D. Barnes 4, J. Smith 4, R. Tepera 3, J. Grilli 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Tillman (2)
    • HBP - C. Tillman
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Tillman 91-51, D. O'Day 27-14, A. Asher 16-11, B. Brach 21-13, M. Givens 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Tillman 9-4, D. O'Day 1-0, A. Asher 1-0, B. Brach 1-0, M. Givens 2-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Tillman 25, D. O'Day 6, A. Asher 3, B. Brach 3, M. Givens 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    Blue JaysTOR18-25
    003000000370
    OriolesBAL24-16
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Carrera CF50100001.293.333.405.7391.0
    J. Bautista RF31100111.218.344.385.7293.5
    K. Morales DH31000201.250.305.434.7393.0
    J. Smoak 1B41110114.279.344.537.8813.5
    D. Travis 2B50310011.224.266.358.6243.5
    R. Goins SS30010112.185.246.296.5421.5
    D. Barney 3B40000022.253.283.326.609-1.0
    A. Alford CF20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    a- C. Coghlan LF20100010.211.292.298.5910.5
    L. Maile C30000011.070.130.140.270-0.5
    b- D. Smith PH10000010.000.250.000.250-0.5
    M. Ohlman C0000-000.222.222.222.000-
    Total35373051013-----
    • a-singled for Alford in the 7th
    • b-struck out for Maile in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Schoop 2B30000203.275.331.471.8022.0
    A. Jones CF50000015.265.311.404.714-0.5
    M. Machado 3B40000112.218.305.429.7350.5
    C. Davis 1B50000043.257.372.507.879-2.0
    M. Trumbo RF53300000.253.295.380.6756.0
    W. Castillo C52342011.365.386.541.92814.5
    T. Mancini DH30100021.289.317.546.8641.0
    H. Kim LF40100002.235.316.314.6301.0
    J. Hardy SS40110011.197.230.282.5111.5
    Total38595231018-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Travis (15)
      • RBI - J. Smoak (28), D. Travis (11), R. Goins (14)
      BATTING
      • HR - W. Castillo 2 (3)
      • RBI - W. Castillo 4 (13), J. Hardy (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Castillo 2 (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Travis (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - J. Hardy, J. Schoop, A. Asher
      • E - D. O'Day
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Sanchez6.06332413.331.3312.0
      D. Barnes1.00001201.691.003.0
      J. Smith1.01000102.611.002.5
      R. Tepera1.00000103.040.003.5
      J. Grilli (L, 1-4)0.22220217.713.00-8.0
      Total9.29553102---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Sanchez6.0
      D. Barnes1.0
      J. Smith1.0
      R. Tepera1.0
      J. Grilli (L, 1-4)0.2
      Total9.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Tillman6.05332403.521.1713.0
      D. O'Day1.01002204.413.001.0
      A. Asher1.01000102.521.002.5
      B. Brach1.00000203.860.004.0
      M. Givens (W, 4-0)1.00001103.181.009.5
      Total10.07335100---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Tillman6.0
      D. O'Day1.0
      A. Asher1.0
      B. Brach1.0
      M. Givens (W, 4-0)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Sanchez
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sanchez 93-58, D. Barnes 15-8, J. Smith 16-12, R. Tepera 17-10, J. Grilli 15-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sanchez 5-9, J. Smith 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Sanchez 27, D. Barnes 4, J. Smith 4, R. Tepera 3, J. Grilli 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Tillman (2)
      • HBP - C. Tillman
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Tillman 91-51, D. O'Day 27-14, A. Asher 16-11, B. Brach 21-13, M. Givens 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Tillman 9-4, D. O'Day 1-0, A. Asher 1-0, B. Brach 1-0, M. Givens 2-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Tillman 25, D. O'Day 6, A. Asher 3, B. Brach 3, M. Givens 4
      • 10TH INNING
        Castillo homered to left, Trumbo scored35
      • 6TH INNING
        Castillo homered to center, Trumbo scored33
      • 4TH INNING
        Goins grounded out to second, Smoak scored, Travis to third31
        Travis doubled to deep right, Morales scored, Smoak to third21
        Smoak singled to left center, Bautista scored, Morales to second11
      • 2ND INNING
        Hardy singled to center, Trumbo scored, Mancini to third, Kim to second01
      • 10TH INNING
        • M. Givens Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Bautista grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Morales: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Morales grounded out to second
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak walked
        • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Travis struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Tepera Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Machado struck out looking
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Trumbo singled to right
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castillo homered to left, Trumbo scored
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Brach Pitching:
        • C. Coghlan: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Coghlan struck out looking
        • D. Smith: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Carrera grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Tepera Pitching:
        • J. Hardy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hardy struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop lined out to shortstop
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jones flied out to center
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Asher Pitching:
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Travis reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • R. Goins: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Goins hit into double play pitcher to shortstop to second, Travis out at second
        • D. Barney: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Barney struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Smith Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Trumbo grounded out to pitcher
        • W. Castillo: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mancini singled to right
        • H. Kim: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Kim popped out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. O'Day Pitching:
        • C. Coghlan: Foul, Coghlan singled to center
        • L. Maile: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
        • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Ball, Coghlan stole, Coghlan to second on O'Day fielding error, Strike looking, Ball, Carrera grounded out to first, Coghlan to third
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bautista walked
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Morales walked, Bautista to second
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smoak struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • D. Barnes Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Schoop fouled out to first
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Tillman Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Morales grounded out to first
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smoak lined out to second
        • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Travis singled to right
        • R. Goins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Travis to second on wild pitch, Ball, Goins walked
        • D. Barney: Ball, Barney reached on fielder's choice to third, Goins out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Trumbo singled to left center
        • W. Castillo: Castillo homered to center, Trumbo scored
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
        • H. Kim: Kim lined out to center
        • J. Hardy: Ball, Strike looking, Hardy flied out to deep left
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Tillman Pitching:
        • A. Alford: Foul, Alford lined out to left
        • L. Maile: Ball, Maile grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Carrera singled to center
        • J. Bautista: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schoop walked
        • A. Jones: Ball, Jones popped out to second
        • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Machado lined out to center
        • C. Davis: Davis grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Tillman Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Bautista hit by pitch
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Morales walked, Bautista to second
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak singled to left center, Bautista scored, Morales to second
        • D. Travis: Ball, Travis doubled to deep right, Morales scored, Smoak to third
        • R. Goins: Ball, Goins grounded out to second, Smoak scored, Travis to third
        • D. Barney: Ball, Strike swinging, Travis caught stealing, catcher to third to first, Barney lined out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castillo singled to left
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • H. Kim: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Kim flied out to left
        • J. Hardy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hardy grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Tillman Pitching:
        • A. Alford: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alford struck out swinging
        • L. Maile: Ball, Maile grounded out to third
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carrera grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Trumbo grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Tillman Pitching:
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Travis grounded out to third
        • R. Goins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Goins struck out on foul tip
        • D. Barney: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Barney struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Trumbo singled to right
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Castillo fouled out to first
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Mancini hit by pitch, Trumbo to second
        • H. Kim: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kim singled to right, Trumbo to third, Mancini to second
        • J. Hardy: Foul, Hardy singled to center, Trumbo scored, Mancini to third, Kim to second
        • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Schoop reached on fielder's choice to first, Mancini out at home, Kim to third, Hardy to second
        • A. Jones: Jones fouled out to first
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Tillman Pitching:
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carrera grounded out to first
        • J. Bautista: Strike swinging, Bautista singled to right center
        • K. Morales: Foul, Ball, Foul, Morales lined out to left
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smoak flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Sanchez Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schoop walked
        • A. Jones: Foul, Strike looking, Jones popped out to first
        • M. Machado: Foul, Machado lined out to center
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)