Rogers wins major league debut, Orioles top Blue Jays 12-5

BALTIMORE (AP) When rookie Josh Rogers got into a jam in the fifth inning, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter was reluctant to take him out.

He knew Rogers' parents were in the crowd for his major league debut and was hoping to end the night on a high note. So, Showalter decided to stay with the young pitcher.

Rogers recovered and won his first start, Tim Beckham hit a three-run homer and the Orioles rolled over the Toronto Blue Jays 12-5 on Tuesday night.

''It was a good start for him,'' Showalter said. ''Got a win.''

Rogers, acquired from the Yankees for closer Zach Britton in July, allowed three runs and seven hits with two strikeouts and a walk over five innings. He was the first left-handed pitcher to start a game for Baltimore this season.

''I couldn't have drawn it up any better,'' Rogers said. ''Got some good run support early and pitching with run support makes it a heck of a lot easier, especially in a debut like that. Just tried to go out and pound the zone and let the defense work behind me, and they did a great job tonight.''

Craig Gentry went 3 for 5 with his first home run and three RBIs for the Orioles, who won consecutive games for the first time this month. However, this night belonged to Rogers.

''I think he's got a bright future ahead of him,'' Gentry said. ''He came out and got himself out of a couple of jams and battled and pitched a great game for us. Luckily, we were able to get some runs on the board for him and help him relax.''

Trey Mancini added a double and a triple, while Adam Jones tied a career high with four hits.

Blue Jays rookie left-hander Thomas Pannone (1-1) blanked the Orioles over seven innings last Wednesday to win his first major league start. This time, Pannone struggled, allowing seven runs and nine hits over 3 1/3 innings.

''I didn't execute pitches that well. I didn't get my secondary pitches over for a strike,'' Pannone said. ''So, I kind of backed myself into a corner with just my fastball. And I didn't really have my best life on it either.''

Justin Smoak and Randal Grichuk homered for the Blue Jays, who lost for just the third time in 15 games against Baltimore. Grichuk also tied a career high with four hits, including an RBI single in the ninth off Tanner Scott.

''Smokey has been a good player for us,'' Toronto manager John Gibbons said. ''And Grich isn't too far behind either.''

The Orioles took a 1-0 lead in the first on a two-out single by Chris Davis that scored Mancini. Davis went 3 for 5 with three RBIs.

Baltimore pounded out 17 hits.

Mancini was also the spark in the third when he tripled and scored on a single by Jones. Davis followed with another single and Beckham hit a three-run shot that increased the lead to 5-0.

Toronto got on the board with an RBI single by Kevin Pillar in the fourth. After the Blue Jays won a manager's challenge and loaded the bases later that inning, Rogers struck out Aledmys Diaz to end the threat.

Gentry hit a two-run shot in the bottom half that extended the lead to 7-1, ending Pannone's night.

INTERNATIONAL MOVES

Baltimore agreed to terms with a pair of international players from the Dominican Republic: INF Moises Ramirez and RHP Carlos del Rosario. Baltimore had largely ignored the international market recently.

''Today's signings are part of a coordinated plan for the Orioles to re-establish the club in the international recruiting arena,'' Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 3B Josh Donaldson (left calf tightness) started at third base in a rehab assignment at Class A Dunedin on Tuesday. He went 1 for 2 with a walk and an RBI.

Orioles: CF Cedric Mullins has been dealing with a hip injury and was held out of the lineup. John Andreoli, who was claimed off waivers from Seattle on Aug. 18, started in his place.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Rookie Ryan Borucki (3-3, 4.12 ERA) outdueled Jake Arrieta in his last appearance, allowing two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 4-2 victory over the Phillies.

Orioles: Alex Cobb (4-15, 5.00 ERA) has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his last eight starts.

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  • W: J. Rogers (1-0)L: T. Pannone (1-1)
  • HR: TOR - J. Smoak (20), R. Grichuk (19), BAL - T. Beckham (9), C. Gentry (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Gurriel SS51100013.304.329.468.7981.5
D. Travis 2B42100101.226.274.369.6434.0
J. Smoak 1B51221001.248.355.458.8138.0
R. Grichuk RF51421002.241.298.479.77710.0
K. Pillar CF50210013.254.282.416.6992.5
T. Hernandez DH50200014.241.300.470.7701.5
D. Jansen C20000203.313.395.563.9572.0
A. Diaz 3B40000035.255.291.449.740-1.5
B. McKinney LF30000112.353.463.7061.1690.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar 2B52310001.265.326.389.7148.0
    C. Gentry LF52331000.263.313.342.65511.0
    T. Mancini DH42210010.241.304.409.7137.5
    A. Jones RF52410000.284.317.427.7447.0
    C. Mullins CF00000000.305.379.492.8700.0
    C. Davis 1B51330011.173.249.317.5677.5
    T. Beckham SS42131003.220.279.355.63310.0
    R. Nunez 3B21100100.242.325.369.6954.0
    J. Andreoli CF-RF40000004.185.241.185.4270.0
    C. Joseph C40000003.209.253.323.5760.0
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Smoak (20), R. Grichuk (19)
      • RBI - J. Smoak 2 (63), R. Grichuk 2 (47), K. Pillar (50)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak 2 (22), R. Grichuk (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Gurriel 2 (2), K. Pillar, T. Hernandez, D. Jansen 3 (3), A. Diaz 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Mancini (20), C. Davis (11)
      • 3B - T. Mancini
      • HR - C. Gentry, T. Beckham (9)
      • SF - T. Mancini (4)
      • RBI - J. Villar (35), C. Gentry 3 (11), T. Mancini (47), A. Jones (50), C. Davis 3 (48), T. Beckham 3 (27)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Villar (15), C. Gentry (7), C. Davis 3 (25)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar, C. Davis, T. Beckham 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Villar (21)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. Grichuk (4)
      • DP - (Diaz-Travis-Smoak)
      • E - L. Gurriel (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Davis)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Pannone (L, 1-1)3.19771025.521.16-13.0
      J. Biagini1.23220005.881.59-2.0
      T. Mayza1.00000204.881.584.0
      R. Tepera1.01000003.651.242.0
      M. Smith1.043300011.571.71-4.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Pannone (L, 1-1)3.1
      J. Biagini1.2
      T. Mayza1.0
      R. Tepera1.0
      M. Smith1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Rogers (W, 1-0)5.07331215.401.6012.0
      R. Meisinger1.01001304.351.262.5
      M. Wright2.03111115.191.641.5
      T. Scott1.01111106.051.560.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Rogers (W, 1-0)5.0
      R. Meisinger1.0
      M. Wright2.0
      T. Scott1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Biagini 2 (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Pannone 67-42, J. Biagini 28-19, T. Mayza 12-7, R. Tepera 10-7, M. Smith 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Pannone 3-7, J. Biagini 2-2, T. Mayza 1-0, R. Tepera 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Pannone 20, J. Biagini 9, T. Mayza 3, R. Tepera 3, M. Smith 7
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Meisinger (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Rogers 85-54, R. Meisinger 23-11, M. Wright 34-21, T. Scott 25-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Rogers 4-9, M. Wright 2-2, T. Scott 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Rogers 23, R. Meisinger 5, M. Wright 9, T. Scott 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TOR60-72
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Gurriel SS51100013.304.329.468.7981.5
      D. Travis 2B42100101.226.274.369.6434.0
      J. Smoak 1B51221001.248.355.458.8138.0
      R. Grichuk RF51421002.241.298.479.77710.0
      K. Pillar CF50210013.254.282.416.6992.5
      T. Hernandez DH50200014.241.300.470.7701.5
      D. Jansen C20000203.313.395.563.9572.0
      A. Diaz 3B40000035.255.291.449.740-1.5
      B. McKinney LF30000112.353.463.7061.1690.5
      Total38512524724-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Villar 2B52310001.265.326.389.7148.0
        C. Gentry LF52331000.263.313.342.65511.0
        T. Mancini DH42210010.241.304.409.7137.5
        A. Jones RF52410000.284.317.427.7447.0
        C. Mullins CF00000000.305.379.492.8700.0
        C. Davis 1B51330011.173.249.317.5677.5
        T. Beckham SS42131003.220.279.355.63310.0
        R. Nunez 3B21100100.242.325.369.6954.0
        J. Andreoli CF-RF40000004.185.241.185.4270.0
        C. Joseph C40000003.209.253.323.5760.0
        Total3812171221212-----
          BATTING
          • HR - J. Smoak (20), R. Grichuk (19)
          • RBI - J. Smoak 2 (63), R. Grichuk 2 (47), K. Pillar (50)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak 2 (22), R. Grichuk (18)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Gurriel 2 (2), K. Pillar, T. Hernandez, D. Jansen 3 (3), A. Diaz 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Mancini (20), C. Davis (11)
          • 3B - T. Mancini
          • HR - C. Gentry, T. Beckham (9)
          • SF - T. Mancini (4)
          • RBI - J. Villar (35), C. Gentry 3 (11), T. Mancini (47), A. Jones (50), C. Davis 3 (48), T. Beckham 3 (27)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Villar (15), C. Gentry (7), C. Davis 3 (25)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar, C. Davis, T. Beckham 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Villar (21)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - R. Grichuk (4)
          • DP - (Diaz-Travis-Smoak)
          • E - L. Gurriel (7)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Davis)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Pannone (L, 1-1)3.19771025.521.16-13.0
          J. Biagini1.23220005.881.59-2.0
          T. Mayza1.00000204.881.584.0
          R. Tepera1.01000003.651.242.0
          M. Smith1.043300011.571.71-4.0
          Total8.0171212122---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Pannone (L, 1-1)3.1
          J. Biagini1.2
          T. Mayza1.0
          R. Tepera1.0
          M. Smith1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Rogers (W, 1-0)5.07331215.401.6012.0
          R. Meisinger1.01001304.351.262.5
          M. Wright2.03111115.191.641.5
          T. Scott1.01111106.051.560.5
          Total9.01255472---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Rogers (W, 1-0)5.0
          R. Meisinger1.0
          M. Wright2.0
          T. Scott1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - J. Biagini 2 (6)
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Pannone 67-42, J. Biagini 28-19, T. Mayza 12-7, R. Tepera 10-7, M. Smith 17-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Pannone 3-7, J. Biagini 2-2, T. Mayza 1-0, R. Tepera 1-1
          • Batters Faced - T. Pannone 20, J. Biagini 9, T. Mayza 3, R. Tepera 3, M. Smith 7
          PITCHING
          • WP - R. Meisinger (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Rogers 85-54, R. Meisinger 23-11, M. Wright 34-21, T. Scott 25-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Rogers 4-9, M. Wright 2-2, T. Scott 2-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Rogers 23, R. Meisinger 5, M. Wright 9, T. Scott 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Grichuk singled to center, Travis scored512
          • 8TH INNING
            Davis doubled to deep right, Gentry and Jones scored412
            Mancini hit sacrifice fly to center, Villar scored410
          • 7TH INNING
            Grichuk homered to right center49
          • 5TH INNING
            Gentry singled to right, Nunez scored, Villar to third, Gentry out at second39
            Villar singled to center, Beckham scored, Nunez to second38
            Smoak homered to left center, Gurriel scored37
          • 4TH INNING
            Gentry homered to left center, Villar scored17
            Pillar singled to center, Travis scored, Smoak to second15
          • 3RD INNING
            Beckham homered to left center, Jones and Davis scored05
            Jones singled to center, Mancini scored02
          • 1ST INNING
            Davis singled to right, Mancini scored, Jones to second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Tanner Scott relieved Mike Wright
            • Cedric Mullins in center field
            • D. Travis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Travis walked
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike swinging, Travis to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Smoak grounded out to first, Travis to third
            • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Grichuk singled to center, Travis scored
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pillar reached on fielder's choice to third, Grichuk out at second
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • M. Wright Pitching:
            • A. Diaz: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McKinney walked
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel lined into double play first, McKinney out at first
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Murphy Smith relieved Ryan Tepera
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Joseph flied out to deep right
            • J. Villar: Villar reached on an infield single to shortstop, Villar to second on shortstop Gurriel throwing error
            • C. Gentry: Gentry singled to left, Villar to third
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Mancini hit sacrifice fly to center, Villar scored
            • A. Jones: Jones singled to center, Gentry to second
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Davis doubled to deep right, Gentry and Jones scored
            • T. Beckham: Foul, Beckham flied out to shallow right
            • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Mike Wright relieved Ryan Meisinger
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Travis grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak grounded out to second
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk homered to right center
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Pillar singled to left
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez singled to center, Pillar to second
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Jansen flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Tepera relieved Tim Mayza
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beckham flied out to right
            • R. Nunez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Nunez singled to left
            • J. Andreoli: Ball, Andreoli grounded into double play third to second to first, Nunez out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Ryan Meisinger relieved Josh Rogers
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez singled to center
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Hernandez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Jansen walked
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McKinney struck out looking
            • L. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tim Mayza relieved Joe Biagini
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Ball, Jones grounded out to pitcher
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • B. McKinney: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, McKinney flied out to right
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel singled to center
            • D. Travis: Ball, Travis popped out to shortstop
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smoak homered to left center, Gurriel scored
            • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Grichuk singled to left center
            • K. Pillar: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pillar popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Beckham hit by pitch
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Nunez hit by pitch, Beckham to second
            • J. Andreoli: Ball, Ball, Foul, Andreoli flied out to center
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Joseph lined out to center, Beckham to third
            • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar singled to center, Beckham scored, Nunez to second
            • C. Gentry: Gentry singled to right, Nunez scored, Villar to third, Gentry out at second
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • D. Travis: Ball, Foul, Travis singled to center
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Smoak singled to left, Travis to second
            • R. Grichuk: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Grichuk fouled out to right, Travis to third
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Pillar singled to center, Travis scored, Smoak to second
            • T. Hernandez: Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smoak to third, Pillar out at second
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jansen walked, Hernandez to second
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Joseph flied out to deep right
            • J. Villar: Foul, Foul, Ball, Villar singled to left
            • C. Gentry: Ball, Villar stole second, Ball, Gentry homered to left center, Villar scored
            • Joe Biagini relieved Thomas Pannone
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini grounded out to third
            • A. Jones: Ball, Jones singled to left
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Davis grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • A. Diaz: Foul, Diaz flied out to deep right
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, McKinney grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Gurriel lined out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • C. Gentry: Ball, Ball, Gentry lined out to left
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini tripled to deep center
            • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Jones singled to center, Mancini scored
            • C. Davis: Ball, Davis singled to deep right center, Jones to third
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham homered to left center, Jones and Davis scored
            • R. Nunez: Nunez lined out to center
            • J. Andreoli: Strike looking, Ball, Andreoli flied out to center
            • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Grichuk singled to left center
            • K. Pillar: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pillar struck out looking
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez lined out to left
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Jansen grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked
            • J. Andreoli: Ball, Andreoli flied out to deep center
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Joseph lined out to left
            • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Rogers Pitching:
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gurriel grounded out to third
            • D. Travis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Travis flied out to left
            • J. Smoak: Smoak flied out to right
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Villar popped out to first
            • C. Gentry: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gentry grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Mancini: Mancini doubled to left center
            • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jones singled to right, Mancini to third
            • C. Davis: Davis singled to right, Mancini scored, Jones to second
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Beckham grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Davis out at second
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)