Orioles fall to Blue Jays 5-0, tie 1988 team with 107 losses

BALTIMORE (AP) A historic defeat for the Baltimore Orioles wasn't much different than the 106 that preceded it.

Baltimore managed only three hits in falling to Toronto 5-0 on Monday night and tied an Orioles record for losses in a season.

''It's frustrating, to say the least,'' first baseman Chris Davis said. ''Once we hit 100, it was kind of like, I don't know, I honestly didn't have any words for it. It was embarrassing.''

Rookie Ryan Borucki pitched eight sharp innings for the Blue Jays, who have won 13 of 17 games between the two bottom teams in the AL East.

Toronto stands 25 games better than the Orioles, whose 43-107 record is worst in the majors. Since the franchise came to Baltimore in 1954, the only other Orioles team with 107 defeats was the 1988 club, which started 0-21 on its way to a 54-107 finish.

The franchise record for losses is 111, by the 1939 St. Louis Browns - a mark well within reach of this team.

''It's one of those things you never want to be associated with,'' Davis said.

Baltimore has been blanked 15 times and owns a major league-worst 26-49 record at home. Only 8,198 fans showed up at soggy Camden Yards to watch yet another defeat.

The major league record is 120 losses, set by the expansion New York Mets in 1962. With a victory over the White Sox on Sunday, the Orioles can't lose more than 119.

Not that it's any consolation in a lost season.

''I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little down right now because of the loss and the way things are going,'' said Davis, who's batting .172 as the highest-paid player on the team.

Borucki (4-4) gave up three singles, struck out seven and walked one in his 15th career start. The left-hander allowed two runners to reach third base, one of whom got there during a near triple play.

''Defense made a lot of nice plays for me and I was getting a lot of ground balls,'' Borucki said.

With runners on first and second and no outs in the Baltimore third, Austin Wynns hit a low liner to shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who gloved the ball and then let it drop to the ground. The ploy caught the Orioles flat-footed, and Toronto turned a 6-4-3 double play before Baltimore's Renato Nunez barely beat the relay to third base.

''A lower throw we get three,'' Toronto manager John Gibbons said. ''With first and second and no out, that's big. They get a knock there you have a different score.''

The Blue Jays got all the offense they needed in the third inning against Evan Phillips, who was obtained from Atlanta in the July 31 trade that sent Kevin Gausman and Darren O'Day to the Braves.

Making his first major league start, Phillips (0-1) retired the first five batters he faced before Kevin Pillar doubled, Rowdy Tellez hit an RBI single and Danny Jansen homered to left.

Pillar homered in the seventh, and Aledmys Diaz went deep in the ninth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 3B Brandon Drury had the brace removed from his fractured left hand and is beginning a strengthening regiment, to be followed by hitting. Obtained in the trade that sent J.A. Happ to the Yankees, Drury is likely done for the season. ... RHP Justin Shafer had an MRI, which revealed a flexor strain in his right elbow. He will be shut down until the team returns to Toronto, then re-evaluated.

Orioles: C Chance Sisco remained in concussion protocol after being struck in the chin by a foul ball in Sunday's game against the White Sox.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Aaron Sanchez (4-6, 4.90 ERA) makes his 20th start, the fifth since returning from the 60-day DL with a finger injury. He pitched seven innings of three-hit ball against Boston last week.

Orioles: Dylan Bundy (8-14, 5.48 ERA) seeks to win a second straight start. He was winless since July 29 before defeating Oakland last Thursday.

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  • W: R. Borucki (4-4)L: E. Phillips (0-1)
  • HR: TOR - K. Pillar (14), A. Diaz (18), D. Jansen (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. McKinney LF40000020.276.340.483.823-1.0
L. Gurriel SS40100020.277.308.420.7280.0
K. Morales DH40000011.253.336.448.784-0.5
R. Grichuk RF40000001.245.301.492.7940.0
Y. Solarte 3B30000000.231.283.388.6710.0
A. Diaz 3B11111000.259.294.456.7506.0
K. Pillar CF42211010.248.277.421.6998.5
R. Tellez 1B31110020.400.419.7331.1532.0
D. Jansen C31121000.254.346.433.7797.0
R. Urena 2B30000010.250.292.353.645-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Mullins CF30000111.269.351.420.7710.5
    J. Villar 2B40100031.268.327.400.7273.5
    A. Jones DH40000022.283.314.426.741-1.0
    T. Mancini LF30000011.239.298.412.710-0.5
    C. Davis 1B30000011.172.246.303.550-0.5
    T. Beckham SS30000010.223.276.355.631-0.5
    R. Nunez 3B30100010.241.308.374.6820.5
    J. Andreoli RF30100000.231.268.250.5181.0
    A. Wynns C30000002.233.258.356.6140.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Pillar (38)
      • HR - A. Diaz (18), K. Pillar (14), D. Jansen (2)
      • RBI - A. Diaz (52), K. Pillar (56), R. Tellez (6), D. Jansen 2 (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Diaz (18), R. Tellez (3), D. Jansen 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Mullins, A. Jones, C. Davis
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Villar 2 (28)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gurriel-Urena-Tellez)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Borucki (W, 4-4)8.03001703.861.3333.5
      T. Mayza1.00000303.581.354.5
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Borucki (W, 4-4)8.0
      T. Mayza1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Phillips (L, 0-1)2.033302113.111.97-4.0
      S. Gilmartin4.22110313.431.3310.5
      C. Carroll2.11110417.301.786.0
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Phillips (L, 0-1)2.0
      S. Gilmartin4.2
      C. Carroll2.1
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Borucki 105-67, T. Mayza 13-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Borucki 11-5
      • Batters Faced - R. Borucki 27, T. Mayza 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Phillips 25-17, S. Gilmartin 66-40, C. Carroll 30-22
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gilmartin 8-3
      • Batters Faced - E. Phillips 9, S. Gilmartin 16, C. Carroll 8
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. McKinney LF40000020.276.340.483.823-1.0
      L. Gurriel SS40100020.277.308.420.7280.0
      K. Morales DH40000011.253.336.448.784-0.5
      R. Grichuk RF40000001.245.301.492.7940.0
      Y. Solarte 3B30000000.231.283.388.6710.0
      A. Diaz 3B11111000.259.294.456.7506.0
      K. Pillar CF42211010.248.277.421.6998.5
      R. Tellez 1B31110020.400.419.7331.1532.0
      D. Jansen C31121000.254.346.433.7797.0
      R. Urena 2B30000010.250.292.353.645-0.5
      Total335653092-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        C. Mullins CF30000111.269.351.420.7710.5
        J. Villar 2B40100031.268.327.400.7273.5
        A. Jones DH40000022.283.314.426.741-1.0
        T. Mancini LF30000011.239.298.412.710-0.5
        C. Davis 1B30000011.172.246.303.550-0.5
        T. Beckham SS30000010.223.276.355.631-0.5
        R. Nunez 3B30100010.241.308.374.6820.5
        J. Andreoli RF30100000.231.268.250.5181.0
        A. Wynns C30000002.233.258.356.6140.0
        Total2903001108-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Pillar (38)
          • HR - A. Diaz (18), K. Pillar (14), D. Jansen (2)
          • RBI - A. Diaz (52), K. Pillar (56), R. Tellez (6), D. Jansen 2 (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Diaz (18), R. Tellez (3), D. Jansen 2 (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk
          BATTING
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Mullins, A. Jones, C. Davis
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Villar 2 (28)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Gurriel-Urena-Tellez)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Borucki (W, 4-4)8.03001703.861.3333.5
          T. Mayza1.00000303.581.354.5
          Total9.03001100---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Borucki (W, 4-4)8.0
          T. Mayza1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          E. Phillips (L, 0-1)2.033302113.111.97-4.0
          S. Gilmartin4.22110313.431.3310.5
          C. Carroll2.11110417.301.786.0
          Total9.0655093---
          PITCHERSIP
          E. Phillips (L, 0-1)2.0
          S. Gilmartin4.2
          C. Carroll2.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Borucki 105-67, T. Mayza 13-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Borucki 11-5
          • Batters Faced - R. Borucki 27, T. Mayza 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - E. Phillips 25-17, S. Gilmartin 66-40, C. Carroll 30-22
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gilmartin 8-3
          • Batters Faced - E. Phillips 9, S. Gilmartin 16, C. Carroll 8
          • 9TH INNING
            Diaz homered to right center50
          • 7TH INNING
            Pillar homered to left center40
          • 2ND INNING
            Jansen homered to left, Tellez scored30
            Tellez singled to deep right center, Pillar scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • C. Carroll Pitching:
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
            • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Grichuk popped out to shortstop
            • A. Diaz: Diaz homered to right center
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tim Mayza relieved Ryan Borucki
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mullins struck out swinging
            • J. Villar: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • C. Carroll Pitching:
            • R. Urena: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, McKinney popped out to first
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Borucki Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
            • J. Andreoli: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andreoli lined out to right
            • A. Wynns: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wynns grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • S. Gilmartin Pitching:
            • Y. Solarte: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Solarte popped out to second
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pillar homered to left center
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Tellez struck out looking
            • Cody Carroll relieved Sean Gilmartin
            • D. Jansen: Jansen lined out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Aledmys Diaz at third base
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davis grounded out to pitcher
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham grounded out to catcher
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • S. Gilmartin Pitching:
            • L. Gurriel: Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Morales grounded out to second
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Grichuk grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Borucki Pitching:
            • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Wynns grounded out to second
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mullins walked
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
            • A. Jones: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones grounded into fielder's choice to third, Mullins out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • S. Gilmartin Pitching:
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jansen flied out to deep right
            • R. Urena: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Urena grounded out to second
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Borucki Pitching:
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez fouled out to right
            • J. Andreoli: Andreoli flied out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • S. Gilmartin Pitching:
            • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Solarte grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pillar flied out to center
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Tellez struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Borucki Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Villar singled to left
            • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking, Villar stole second
            • T. Mancini: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Mancini grounded out to third
            • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Villar stole third, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Sean Gilmartin relieved Evan Phillips
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, McKinney grounded out to first
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike swinging, Gurriel singled to left
            • K. Morales: Ball, Morales grounded out to pitcher, Gurriel to second
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Grichuk grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Borucki Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Nunez singled to left
            • J. Andreoli: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Andreoli reached on an infield single to shortstop, Nunez to second
            • A. Wynns: Ball, Wynns grounded out to second, Nunez to third, Andreoli out at second
            • C. Mullins: Mullins grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • E. Phillips Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Grichuk flied out to deep center
            • Y. Solarte: Solarte popped out to third
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar doubled to left center
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Tellez singled to deep right center, Pillar scored
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Jansen homered to left, Tellez scored
            • R. Urena: Urena fouled out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Borucki Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Davis grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Beckham fouled out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • E. Phillips Pitching:
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
            • L. Gurriel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales lined out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Borucki Pitching:
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mullins grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Jones lined out to right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)