Gausman pitches 7 innings, Orioles top Jays 2-1 to snap skid

TORONTO (AP) Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman didn't expect his team's struggling offense to produce much against Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman.

As it turned out, the two runs Baltimore scored off Stroman in the first inning were just enough for Gausman to get the job done.

Adam Jones had two hits and an RBI, Gausman pitched seven strong innings and Baltimore beat Toronto 2-1 on Wednesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak.

The Orioles have scored two runs or fewer in six of their past seven.

''Stroman was pitching today so I knew runs were going to be at a premium,'' Gausman said. ''Once we got those two runs I just kind of told myself `Hey, those are your runs, that's all you're going to get today.' Unfortunately, that's the way it was but luckily I was able to pound the strike zone, keep mixing my pitches and keep them off balance.''

Gausman (11-10) allowed one run and six hits, improving to 3-0 with a 1.51 ERA in six starts against the Blue Jays this season, as the Orioles won for the first time since Sept. 5 against the Yankees.

''That was very big,'' said outfielder Trey Mancini, who hit an RBI triple in the first. ''At this point in the year there's not many games left so you want to win every single one. Today was a good start to try and get that rolling.''

The Orioles began the day 4 1/2 games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card spot.

''We're right there,'' Gausman said. ''We've just got to keep winning games.''

Kendrys Morales had three hits for the Blue Jays, whose four-game winning streak was halted.

Darren O'Day pitched the eighth and Zach Britton finished for his 14th save in 16 chances. Britton gave up two runs in the ninth inning Tuesday as the Orioles lost 3-2.

Baltimore's Tim Beckham began the game by reaching on third baseman Josh Donaldson's throwing error. Two outs later, Beckham scored when Jones doubled over the head of left fielder Teoscar Hernandez. Mancini followed with an RBI triple off the wall in center.

Toronto halved the deficit in the third when Hernandez hit a leadoff double and scored on Richard Urena's bloop double to shallow left.

Baltimore loaded the bases with nobody out in the fourth but couldn't score. Stroman struck out Seth Smith and Caleb Joseph grounded into a double play.

Blue Jays trainer George Poulis and manager John Gibbons came to the mound to check on Stroman in the sixth, but the right-hander stayed in the game after throwing one practice pitch. Stroman walked Davis to put runners at first and second with one out but escaped by getting Smith to ground into a double play.

Stroman (11-8) said he was briefly bothered by tightness in his forearm, chalking it up to lingering soreness from his Sept. 2 start at Baltimore when he was hit in the right elbow by a Mark Trumbo line drive and had to leave in the second inning.

''I'm still dealing with that and I threw six days after that,'' said Stroman, who started against Detroit on Sept. 8. ''Still battling, nothing I'm worried about. Got a little tightness on one particular pitch but it felt fine the pitch after.''

Stroman allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. He is winless in five starts.

ONE-DERFUL

Gausman has allowed one earned run or fewer in nine of his past 14 outings.

EARNINGS REPORT

Toronto lost without allowing an earned run for the second time this season. The Blue Jays lost 4-2 to Pittsburgh on Aug. 11 when the Pirates scored four unearned runs against Stroman.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: C Russell Martin returned to the lineup. Martin had been out since Aug. 11 because of a strained left oblique. ... OF Steve Pearce is dealing with ''lingering'' back soreness, manager John Gibbons said. Pearce has not played since leaving Friday's game after one at bat.

UP NEXT

Orioles: LHP Wade Miley (8-12, 4.96) starts as Baltimore begins a four-game series in New York against the Yankees. Miley has a 1.80 ERA in two starts against the Yankees. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (11-11, 4.82) starts for New York.

Blue Jays: LHP Brett Anderson (3-3, 5.90) starts the opener of a four-game series in Minnesota. Anderson allowed two runs in six innings to beat Detroit Saturday, his first win in three starts with Toronto. RHP Jose Berrios (12-7, 3.94) starts for the Twins.

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Blue JaysTOR68-78
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  • W: K. Gausman (11-10)L: M. Stroman (11-8)S: Z. Britton (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS51000020.285.332.466.7980.0
M. Machado 3B30000121.269.323.496.8180.0
J. Schoop 2B40200002.302.346.527.8732.0
A. Jones CF41210012.283.319.471.7905.5
T. Mancini LF40210011.291.338.500.8385.5
M. Trumbo DH30100112.241.295.412.7071.5
C. Davis 1B20000211.217.311.429.7411.5
S. Smith RF30000015.259.340.439.779-0.5
J. Rickard RF0000-000.245.281.349.000-
a- P. Alvarez PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
A. Hays RF00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Joseph C40000013.263.295.425.720-0.5
  • a-struck out for Rickard in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Urena SS40110030.316.381.474.8551.5
J. Donaldson 3B40100010.253.379.511.8900.5
J. Smoak 1B40000012.278.358.548.906-0.5
J. Bautista RF30000000.208.314.379.6931.0
K. Morales DH40300001.250.307.456.7634.0
E. Carrera DH00000000.288.361.420.7810.0
K. Pillar CF40100023.259.302.409.7110.0
R. Martin C30000003.221.350.377.7270.0
T. Hernandez LF21100102.324.351.618.9694.0
R. Goins 2B20000011.225.278.337.615-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Jones 2 (26), T. Mancini (23)
    • 3B - T. Mancini (4)
    • RBI - A. Jones (70), T. Mancini (75)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones (32), T. Mancini (32)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Urena (3), K. Morales (25), T. Hernandez (4)
    • SH - R. Goins (5)
    • RBI - R. Urena (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - T. Beckham, J. Schoop, C. Davis
    • E - T. Mancini (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - R. Urena, R. Goins, J. Smoak
    • E - J. Donaldson (13)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gausman (W, 11-10)7.06111604.831.5626.0
    D. O'Day (H, 16)1.00000203.791.134.0
    Z. Britton (S, 14)1.01000003.091.549.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gausman (W, 11-10)7.0
    D. O'Day (H, 16)1.0
    Z. Britton (S, 14)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Stroman (L, 11-8)6.06203703.081.3110.5
    C. Ramirez1.00001200.000.323.0
    D. Leone0.21000102.551.09-0.5
    M. Dermody0.10000004.671.150.0
    R. Tepera1.00000103.471.143.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Stroman (L, 11-8)6.0
    C. Ramirez1.0
    D. Leone0.2
    M. Dermody0.1
    R. Tepera1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - K. Gausman (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 106-65, D. O'Day 11-10, Z. Britton 6-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 7-6, D. O'Day 1-0, Z. Britton 2-0
    • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 27, D. O'Day 3, Z. Britton 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 92-55, C. Ramirez 14-9, D. Leone 9-6, M. Dermody 1-1, R. Tepera 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 10-0, R. Tepera 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 26, C. Ramirez 4, D. Leone 3, M. Dermody, R. Tepera 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    OriolesBAL72-74
    200000000271
    Blue JaysTOR68-78
    001000000171
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Beckham SS51000020.285.332.466.7980.0
    M. Machado 3B30000121.269.323.496.8180.0
    J. Schoop 2B40200002.302.346.527.8732.0
    A. Jones CF41210012.283.319.471.7905.5
    T. Mancini LF40210011.291.338.500.8385.5
    M. Trumbo DH30100112.241.295.412.7071.5
    C. Davis 1B20000211.217.311.429.7411.5
    S. Smith RF30000015.259.340.439.779-0.5
    J. Rickard RF0000-000.245.281.349.000-
    a- P. Alvarez PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    A. Hays RF00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    C. Joseph C40000013.263.295.425.720-0.5
    Total33272041117-----
    • a-struck out for Rickard in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Urena SS40110030.316.381.474.8551.5
    J. Donaldson 3B40100010.253.379.511.8900.5
    J. Smoak 1B40000012.278.358.548.906-0.5
    J. Bautista RF30000000.208.314.379.6931.0
    K. Morales DH40300001.250.307.456.7634.0
    E. Carrera DH00000000.288.361.420.7810.0
    K. Pillar CF40100023.259.302.409.7110.0
    R. Martin C30000003.221.350.377.7270.0
    T. Hernandez LF21100102.324.351.618.9694.0
    R. Goins 2B20000011.225.278.337.615-0.5
    Total3017101812-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Jones 2 (26), T. Mancini (23)
      • 3B - T. Mancini (4)
      • RBI - A. Jones (70), T. Mancini (75)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones (32), T. Mancini (32)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Urena (3), K. Morales (25), T. Hernandez (4)
      • SH - R. Goins (5)
      • RBI - R. Urena (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - T. Beckham, J. Schoop, C. Davis
      • E - T. Mancini (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - R. Urena, R. Goins, J. Smoak
      • E - J. Donaldson (13)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman (W, 11-10)7.06111604.831.5626.0
      D. O'Day (H, 16)1.00000203.791.134.0
      Z. Britton (S, 14)1.01000003.091.549.0
      Total9.0711180---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman (W, 11-10)7.0
      D. O'Day (H, 16)1.0
      Z. Britton (S, 14)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman (L, 11-8)6.06203703.081.3110.5
      C. Ramirez1.00001200.000.323.0
      D. Leone0.21000102.551.09-0.5
      M. Dermody0.10000004.671.150.0
      R. Tepera1.00000103.471.143.5
      Total9.07204110---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman (L, 11-8)6.0
      C. Ramirez1.0
      D. Leone0.2
      M. Dermody0.1
      R. Tepera1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - K. Gausman (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 106-65, D. O'Day 11-10, Z. Britton 6-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 7-6, D. O'Day 1-0, Z. Britton 2-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 27, D. O'Day 3, Z. Britton 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 92-55, C. Ramirez 14-9, D. Leone 9-6, M. Dermody 1-1, R. Tepera 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 10-0, R. Tepera 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 26, C. Ramirez 4, D. Leone 3, M. Dermody, R. Tepera 3
      • 3RD INNING
        Urena doubled to left, Hernandez scored21
      • 1ST INNING
        Mancini tripled to deep center, Jones scored20
        Jones doubled to deep left, Beckham scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Ryan Tepera relieved Matt Dermody
        • Pedro Alvarez hit for Joey Rickard
        • P. Alvarez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
        • C. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Joseph grounded out to second
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Beckham flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Zach Britton relieved Darren O'Day
        • Austin Hays in right
        • J. Bautista: Foul, Ball, Bautista grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Morales: Morales singled to right
        • Ezequiel Carrera ran for Kendrys Morales
        • K. Pillar: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pillar grounded into double play second to first, Carrera out at second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Dominic Leone relieved Carlos Ramirez
        • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Jones doubled to right
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo flied out to right, Jones to third
        • Matt Dermody relieved Dominic Leone
        • C. Davis: Davis lined out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Darren O'Day relieved Kevin Gausman
        • R. Urena: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Urena struck out looking
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Smoak grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Carlos Ramirez relieved Marcus Stroman
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Machado walked
        • J. Schoop: Schoop fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joey Rickard in right
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Martin lined out to shortstop
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Goins grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hernandez out at second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Trumbo: Trumbo singled to left
        • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Trumbo to second
        • S. Smith: Ball, Smith grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Davis out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bautista popped out to first
        • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Morales doubled to left center
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Foul, Beckham grounded out to first
        • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Schoop singled to right
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Goins struck out on foul tip
        • R. Urena: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Donaldson grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini doubled to deep center
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Mancini to third, Trumbo to second
        • S. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • C. Joseph: Ball, Joseph grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Davis out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bautista grounded out to second
        • K. Morales: Ball, Morales singled to left center
        • K. Pillar: Pillar singled to left, Morales to third, Pillar to second on left fielder Mancini fielding error
        • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Martin grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Hernandez: Hernandez flied out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Ball, Schoop singled to left
        • A. Jones: Jones reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Schoop out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez doubled to deep right
        • R. Goins: Ball, Goins hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Hernandez to third
        • R. Urena: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Urena doubled to left, Hernandez scored
        • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Donaldson reached on an infield single to shortstop, Urena to third
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Smoak grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Donaldson out at second
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to third
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Joseph grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Bautista hit by pitch
        • K. Morales: Ball, Morales popped out to shortstop
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martin grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Beckham safe at first on 3rd baseman Donaldson fielding error
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Schoop grounded out to third, Beckham to second
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones doubled to deep left, Beckham scored
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini tripled to deep center, Jones scored
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • R. Urena: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson lined out to right
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak flied out to left
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)