Castillo leads Orioles past Blue Jays 7-5

BALTIMORE (AP) When Welington Castillo came to the plate, a sellout crowd at Camden Yards began to cheer in anticipation of another electrifying performance.

And once again, the veteran catcher delivered in a big way.

Castillo hit a go-ahead home run for the second consecutive game to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Saturday night.

The Orioles improved to 15-3 at home - the best mark in the majors - and can complete a three-game sweep Sunday. Baltimore took over first place in the American League East by a half-game over the New York Yankees.

''This is a team, honestly, that we never felt when we're losing the game, we're going to give up,'' Castillo said. ''This is a team that can turn a (game) around really quick. Anybody on the team can do little stuff that can put us back in the game.''

Jose Bautista had given Toronto a 5-4 lead with a three-run homer off winning pitcher Mychal Givens (5-0) in the seventh. Baltimore responded in the bottom half when Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo hit one-out singles. Castillo followed with the biggest blow when he hit an 0-2 pitch from Danny Barnes (0-2) over the fence in left.

''It was a fastball that leaked back over the plate into his happy zone,'' Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin said. ''He is a good belt high fastball hitter and he didn't miss it once again. Those (his home runs) stung a bit.''

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons declined to speak to the media after the game.

On Friday night, Castillo hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give Baltimore a 5-3 win. Since coming off the 10-day DL on May 16, Castillo is 10 for 18 (.556) with three homers and 10 RBIs.

Darren O'Day pitched a perfect eighth, setting up Brad Brach to pick up his ninth save for Baltimore.

Manny Machado gave the Orioles a 2-1 lead with a solo shot in the third off Mike Bolsinger. Trumbo increased the margin to 4-1 with a two-run homer in the fifth, his sixth of the season.

''He grinds every at-bat,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said about Trumbo. ''I've seen him have three hits and a couple home runs, and not have a good at-bat and it's like he hasn't gotten a hit in his whole life.''

Justin Smoak's 10th homer of the season pulled the Blue Jays within 4-2 in the sixth off starter Kevin Gausman, who allowed 10 hits over six innings. Gausman was helped by three double plays in the opening four innings.

''Obviously I gave up a lot of hits, but that's one of those things,'' Gausman said. ''I always kind of base my outing on how hard the balls are that got hit off me. I feel like they didn't hit the ball too hard, especially early in the game. My defense came up huge.''

Kevin Pillar returned after serving a two-game suspension for yelling an anti-gay slur at Braves pitcher Jason Motte and had two hits for the Blue Jays.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (right middle finger laceration) was placed on the 10-day DL for the third time this season. ... Martin (left shoulder irritation) was activated from the DL. . RHP Cesar Valdez was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. OF Dwight Smith was sent down to the Bisons and C Mike Ohlman was designated for assignment.

Orioles: OF Seth Smith was back in the leadoff spot after being held out the previous game. Smith fouled a ball of his left cheek Thursday in Detroit.

ORIOLES TRADE

Orioles: LHP Alex Katz was acquired from the White Sox for International Signing Bonus slots No. 45 and No. 75. He will report to Class A-Advanced Frederick.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (2-2, 3.60) has pitched well against the Orioles over his career, going 4-1 with 58 strikeouts and a 2.84 ERA in 12 appearances (10 starts).

Orioles: LHP Wade Miley (1-1, 3.02) is looking to pitch past the fifth inning for the first time in five starts.

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Blue JaysTOR18-26
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OriolesBAL25-16
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  • W: M. Givens (5-0)L: D. Barnes (0-2)S: B. Brach (9)
  • HR: TOR - J. Bautista (7), J. Smoak (10), BAL - M. Trumbo (6), W. Castillo (4), M. Machado (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Pillar CF52200001.308.358.494.8526.0
E. Carrera LF31000203.286.336.395.7313.0
J. Bautista 3B41331012.231.352.413.7659.5
K. Morales DH40000014.244.298.423.721-0.5
J. Smoak 1B41111021.279.342.550.8925.0
D. Travis 2B40200010.232.272.370.6422.5
R. Martin C40100012.200.360.338.6980.5
D. Barney SS40100002.253.282.323.6051.0
R. Goins SS20100011.191.250.300.5500.5
a- A. Alford PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
b- C. Coghlan PH10000010.207.288.293.581-0.5
  • a-struck out for Goins in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Alford in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Smith RF40100111.307.392.511.9041.5
A. Jones CF41100114.265.313.400.7132.5
M. Machado 3B42211101.225.313.450.7639.0
C. Davis 1B51100024.255.367.496.8631.0
M. Trumbo DH42331000.265.306.406.71111.0
W. Castillo C31131100.364.391.568.9599.0
H. Kim LF20000103.226.317.302.6191.0
J. Rickard LF10100000.232.259.339.5981.0
J. Schoop 2B40100011.275.329.465.7940.5
J. Hardy SS20000202.194.237.278.5152.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Travis (16)
    • HR - J. Bautista (7), J. Smoak (10)
    • RBI - J. Bautista 3 (22), J. Smoak (29)
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Machado (10), M. Trumbo (6), W. Castillo (4)
    • RBI - M. Machado (24), M. Trumbo 3 (22), W. Castillo 3 (16)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Trumbo 3 (16)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - K. Pillar (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - D. Barney, J. Smoak, J. Bautista, D. Travis
    FIELDING
    • DP - J. Hardy, M. Machado, J. Schoop, C. Davis
    • E - J. Hardy (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Bolsinger5.16445526.322.062.5
    D. Leone1.00001004.431.002.0
    A. Loup0.01110002.760.00-2.0
    D. Barnes (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.24220012.706.00-11.0
    C. Valdez1.00001008.711.002.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Bolsinger5.1
    D. Leone1.0
    A. Loup0.0
    D. Barnes (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.2
    C. Valdez1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gausman6.010221516.651.8310.5
    R. Bleier (H, 1)0.10211104.323.00-1.5
    M. Givens (W, 5-0) (BS, 1)0.21110113.471.505.5
    D. O'Day (H, 7)1.00000104.150.003.5
    B. Brach (S, 9)1.00000103.680.0010.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gausman6.0
    R. Bleier (H, 1)0.1
    M. Givens (W, 5-0) (BS, 1)0.2
    D. O'Day (H, 7)1.0
    B. Brach (S, 9)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Bolsinger, D. Leone (4)
    • IBB - D. Leone (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bolsinger 102-56, D. Leone 8-3, A. Loup 4-2, D. Barnes 19-13, C. Valdez 17-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bolsinger 6-5, D. Leone 2-0, D. Barnes 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Bolsinger 27, D. Leone 3, A. Loup, D. Barnes 5, C. Valdez 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 110-71, R. Bleier 14-6, M. Givens 14-10, D. O'Day 9-7, B. Brach 12-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 5-5, R. Bleier 1-0, M. Givens 1-0, D. O'Day 1-1
    • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 26, R. Bleier 3, M. Givens 3, D. O'Day 3, B. Brach 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    Blue JaysTOR18-26
    1000013005110
    OriolesBAL25-16
    10102030X7111
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Pillar CF52200001.308.358.494.8526.0
    E. Carrera LF31000203.286.336.395.7313.0
    J. Bautista 3B41331012.231.352.413.7659.5
    K. Morales DH40000014.244.298.423.721-0.5
    J. Smoak 1B41111021.279.342.550.8925.0
    D. Travis 2B40200010.232.272.370.6422.5
    R. Martin C40100012.200.360.338.6980.5
    D. Barney SS40100002.253.282.323.6051.0
    R. Goins SS20100011.191.250.300.5500.5
    a- A. Alford PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    b- C. Coghlan PH10000010.207.288.293.581-0.5
    Total36511422916-----
    • a-struck out for Goins in the 7th
    • b-struck out for Alford in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Smith RF40100111.307.392.511.9041.5
    A. Jones CF41100114.265.313.400.7132.5
    M. Machado 3B42211101.225.313.450.7639.0
    C. Davis 1B51100024.255.367.496.8631.0
    M. Trumbo DH42331000.265.306.406.71111.0
    W. Castillo C31131100.364.391.568.9599.0
    H. Kim LF20000103.226.317.302.6191.0
    J. Rickard LF10100000.232.259.339.5981.0
    J. Schoop 2B40100011.275.329.465.7940.5
    J. Hardy SS20000202.194.237.278.5152.0
    Total33711737516-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Travis (16)
      • HR - J. Bautista (7), J. Smoak (10)
      • RBI - J. Bautista 3 (22), J. Smoak (29)
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Machado (10), M. Trumbo (6), W. Castillo (4)
      • RBI - M. Machado (24), M. Trumbo 3 (22), W. Castillo 3 (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Trumbo 3 (16)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - K. Pillar (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - D. Barney, J. Smoak, J. Bautista, D. Travis
      FIELDING
      • DP - J. Hardy, M. Machado, J. Schoop, C. Davis
      • E - J. Hardy (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Bolsinger5.16445526.322.062.5
      D. Leone1.00001004.431.002.0
      A. Loup0.01110002.760.00-2.0
      D. Barnes (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.24220012.706.00-11.0
      C. Valdez1.00001008.711.002.0
      Total8.01177753---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Bolsinger5.1
      D. Leone1.0
      A. Loup0.0
      D. Barnes (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.2
      C. Valdez1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman6.010221516.651.8310.5
      R. Bleier (H, 1)0.10211104.323.00-1.5
      M. Givens (W, 5-0) (BS, 1)0.21110113.471.505.5
      D. O'Day (H, 7)1.00000104.150.003.5
      B. Brach (S, 9)1.00000103.680.0010.5
      Total9.01154292---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman6.0
      R. Bleier (H, 1)0.1
      M. Givens (W, 5-0) (BS, 1)0.2
      D. O'Day (H, 7)1.0
      B. Brach (S, 9)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Bolsinger, D. Leone (4)
      • IBB - D. Leone (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bolsinger 102-56, D. Leone 8-3, A. Loup 4-2, D. Barnes 19-13, C. Valdez 17-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bolsinger 6-5, D. Leone 2-0, D. Barnes 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Bolsinger 27, D. Leone 3, A. Loup, D. Barnes 5, C. Valdez 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 110-71, R. Bleier 14-6, M. Givens 14-10, D. O'Day 9-7, B. Brach 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 5-5, R. Bleier 1-0, M. Givens 1-0, D. O'Day 1-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 26, R. Bleier 3, M. Givens 3, D. O'Day 3, B. Brach 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Castillo homered to left, Davis and Trumbo scored57
        Bautista homered to left, Pillar and Carrera scored54
      • 6TH INNING
        Smoak homered to center24
      • 5TH INNING
        Trumbo homered to left center, Machado scored14
      • 3RD INNING
        Machado homered to left12
      • 1ST INNING
        Trumbo singled to left, Jones scored, Machado to second11
        Morales grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pillar scored, Carrera to third, Bautista out at second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Brach Pitching:
        • C. Coghlan: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Coghlan struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pillar fouled out to right
        • E. Carrera: Carrera flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • D. O'Day Pitching:
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Martin grounded out to second
        • D. Barney: Ball, Barney lined out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Valdez Pitching:
        • S. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith flied out to left
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Machado popped out to shortstop
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Davis flied out to deep right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • A. Alford: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alford struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar safe at first on shortstop Hardy fielding error
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pillar stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Carrera walked
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bautista homered to left, Pillar and Carrera scored
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Morales grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • D. Leone Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Machado grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davis singled to left
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trumbo singled to shallow center, Davis to second
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castillo homered to left, Davis and Trumbo scored
        • J. Rickard: Rickard singled to left
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Schoop singled to left, Rickard to second
        • J. Hardy: Ball, Ball, Hardy grounded into double play third to first, Rickard out at third, Schoop to second
        • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Morales grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smoak homered to center
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Travis doubled to deep right
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
        • D. Barney: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Barney popped out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
        • H. Kim: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kim walked
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • J. Hardy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hardy walked, Rickard to second
        • S. Smith: Ball, Ball, Rickard to third, Hardy to second on wild pitch, Ball, Smith intentionally walked
        • A. Jones: Ball, Jones grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Smith out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • D. Barney: Ball, Barney singled to center
        • R. Goins: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goins struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Pillar singled to center, Barney to second
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Carrera reached on fielder's choice to second, Barney to third, Pillar out at second
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado to second on wild pitch
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Trumbo homered to left center, Machado scored
        • W. Castillo: Castillo grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak flied out to deep left
        • D. Travis: Ball, Strike swinging, Travis singled to left
        • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin grounded into double play second to third to first, Travis out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
        • H. Kim: Ball, Ball, Kim grounded out to second
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Hardy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hardy walked
        • S. Smith: Strike looking, Smith lined out to pitcher
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Goins reached on an infield single to second
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Pillar lined out to center
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Carrera flied out to deep left
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bautista singled to center, Goins to third
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Machado homered to left
        • C. Davis: Davis lined out to center
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Trumbo popped out to second
        • W. Castillo: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Castillo popped out to second
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Travis flied out to deep right
        • R. Martin: Ball, Martin singled to right
        • D. Barney: Strike looking, Barney grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Martin out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop grounded out to second
        • J. Hardy: Strike looking, Ball, Hardy lined out to third
        • S. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Smith singled to center
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones flied out to left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Pillar singled to center
        • E. Carrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Carrera walked, Pillar to second
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista reached on an infield single to shortstop, Pillar to third, Carrera to second
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Morales grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pillar scored, Carrera to third, Bautista out at second
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Bolsinger Pitching:
        • S. Smith: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones singled to shallow left center
        • M. Machado: Machado singled to left, Jones to second
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo singled to left, Jones scored, Machado to second
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castillo walked, Machado to third, Trumbo to second
        • H. Kim: Kim grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)