Blue Jays rally in ninth to beat slumping Orioles 3-2

TORONTO (AP) Zach Britton's second blown save of the season came at a particularly bad time for the slumping Baltimore Orioles.

Richard Urena singled home the winning run off Britton in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat Baltimore 3-2 on Tuesday night, handing the Orioles their sixth straight loss.

''It's a loss, and they're hard anytime,'' Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

Tim Beckham homered for the Orioles, who began the day 3 1/2 games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card berth. Baltimore has lost three straight one-run decisions and is 20-18 in such games.

Facing Orioles closer Britton (2-1), who had recorded the final out of the eighth, Kevin Pillar drew a leadoff walk in the ninth.

''That puts you in a bind right away,'' Britton said. :I just didn't execute after that.''

Pillar went to third on Teoscar Hernandez's single and scored the tying run one out later when Luke Maile singled off the glove of third baseman Manny Machado. Urena followed with a single to center. Darwin Barney raced around from second and slid home safely ahead of the throw from Adam Jones.

''I just kind of let the inning get away from me, which is pretty frustrating,'' Britton said.

Toronto has won four straight for the first time since July 24 to 27. Urena had three hits, but his final one of the night was the biggest.

''Anytime I go up there I just look for a fastball up in the zone,'' Urena said. ''He gave me one so I put a good swing on it.''

Britton replaced Brad Brach and struck out Kendrys Morales to end the eighth, stranding runners at first and second.

''We wiggled out of the eighth and just couldn't get it done in the ninth,'' Showalter said.

Baltimore has scored 10 total runs over its six-game skid and has been held to two runs or fewer five times.

''They're pitching well and we're not swinging the bats well,'' Showalter said.

Blue Jays left-hander Tim Mayza (1-0) got one out for his first career win. Toronto opened the scoring in the third when Orioles right fielder Joey Rickard couldn't corral Justin Smoak's deep drive to the wall. Maile scored from first on Smoak's two-out double.

Josh Donaldson hit a leadoff single in the sixth and Smoak walked, but Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy retired the next three Blue Jays batters in order.

Blue Jays right-hander Joe Biagini pitched a career-high eight innings, allowing two runs on six hits.

''A dominating performance,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''Good for him, he needed that.''

Bundy allowed one run and five hits in six innings.

Baltimore tied it in the seventh when Trey Mancini doubled and scored on Mark Trumbo's two-out single to center. Beckham homered off Biagini in the eighth, but the Orioles couldn't hold on.

LONG BALL LEADERS

The Orioles have 220 homers this season. That's second only to Texas, who entered play Tuesday with 221.

MANCINI SHOWS OFF ARM

Orioles LF Trey Mancini threw out Urena trying to stretch a single into a double in the eighth. ''He wants to be an all-around player,'' Showalter said. ''It's been fun to watch.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: OF Craig Gentry (broken right finger) was activated off the 10-day DL. ... C Wellington Castillo, who ended up in hospital for tests after taking a foul tip to the groin Monday, said he felt much better Tuesday. It was the second such painful incident this season for Castillo, who landed on the 10-day DL after taking a foul tip to the groin in May.

Blue Jays: C Russell Martin (left oblique) was activated off the 10-day DL. Martin, who has been out since Aug. 11, is expected to start Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (10-10, 4.99) pitched six shutout innings against the Blue Jays on Sept. 1 but didn't get a decision in Baltimore's 1-0 victory.

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (11-7, 3.18) was knocked out of a Sept. 2 start at Baltimore in the second inning when he was struck on the right elbow by a Trumbo line drive. He returned to face Detroit on Sept. 8, allowing four runs in six innings.

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Blue JaysTOR68-77
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  • W: T. Mayza (1-0)L: Z. Britton (2-1)
  • HR: BAL - T. Beckham (21)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS41211000.286.333.468.8027.0
M. Machado 3B40000001.270.323.498.8210.0
J. Schoop 2B40000000.300.345.527.8720.0
A. Jones CF40100010.282.318.467.7850.5
T. Mancini LF41100001.289.337.494.8303.0
C. Davis 1B40100032.218.310.431.741-0.5
M. Trumbo DH30110002.241.293.413.7062.0
C. Joseph C30000002.267.300.432.7320.0
J. Rickard RF20000001.245.281.349.6310.0
a- P. Alvarez PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Hays RF00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Rickard in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Urena SS50310011.324.395.471.8653.5
J. Donaldson 3B30100112.253.380.514.8941.5
J. Smoak 1B30210101.280.360.553.9135.0
E. Carrera RF00000000.288.361.420.7810.0
J. Bautista 1B40000026.209.314.381.696-1.0
K. Morales DH40100024.247.303.452.7551.0
K. Pillar CF31000103.259.303.410.7122.0
T. Hernandez LF40100021.313.324.594.9170.0
R. Goins 2B30000021.226.279.339.618-1.0
a- D. Barney PH11000002.237.273.322.5951.0
L. Maile C41210010.140.173.223.3963.5
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Goins in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Mancini (22)
  • HR - T. Beckham (21)
  • RBI - T. Beckham (58), M. Trumbo (65)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Trumbo (37)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Smoak (24), K. Morales (24)
  • RBI - R. Urena (3), J. Smoak (86), L. Maile (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak (33)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - T. Mancini (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Bundy6.05111804.031.1818.0
M. Givens1.00000202.511.004.0
B. Brach (H, 8)0.22001002.611.02-3.0
Z. Britton (L, 2-1) (BS, 2)0.23221103.181.56-10.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Bundy6.0
M. Givens1.0
B. Brach (H, 8)0.2
Z. Britton (L, 2-1) (BS, 2)0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Biagini8.06220215.071.3620.0
T. Koehler0.20000106.881.650.5
T. Mayza (W, 1-0)0.10000108.741.857.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Biagini8.0
T. Koehler0.2
T. Mayza (W, 1-0)0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 89-65, M. Givens 11-7, B. Brach 18-8, Z. Britton 21-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 3-7, Z. Britton 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 24, M. Givens 3, B. Brach 4, Z. Britton 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Biagini 88-63, T. Koehler 7-5, T. Mayza 4-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Biagini 14-8, T. Koehler 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Biagini 30, T. Koehler 2, T. Mayza
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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OriolesBAL71-74
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Blue JaysTOR68-77
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Beckham SS41211000.286.333.468.8027.0
M. Machado 3B40000001.270.323.498.8210.0
J. Schoop 2B40000000.300.345.527.8720.0
A. Jones CF40100010.282.318.467.7850.5
T. Mancini LF41100001.289.337.494.8303.0
C. Davis 1B40100032.218.310.431.741-0.5
M. Trumbo DH30110002.241.293.413.7062.0
C. Joseph C30000002.267.300.432.7320.0
J. Rickard RF20000001.245.281.349.6310.0
a- P. Alvarez PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Hays RF00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total332621049-----
  • a-grounded out for Rickard in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Urena SS50310011.324.395.471.8653.5
J. Donaldson 3B30100112.253.380.514.8941.5
J. Smoak 1B30210101.280.360.553.9135.0
E. Carrera RF00000000.288.361.420.7810.0
J. Bautista 1B40000026.209.314.381.696-1.0
K. Morales DH40100024.247.303.452.7551.0
K. Pillar CF31000103.259.303.410.7122.0
T. Hernandez LF40100021.313.324.594.9170.0
R. Goins 2B30000021.226.279.339.618-1.0
a- D. Barney PH11000002.237.273.322.5951.0
L. Maile C41210010.140.173.223.3963.5
Total343103031121-----
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Goins in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Mancini (22)
  • HR - T. Beckham (21)
  • RBI - T. Beckham (58), M. Trumbo (65)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Trumbo (37)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Smoak (24), K. Morales (24)
  • RBI - R. Urena (3), J. Smoak (86), L. Maile (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak (33)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - T. Mancini (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Bundy6.05111804.031.1818.0
M. Givens1.00000202.511.004.0
B. Brach (H, 8)0.22001002.611.02-3.0
Z. Britton (L, 2-1) (BS, 2)0.23221103.181.56-10.5
Total8.110333110---
PITCHERSIP
D. Bundy6.0
M. Givens1.0
B. Brach (H, 8)0.2
Z. Britton (L, 2-1) (BS, 2)0.2
Total8.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Biagini8.06220215.071.3620.0
T. Koehler0.20000106.881.650.5
T. Mayza (W, 1-0)0.10000108.741.857.5
Total9.0622041---
PITCHERSIP
J. Biagini8.0
T. Koehler0.2
T. Mayza (W, 1-0)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 89-65, M. Givens 11-7, B. Brach 18-8, Z. Britton 21-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 3-7, Z. Britton 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 24, M. Givens 3, B. Brach 4, Z. Britton 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Biagini 88-63, T. Koehler 7-5, T. Mayza 4-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Biagini 14-8, T. Koehler 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Biagini 30, T. Koehler 2, T. Mayza
  • 9TH INNING
    Urena singled to center, Barney scored, Maile to second23
    Maile reached on an infield single to third, Pillar scored, Barney to second22
  • 8TH INNING
    Beckham homered to left21
  • 7TH INNING
    Trumbo singled to center, Mancini scored11
  • 3RD INNING
    Smoak doubled to deep right, Maile scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Tom Koehler relieved Joe Biagini
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • T. Mancini: Foul, Mancini grounded out to third
    • Tim Mayza relieved Tom Koehler
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Britton Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pillar walked
    • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hernandez singled to right, Pillar to third
    • Darwin Barney hit for Ryan Goins
    • D. Barney: Strike swinging, Foul, Barney reached on fielder's choice to second, Hernandez out at second
    • L. Maile: Maile reached on an infield single to third, Pillar scored, Barney to second
    • R. Urena: Strike swinging, Ball, Urena singled to center, Barney scored, Maile to second
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Alvarez hit for Joey Rickard
    • P. Alvarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Alvarez grounded out to second
    • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham homered to left
    • M. Machado: Machado flied out to left
    • J. Schoop: Schoop grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Brad Brach relieved Mychal Givens
    • Austin Hays in right
    • R. Urena: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Urena singled to left, Urena out at second
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson walked
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smoak singled to right, Donaldson to second
    • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bautista popped out to catcher
    • Zach Britton relieved Brad Brach
    • Ezequiel Carrera ran for Justin Smoak
    • K. Morales: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Biagini Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Mancini doubled to deep left
    • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • M. Trumbo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Trumbo singled to center, Mancini scored
    • C. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Joseph fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mychal Givens relieved Dylan Bundy
    • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • R. Goins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Goins struck out swinging
    • L. Maile: Maile popped out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Biagini Pitching:
    • T. Beckham: Beckham grounded bunt out to third
    • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to second
    • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Schoop grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Strike swinging, Donaldson singled to center
    • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked, Donaldson to second
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
    • K. Morales: Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Morales struck out on foul tip
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pillar popped out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Biagini Pitching:
    • C. Davis: Davis singled to left center
    • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Trumbo fouled out to catcher
    • C. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Joseph flied out to right
    • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Rickard grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • R. Goins: Strike looking, Foul, Goins lined out to left
    • L. Maile: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
    • R. Urena: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Biagini Pitching:
    • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Schoop grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones grounded out to second
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Mancini popped out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • K. Morales: Foul, Ball, Morales flied out to deep center
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Pillar flied out to center
    • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Biagini Pitching:
    • C. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Joseph grounded out to third
    • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rickard grounded out to first
    • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham singled to center
    • M. Machado: Machado flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • L. Maile: Strike looking, Maile singled to center
    • R. Urena: Ball, Foul, Urena flied out to deep right
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Donaldson flied out to deep center
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak doubled to deep right, Maile scored
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bautista struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Biagini Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Jones singled to right
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Mancini reached on fielder's choice to first, Jones out at second
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • M. Trumbo: Trumbo fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Morales doubled to left center
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Foul, Pillar grounded out to pitcher, Morales to third
    • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • R. Goins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Goins struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Biagini Pitching:
    • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Beckham grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Machado: Foul, Machado grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Schoop: Schoop lined out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Bundy Pitching:
    • R. Urena: Strike looking, Foul, Urena singled to right center
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Smoak lined out to left
    • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Bautista grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)