Pearce, Donaldson HRs lift Blue Jays past Orioles 7-1

BALTIMORE (AP) With one swing of the bat, Josh Donaldson turned a tight duel into a blowout and sent the historically meager crowd at Camden Yards scurrying toward the exits.

Donaldson hit his fourth career grand slam, Steve Pearce homered in a third successive game and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 Monday night before 7,915 chilly fans.

Gametime temperature was 44 degrees, and a slight mist made the conditions even more miserable. That contributed to the lowest paid attendance in the ballpark's 27-year existence, breaking the previous record of 9.129 for Baltimore versus Tampa Bay on April 12, 2010.

There were no fans at a game on April 29, 2015, when the Orioles hosted the Chicago White Sox in a closed stadium due to security concerns amid civil unrest in Baltimore.

In this one, the Blue Jays were clinging to a 2-1 lead in the ninth before Curtis Granderson drew a bases-loaded walk and Donaldson followed with a shot to center off rookie Nestor Cortes Jr.

''He's done that many times since he's been here. Two-run ballgame, that makes a huge difference,'' manager John Gibbons said. ''That gives the team a huge, huge lift.''

On a raw night far better suited for football, Donaldson - a three-time All-Star - displayed mid-summer form.

''It's tough to hit anyhow, in general. The conditions definitely make it more difficult,'' Donaldson said. ''But we have to be professional about it and go out there and do our job.''

That's certainly how the 34-year-old Pearce operates.

After getting his 500th career hit in the second inning, Pearce put Toronto up 2-0 in the third with a two-run shot off Dylan Bundy (0-1) on a 3-0 pitch. It marked the first time in his career that Pearce, who's had three separate stints with the Orioles, homered in three consecutive games.

"He's on a nice little roll,'' Gibbons said.

J.A. Happ (2-1) struck out nine in six innings, allowing one run and five hits. He was 0-3 against the Orioles last season.

Bundy gave up two runs and four hits with 10 strikeouts in seven innings. The right-hander has a 1.35 ERA in three starts, yet remains winless.

''It was one mistake there,'' Bundy said of this outing, ''but I gave up more runs than we had, so that's baseball, I guess.''

Manny Machado hit a third-inning homer for the Orioles, who went 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12.

''We just couldn't get that big knock,'' manager Buck Showalter lamented.

Slugger Chris Davis, who's off to a miserable start, cracked the bat over his knee after striking out in the sixth. He later was thrown out trying to bunt against the shift during an 0-for-4 performance that lowered his batting average to .088.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 1B Kendrys Morales strained his right hamstring running out a single and was removed for a pinch runner in the second inning. Gibbons did not expect Morales to land on the disabled list. ... OF Anthony Alford (hamstring) has started his rehab in Florida, where he is expected to remain for a few days before likely heading to Triple-A Buffalo, Gibbons said.

Orioles: DH Mark Trumbo (quad strain) is expected to start for Double-A Bowie on Tuesday and Wednesday. ... RHP Alex Cobb could make his season debut Saturday in Boston, Showalter said. Cobb missed most of spring training before signing as a free agent in late March.

SKID OVER

Toronto OF Randal Grichuk doubled in the ninth inning, ending a career-long 0-for-26 drought. He's 3 for 35 (.086) this season.

PROSPECTING

The Orioles recalled their top pitching prospect, Hunter Harvey, to fortify a weary bullpen. Harvey, the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 draft, has not yet pitched in the majors.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-1, 5.40 ERA) seeks his first win since July 14 in the second game of the series Tuesday night.

Orioles: RHP Andrew Cashner (1-1, 4.09) makes his second home start with Baltimore. In his Orioles debut, he yielded three HRs in a loss to the Twins on March 31.

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  • W: J. Happ (2-1)L: D. Bundy (0-1)
  • HR: TOR - S. Pearce (3), J. Donaldson (3), BAL - M. Machado (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson LF32110210.360.448.520.9685.5
J. Donaldson 3B-1B41141121.238.347.476.8239.0
J. Smoak DH50200024.357.429.6191.0481.0
S. Pearce RF41221003.286.348.7621.1108.0
R. Grichuk RF10100000.086.154.200.3542.0
K. Morales 1B10100000.227.280.364.6441.0
Y. Solarte PR-3B31000112.276.447.552.9991.5
R. Martin C40000033.192.276.423.699-1.5
K. Pillar CF31100100.275.310.450.7603.0
D. Travis 2B31000023.100.156.133.2901.0
A. Diaz SS40100006.222.222.519.7411.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF40300112.279.373.372.7453.5
    M. Machado SS41211103.326.415.565.9808.0
    J. Schoop 2B40000025.200.231.320.5510.0
    A. Jones CF40100017.265.294.469.7640.5
    C. Davis 1B40000023.088.225.176.401-1.0
    D. Valencia DH30000000.133.278.400.6780.0
    a- P. Alvarez PH-DH10100000.308.500.6151.1151.0
    T. Beckham 3B30100101.196.245.304.5492.0
    A. Santander RF40000034.182.250.333.583-1.5
    C. Joseph C30100022.111.143.185.3280.0
    b- C. Sisco PH10000000.222.263.278.5410.0
    • a-singled for Valencia in the 8th
    • b-grounded out for Joseph in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Grichuk
    • HR - J. Donaldson (3), S. Pearce (3)
    • RBI - C. Granderson (3), J. Donaldson 4 (9), S. Pearce 2 (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Granderson (2), J. Donaldson 4 (8), S. Pearce 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Machado (3)
    • RBI - M. Machado (6)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Donaldson
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - T. Mancini (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Happ (W, 2-1)6.05113913.941.3123.5
    D. Barnes (H, 2)1.02000101.691.311.5
    R. Tepera (H, 4)1.01000002.571.002.0
    J. Axford1.01000102.081.622.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Happ (W, 2-1)6.0
    D. Barnes (H, 2)1.0
    R. Tepera (H, 4)1.0
    J. Axford1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Bundy (L, 0-1)7.042221011.350.9516.0
    M. Givens1.23332107.041.70-4.5
    N. Cortes0.13221017.713.00-6.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Bundy (L, 0-1)7.0
    M. Givens1.2
    N. Cortes0.1
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Axford
    • HBP - J. Happ (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 104-69, D. Barnes 18-13, R. Tepera 14-10, J. Axford 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 5-3, R. Tepera 2-1, J. Axford 2-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Happ 26, D. Barnes 5, R. Tepera 4, J. Axford 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Givens
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 101-66, M. Givens 37-19, N. Cortes 19-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 6-4, N. Cortes 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 26, M. Givens 10, N. Cortes 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    0020000057101
    BAL4-7
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Granderson LF32110210.360.448.520.9685.5
    J. Donaldson 3B-1B41141121.238.347.476.8239.0
    J. Smoak DH50200024.357.429.6191.0481.0
    S. Pearce RF41221003.286.348.7621.1108.0
    R. Grichuk RF10100000.086.154.200.3542.0
    K. Morales 1B10100000.227.280.364.6441.0
    Y. Solarte PR-3B31000112.276.447.552.9991.5
    R. Martin C40000033.192.276.423.699-1.5
    K. Pillar CF31100100.275.310.450.7603.0
    D. Travis 2B31000023.100.156.133.2901.0
    A. Diaz SS40100006.222.222.519.7411.0
    Total357107251122-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Mancini LF40300112.279.373.372.7453.5
      M. Machado SS41211103.326.415.565.9808.0
      J. Schoop 2B40000025.200.231.320.5510.0
      A. Jones CF40100017.265.294.469.7640.5
      C. Davis 1B40000023.088.225.176.401-1.0
      D. Valencia DH30000000.133.278.400.6780.0
      a- P. Alvarez PH-DH10100000.308.500.6151.1151.0
      T. Beckham 3B30100101.196.245.304.5492.0
      A. Santander RF40000034.182.250.333.583-1.5
      C. Joseph C30100022.111.143.185.3280.0
      b- C. Sisco PH10000000.222.263.278.5410.0
      Total35191131127-----
      • a-singled for Valencia in the 8th
      • b-grounded out for Joseph in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Grichuk
      • HR - J. Donaldson (3), S. Pearce (3)
      • RBI - C. Granderson (3), J. Donaldson 4 (9), S. Pearce 2 (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Granderson (2), J. Donaldson 4 (8), S. Pearce 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Machado (3)
      • RBI - M. Machado (6)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Donaldson
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - T. Mancini (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (W, 2-1)6.05113913.941.3123.5
      D. Barnes (H, 2)1.02000101.691.311.5
      R. Tepera (H, 4)1.01000002.571.002.0
      J. Axford1.01000102.081.622.5
      Total9.09113111---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (W, 2-1)6.0
      D. Barnes (H, 2)1.0
      R. Tepera (H, 4)1.0
      J. Axford1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy (L, 0-1)7.042221011.350.9516.0
      M. Givens1.23332107.041.70-4.5
      N. Cortes0.13221017.713.00-6.0
      Total9.010775112---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy (L, 0-1)7.0
      M. Givens1.2
      N. Cortes0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Axford
      • HBP - J. Happ (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 104-69, D. Barnes 18-13, R. Tepera 14-10, J. Axford 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 5-3, R. Tepera 2-1, J. Axford 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 26, D. Barnes 5, R. Tepera 4, J. Axford 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Givens
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 101-66, M. Givens 37-19, N. Cortes 19-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 6-4, N. Cortes 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 26, M. Givens 10, N. Cortes 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Donaldson homered to center, Pillar, Travis and Granderson scored71
        Granderson walked, Solarte scored, Pillar to third, Travis to second31
      • 3RD INNING
        Machado homered to left center21
        Pearce homered to left center, Granderson scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • M. Givens Pitching:
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Solarte walked
        • R. Martin: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pillar singled to right center, Solarte to second
        • D. Travis: Foul, Ball, Travis hit by pitch, Solarte to third, Pillar to second
        • A. Diaz: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Diaz fouled out to catcher
        • Nestor Cortes relieved Mychal Givens
        • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Granderson walked, Solarte scored, Pillar to third, Travis to second
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Donaldson homered to center, Pillar, Travis and Granderson scored
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Smoak singled to center
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk doubled to deep center, Smoak to third
        • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Solarte grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • John Axford relieved Ryan Tepera
        • Chance Sisco hit for Caleb Joseph
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sisco grounded out to first
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini singled to left center
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Mancini to second on wild pitch, Machado grounded out to second, Mancini to third
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Mychal Givens relieved Dylan Bundy
        • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Diaz singled to right center
        • C. Granderson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Granderson singled to right, Diaz to second
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Donaldson walked, Diaz to third, Granderson to second
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak flied into double play left to catcher, Diaz out at home
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Pearce flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Randal Grichuk in right
        • Ryan Tepera relieved Danny Barnes
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Davis grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • Pedro Alvarez hit for Danny Valencia
        • P. Alvarez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Alvarez singled to right
        • T. Beckham: Beckham reached on fielder's choice to third, Alvarez out at second
        • A. Santander: Ball, Foul, Foul, Santander flied out to deep right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar lined out to third
        • D. Travis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Travis struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Danny Barnes relieved J.A. Happ
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini singled to center
        • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Machado singled to left center, Mancini to second
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Schoop lined out to center
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones lined out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Smoak singled to right
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pearce grounded into double play third to second to first, Smoak out at second
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Valencia grounded out to first
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beckham walked
        • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • A. Diaz: Diaz lined out to third
        • C. Granderson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Granderson grounded out to third
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Joseph singled to left center
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked, Joseph to second
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Machado flied out to right
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop hit by pitch, Joseph to third, Mancini to second
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Joseph out at home
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
        • K. Pillar: Pillar grounded out to pitcher
        • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Travis grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Valencia flied out to left
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Beckham grounded out to first
        • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Santander struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pearce homered to left center, Granderson scored
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Machado homered to left center
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Schoop popped out to third
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones singled to right center
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Davis grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Jones out at second
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Foul, Ball, Pearce singled to left
        • K. Morales: Ball, Morales singled to right center, Pearce to third
        • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Martin reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Pearce out at third, Morales to second
        • Yangervis Solarte ran for Kendrys Morales
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pillar walked, Solarte to third, Martin to second
        • D. Travis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
        • A. Diaz: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz lined out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Valencia safe at first on 1st baseman Donaldson fielding error
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Beckham singled to right center, Valencia to second
        • A. Santander: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Foul, Foul, Donaldson grounded out to second
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mancini singled to right
        • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Machado walked, Mancini to second
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Schoop struck out looking
        • A. Jones: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)