O's bullpen loses Hess' no-hit bid in win vs Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) David Hess had done everything right, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first start of the season.

So it was something of a stunner when first-year manager Brandon Hyde pointed to the bullpen.

Hess was pulled after 6 1/3 hitless innings, and the Baltimore Orioles bullpen couldn't see the no-hit bid through in a 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. The 25-year-old right-hander struck out eight and walked one, but Hyde pulled him after 82 pitches. Hess also threw 42 pitches in relief Thursday on opening day.

''I was shocked because I knew my pitch count was decently low,'' Hess said.

Reliever Pedro Araujo replaced Hess, walked Justin Smoak, and then allowed a two-run homer to Randal Grichuk for Toronto's first hit.

Hyde said he had planned to pull Hess earlier, possibly after five innings, but let him stretch his pitch count more than expected because he was throwing so well. The effort helped Baltimore win its third straight and get its first victory in Toronto since Sept. 13, 2017. The Orioles lost all 10 games in Canada last year.

It was the second-longest scoreless outing of Hess's young career, just shy of the 6 2/3 innings he went last May at Tampa Bay.

Hyde was booed when he walked to the mound to fetch Hess, but the skipper had no regrets.

''For David to go beyond that (pitch count) obviously and then some, was incredible,'' Hyde said. ''But that was a terrible walk. I hated to do it, but for David's health and one of, hopefully, 30-plus starts, it was the right thing to do.''

Baltimore's offense was sparked by Jonathan Villar's first home run of the season in the first inning, with Trey Mancini providing the winning margin with his second homer of the year in the seventh inning.

Left-hander Richard Bleier picked up his first save of the season.

It was the second time this season the Blue Jays have been no-hit into the seventh inning. Detroit right-hander Jordan Zimmermann retired 20 Toronto batters on opening day before Teoscar Hernandez singled to end his perfect game.

Manager Charlie Montoyo acknowledged that his team has struggled when it comes to offense.

''I'm not going to defend our offense right now, but I know we're going to hit,'' he said. ''That's what they do. They have a past, they have a record and we're going to hit. We're just not hitting right now.''

After a team-record 24 consecutive scoreless innings from the Blue Jays starters to begin the season, things unraveled early for Sean Reid-Foley (0-1). Recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to make his eighth career start, he endured a rough outing, giving up five hits and five runs, three earned, while walking two and striking out three in two innings.

SLOW STARTERS

For the fourth time in five games to open the season, the Blue Jays saw their first nine batters sent down in succession, going just 1 for 46 in the opening three innings of their games.

SPARSE CROWD

The announced crowd of 10,460 was the smallest crowd at Toronto's Rogers Centre since April 19, 2010, when 10,314 showed up to see the Blue Jays play Kansas City.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (strained oblique) has resumed baseball activities after being out since March 8, making appearances in extended spring training in Dunedin, Florida. Toronto's plan is to have the third baseman report to Triple-A Buffalo at some point but is mindful of the cold weather in Western New York and doesn't want him to reinjure himself. ... RHP Clay Bucholtz (right flexor) will throw 60 pitches on Tuesday and 75 on April 7, and could be in line to pitch against Tampa on April 13. ... RHP Ryan Tepera (right elbow) and LHP Ryan Borucki (left elbow) are scheduled to throw side sessions on Wednesday.

Orioles: Renato Nunez served as designated hitter once again on Monday, but Hyde said the biceps soreness that limited him in spring training has subsided somewhat, allowing him to play first or third base if required.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Andrew Cashner (0-1, 13.50) makes his sixth career start in Toronto, aiming to improve on the 1-2 record he has posted at Rogers Centre.

Blue Jays: After pitching seven scoreless innings on opening day, RHP Marcus Stroman (0-0, 0.00) makes his second start of the season, having won his only start against the Orioles last season, allowing just one run over seven innings.

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BAL3-1
410000100660
000000212561
  • W: D. Hess (1-0)L: S. Reid-Foley (0-1)S: R. Bleier (1)
  • HR: BAL - J. Villar (1), T. Mancini (2), TOR - F. Galvis (1), R. Grichuk (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Mullins CF41000022.111.273.111.3841.0
D. Smith LF51100001.375.412.438.8492.0
J. Villar 2B41221020.294.333.471.8047.0
T. Mancini RF32221000.500.471.9381.4089.0
J. Rickard RF00000000.100.250.400.6500.0
R. Ruiz 3B41100012.200.250.267.5171.5
R. Nunez DH30000111.167.286.417.7020.5
C. Davis 1B30010120.000.182.000.1821.0
J. Sucre C40000022.250.250.333.583-1.0
R. Martin SS20000122.083.267.083.3501.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. McKinney RF30000100.200.333.200.5331.0
    B. Drury 3B41100011.238.238.381.6191.5
    J. Smoak 1B31000122.167.286.333.6191.0
    R. Grichuk CF42221011.125.263.375.6389.5
    R. Tellez DH30100000.286.444.7141.1591.0
    a- K. Pillar PH-DH00010000.063.059.063.1211.0
    T. Hernandez LF40110011.158.238.263.5013.5
    L. Gurriel 2B40000031.000.063.000.063-1.5
    D. Jansen C30000000.133.133.133.2670.0
    F. Galvis SS31111020.357.357.6431.0005.0
    • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Tellez in the 9th
    BATTING
    • HR - J. Villar, T. Mancini (2)
    • SF - T. Mancini
    • RBI - J. Villar 2 (2), T. Mancini 2 (4), C. Davis
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Mullins, R. Ruiz, R. Nunez, R. Martin 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Grichuk
    • 3B - T. Hernandez
    • HR - R. Grichuk, F. Galvis
    • SF - K. Pillar
    • RBI - R. Grichuk 2 (2), K. Pillar, T. Hernandez (2), F. Galvis (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Hernandez, F. Galvis (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, L. Gurriel
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Martin-Villar-Davis)
    FIELDING
    • E - F. Galvis
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Hess (W, 1-0)6.10001800.000.4831.0
    P. Araujo0.222210127.004.50-5.0
    M. Wright1.02220116.751.50-0.5
    R. Bleier (S, 1)1.021101020.253.757.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Hess (W, 1-0)6.1
    P. Araujo0.2
    M. Wright1.0
    R. Bleier (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Reid-Foley (L, 0-1)2.045323113.503.00-6.5
    T. Pannone4.01001501.801.0012.5
    S. Gaviglio3.01110412.250.509.0
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Reid-Foley (L, 0-1)2.0
    T. Pannone4.0
    S. Gaviglio3.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Hess
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 82-50, P. Araujo 14-6, M. Wright 15-13, R. Bleier 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 2-9, P. Araujo 1-0, M. Wright 1-1, R. Bleier 1-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Hess 20, P. Araujo 4, M. Wright 5, R. Bleier 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - S. Reid-Foley 2 (2), T. Pannone
    • HBP - S. Reid-Foley, T. Pannone
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Reid-Foley 52-32, T. Pannone 69-45, S. Gaviglio 35-24
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Reid-Foley 2-2, T. Pannone 1-5, S. Gaviglio 2-3
    • Batters Faced - S. Reid-Foley 14, T. Pannone 14, S. Gaviglio 10
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    BAL3-1
    410000100660
    000000212561
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Mullins CF41000022.111.273.111.3841.0
    D. Smith LF51100001.375.412.438.8492.0
    J. Villar 2B41221020.294.333.471.8047.0
    T. Mancini RF32221000.500.471.9381.4089.0
    J. Rickard RF00000000.100.250.400.6500.0
    R. Ruiz 3B41100012.200.250.267.5171.5
    R. Nunez DH30000111.167.286.417.7020.5
    C. Davis 1B30010120.000.182.000.1821.0
    J. Sucre C40000022.250.250.333.583-1.0
    R. Martin SS20000122.083.267.083.3501.0
    Total32665231210-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. McKinney RF30000100.200.333.200.5331.0
      B. Drury 3B41100011.238.238.381.6191.5
      J. Smoak 1B31000122.167.286.333.6191.0
      R. Grichuk CF42221011.125.263.375.6389.5
      R. Tellez DH30100000.286.444.7141.1591.0
      a- K. Pillar PH-DH00010000.063.059.063.1211.0
      T. Hernandez LF40110011.158.238.263.5013.5
      L. Gurriel 2B40000031.000.063.000.063-1.5
      D. Jansen C30000000.133.133.133.2670.0
      F. Galvis SS31111020.357.357.6431.0005.0
      Total3156522106-----
      • a-hit a sacrifice fly for Tellez in the 9th
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Villar, T. Mancini (2)
      • SF - T. Mancini
      • RBI - J. Villar 2 (2), T. Mancini 2 (4), C. Davis
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Mullins, R. Ruiz, R. Nunez, R. Martin 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Grichuk
      • 3B - T. Hernandez
      • HR - R. Grichuk, F. Galvis
      • SF - K. Pillar
      • RBI - R. Grichuk 2 (2), K. Pillar, T. Hernandez (2), F. Galvis (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Hernandez, F. Galvis (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, L. Gurriel
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Martin-Villar-Davis)
      FIELDING
      • E - F. Galvis
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hess (W, 1-0)6.10001800.000.4831.0
      P. Araujo0.222210127.004.50-5.0
      M. Wright1.02220116.751.50-0.5
      R. Bleier (S, 1)1.021101020.253.757.5
      Total9.06552102---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hess (W, 1-0)6.1
      P. Araujo0.2
      M. Wright1.0
      R. Bleier (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Reid-Foley (L, 0-1)2.045323113.503.00-6.5
      T. Pannone4.01001501.801.0012.5
      S. Gaviglio3.01110412.250.509.0
      Total9.06643122---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Reid-Foley (L, 0-1)2.0
      T. Pannone4.0
      S. Gaviglio3.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Hess
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 82-50, P. Araujo 14-6, M. Wright 15-13, R. Bleier 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 2-9, P. Araujo 1-0, M. Wright 1-1, R. Bleier 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Hess 20, P. Araujo 4, M. Wright 5, R. Bleier 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - S. Reid-Foley 2 (2), T. Pannone
      • HBP - S. Reid-Foley, T. Pannone
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Reid-Foley 52-32, T. Pannone 69-45, S. Gaviglio 35-24
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Reid-Foley 2-2, T. Pannone 1-5, S. Gaviglio 2-3
      • Batters Faced - S. Reid-Foley 14, T. Pannone 14, S. Gaviglio 10
      • 9TH INNING
        Hernandez tripled to left center, Grichuk scored65
        Pillar hit sacrifice fly to right, Drury scored64
      • 8TH INNING
        Galvis homered to right63
      • 7TH INNING
        Grichuk homered to left center, Smoak scored62
        Mancini homered to center60
      • 2ND INNING
        Mancini hit sacrifice fly to center, Mullins scored50
      • 1ST INNING
        Ruiz scored, Nunez to third, Davis to second on wild pitch40
        Davis walked, Mancini scored, Ruiz to third, Nunez to second30
        Villar homered to left, Smith scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Martin struck out on foul tip
        • C. Mullins: Mullins lined out to right
        • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joey Rickard in right field
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Drury singled to center
        • Richard Bleier relieved Mike Wright
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Smoak lined out to pitcher, Drury to second
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Grichuk doubled to shallow center, Drury to third
        • Kevin Pillar hit for Rowdy Tellez
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Pillar hit sacrifice fly to right, Drury scored
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez tripled to left center, Grichuk scored
        • L. Gurriel: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • S. Gaviglio Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Nunez flied out to deep center
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sucre grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Mike Wright relieved Pedro Araujo
        • L. Gurriel: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Jansen grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Galvis homered to right
        • B. McKinney: Foul, McKinney flied out to left
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Sam Gaviglio relieved Thomas Pannone
        • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Smith grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
        • T. Mancini: Mancini homered to center
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Drury lined out to shortstop
        • Pedro Araujo relieved David Hess
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak walked
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Ball, Grichuk homered to left center, Smoak scored
        • R. Tellez: Tellez singled to center
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second, Tellez out at second
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Pannone Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Sucre flied out to left
        • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked
        • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mullins struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Jansen popped out to first
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • B. McKinney: Foul, Ball, Ball, McKinney lined out to first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Pannone Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mancini flied out to left
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ruiz singled to center
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ruiz to second on wild pitch, Nunez flied out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • R. Tellez: Tellez popped out to shortstop
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
        • L. Gurriel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Pannone Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Martin hit by pitch
        • C. Mullins: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Mullins popped out to third
        • D. Smith: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin out at second, Martin out at second, Foul, Smith flied out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, McKinney walked
        • B. Drury: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, McKinney to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Grichuk struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Thomas Pannone relieved Sean Reid-Foley
        • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
        • C. Davis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis grounded out to first
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sucre struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gurriel flied out to right
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Jansen flied out to right
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • S. Reid-Foley Pitching:
        • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mullins hit by pitch
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Smith grounded out to pitcher, Mullins to second
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Villar singled to center, Mullins to third
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Mancini hit sacrifice fly to center, Mullins scored
        • R. Ruiz: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Villar to second on wild pitch, Ruiz flied out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Grichuk flied out to deep center
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Tellez fouled out to third
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez fouled out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • S. Reid-Foley Pitching:
        • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mullins struck out swinging
        • D. Smith: Foul, Strike looking, Smith singled to center
        • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar homered to left, Smith scored
        • T. Mancini: Mancini reached on an infield single to third
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ruiz reached on fielder's choice to second, Mancini to third, Ruiz to second on shortstop Galvis fielding error
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis walked, Mancini scored, Ruiz to third, Nunez to second
        • J. Sucre: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ruiz scored, Nunez to third, Davis to second on wild pitch
        • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Martin struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • D. Hess Pitching:
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, McKinney grounded out to third
        • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Drury grounded out to third
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)