Orioles win 4 straight on road for first time since 2016

TORONTO (AP) It's taken the 2019 Orioles just five games to match the team's longest winning streak from last season.

Andrew Cashner pitched six shutout innings and the Orioles extended a road winning streak to four for the first time since 2016 with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night before another small crowd at Rogers Centre.

Baltimore had one four-game winning streak overall last year, when the Orioles finished with a big league-worst 115 losses.

''It's been fun,'' Cashner said after Baltimore improved to 4-1. ''There's definitely a different culture in here. There's no pressure on these young guys. Nobody is counting on us to win so it's `Let's just go out there and play.'''

Jonathan Villar had two hits and scored once for the Orioles, who opened by winning two of three at the New York Yankees. With back-to-back wins in Toronto, they've strung together four road victories for the first time since July 5-16, 2016, at the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay.

''When I was looking ahead to the season, this is how I was hoping we would play,'' first-year manager Brandon Hyde said.

Baltimore's only four-game winning streak last year was from May 9-12 against Kansas City and Tampa Bay.

''We're having a really good time with each other,'' slugger Trey Mancini said. ''I think that's the best part. Our team camaraderie is a good as any team I've ever been on, I'd say, and that goes a long way.''

Baltimore had lost 10 straight at Toronto coming into the series.

Boosted by a $1 hot dog promotion, the game drew 12,110, up from 10,460 in Monday's series opener, Toronto's smallest crowd since 2010.

Cashner (1-1) allowed four hits, all singles, struck out three and walked three. He stranded the bases loaded in his final inning when Rowdy Tellez flied out on his first pitch.

''For him to compose himself and make a pitch to get out of the inning after 88 pitches at that point was huge,'' Hyde said.

Cashner didn't allow a hit until Justin Smoak's one-out single in the fourth. Danny Jansen followed by grounding into a double play.

Paul Fry worked two innings and former Blue Jay Miguel Castro got his first save despite allowing Tellez's second homer this season.

After throwing 12 consecutive scoreless innings to start his season, Marcus Stroman gave up Dwight Smith Jr.'s leadoff single in the sixth and Villar's triple. Mancini followed with an RBI single.

Stroman (0-1) allowed two runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

''He gave us a chance again,'' Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''It's not easy pitching with no room for error.''

Held hitless through three innings for the second straight night, the Blue Jays are hitting .018 (1 for 55) in the first three frames so far this season.

''We're not having good swings right now,'' Montoyo said. ''I know this team is better than that.''

SPREADING THE SAVES AROUND

The Orioles are the first team since the 1991 Padres to have four different relievers record saves in their first four victories of the season. Castro joined Richard Bleier, Paul Fry and Mike Wright.

''I wasn't guys to get their confidence up,'' Hyde said. ''I think that's happening. You might see a new one tomorrow. Who knows?''

SWAPS

Orioles: Baltimore dealt minor league C Andrew Susac to Kansas City for cash.

Blue Jays: Toronto traded OF Kevin Pillar to San Francisco for INF Alen Hanson, RHP Derek Law and minor league RHP Juan De Paula. ... The Blue Jays acquired OF Socrates Brito from San Diego for minor league OF Rodrigo Orozco.

MORE MOVES

Toronto OF Randal Grichuk signed a $52 million, five-year contract. Grichuk had been eligible for free agency after the 2020 season.

''I love the city. I like the direction the team is going,'' Grichuk said. ''I see the vision. I see a lot of young, talented players that can be very impactful. They have a vision, and I want to be a part of it.''

Toronto released RHP Bud Norris from his minor league deal.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: OF Dalton Pompey (concussion) was placed on the 60-day injured list.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Nate Karns (0-0, 0.00) will open for Baltimore in Wednesday's series finale. Karns opened with two scoreless innings against the Yankees on Saturday.

Blue Jays: RHP Matt Shoemaker (1-0, 0.00) is 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA in four starts against the Orioles.

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  • W: A. Cashner (1-1)L: M. Stroman (0-1)S: M. Castro (1)
  • HR: TOR - R. Tellez (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Mullins CF40000013.077.200.077.277-0.5
D. Smith LF41100001.350.381.400.7812.0
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T. Mancini DH40110010.450.429.8001.2291.5
R. Ruiz 3B40100011.211.250.263.5130.5
J. Rickard RF30200111.231.375.615.9904.5
C. Davis 1B30000122.000.200.000.2000.0
J. Sucre C40100022.250.250.313.5630.0
H. Alberto 2B40200002.600.600.6001.2002.0
R. Martin SS00000000.083.267.083.3500.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Drury 3B40100011.240.240.360.6000.5
    B. McKinney RF40000001.143.250.143.3930.0
    T. Hernandez LF20000201.143.280.238.5182.0
    J. Smoak 1B40200001.227.320.364.6842.0
    D. Jansen C30000112.111.158.111.2690.5
    R. Tellez DH31111103.300.462.9001.3627.0
    A. Alford CF30000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
    a- R. Grichuk PH10000000.118.250.353.6030.0
    F. Galvis SS40100000.333.333.556.8891.0
    R. Urena 2B30100011.556.556.7781.3330.5
    • a-grounded out for Alford in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Villar, J. Rickard 2 (2)
    • 3B - J. Villar
    • RBI - J. Villar (3), T. Mancini (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Mullins, D. Smith, J. Rickard, C. Davis 2 (2), H. Alberto 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - R. Tellez (2)
    • RBI - R. Tellez (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Drury, R. Tellez 3 (3), A. Alford, R. Urena
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - J. Villar
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Villar-Alberto-Davis; Alberto-Davis)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Galvis-Smoak; Smoak-Galvis)
    • E - T. Mayza
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cashner (W, 1-1)6.04003305.401.7022.5
    P. Fry (H, 1)2.01001002.701.504.0
    M. Castro (S, 1)1.01110113.001.008.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cashner (W, 1-1)6.0
    P. Fry (H, 1)2.0
    M. Castro (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Stroman (L, 0-1)5.29221501.421.260.5
    T. Mayza1.10000107.711.293.5
    D. Hudson1.00000006.001.003.0
    J. Guerra1.01001202.701.202.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Stroman (L, 0-1)5.2
    T. Mayza1.1
    D. Hudson1.0
    J. Guerra1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 89-57, P. Fry 25-15, M. Castro 13-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 7-7, P. Fry 3-2, M. Castro 1-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, P. Fry 7, M. Castro 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. Guerra
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 101-63, T. Mayza 20-13, D. Hudson 16-11, J. Guerra 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 6-3, T. Mayza 2-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 24, T. Mayza 4, D. Hudson 3, J. Guerra 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Mullins CF40000013.077.200.077.277-0.5
    D. Smith LF41100001.350.381.400.7812.0
    J. Villar SS-2B41210000.333.364.619.9837.0
    T. Mancini DH40110010.450.429.8001.2291.5
    R. Ruiz 3B40100011.211.250.263.5130.5
    J. Rickard RF30200111.231.375.615.9904.5
    C. Davis 1B30000122.000.200.000.2000.0
    J. Sucre C40100022.250.250.313.5630.0
    H. Alberto 2B40200002.600.600.6001.2002.0
    R. Martin SS00000000.083.267.083.3500.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Drury 3B40100011.240.240.360.6000.5
      B. McKinney RF40000001.143.250.143.3930.0
      T. Hernandez LF20000201.143.280.238.5182.0
      J. Smoak 1B40200001.227.320.364.6842.0
      D. Jansen C30000112.111.158.111.2690.5
      R. Tellez DH31111103.300.462.9001.3627.0
      A. Alford CF30000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
      a- R. Grichuk PH10000000.118.250.353.6030.0
      F. Galvis SS40100000.333.333.556.8891.0
      R. Urena 2B30100011.556.556.7781.3330.5
      Total3116114411-----
      • a-grounded out for Alford in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Villar, J. Rickard 2 (2)
      • 3B - J. Villar
      • RBI - J. Villar (3), T. Mancini (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Mullins, D. Smith, J. Rickard, C. Davis 2 (2), H. Alberto 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - R. Tellez (2)
      • RBI - R. Tellez (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Drury, R. Tellez 3 (3), A. Alford, R. Urena
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - J. Villar
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Villar-Alberto-Davis; Alberto-Davis)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Galvis-Smoak; Smoak-Galvis)
      • E - T. Mayza
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (W, 1-1)6.04003305.401.7022.5
      P. Fry (H, 1)2.01001002.701.504.0
      M. Castro (S, 1)1.01110113.001.008.5
      Total9.0611441---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner (W, 1-1)6.0
      P. Fry (H, 1)2.0
      M. Castro (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman (L, 0-1)5.29221501.421.260.5
      T. Mayza1.10000107.711.293.5
      D. Hudson1.00000006.001.003.0
      J. Guerra1.01001202.701.202.0
      Total9.01022280---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman (L, 0-1)5.2
      T. Mayza1.1
      D. Hudson1.0
      J. Guerra1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 89-57, P. Fry 25-15, M. Castro 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 7-7, P. Fry 3-2, M. Castro 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, P. Fry 7, M. Castro 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. Guerra
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 101-63, T. Mayza 20-13, D. Hudson 16-11, J. Guerra 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 6-3, T. Mayza 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 24, T. Mayza 4, D. Hudson 3, J. Guerra 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Tellez homered to center21
      • 6TH INNING
        Mancini singled to shallow left, Villar scored20
        Villar tripled to shallow right, Smith scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Javy Guerra relieved Daniel Hudson
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
        • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Rickard doubled to left
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Davis intentionally walked
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Sucre struck out looking
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto lined out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Miguel Castro relieved Paul Fry
        • Richie Martin at shortstop
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Tellez homered to center
        • Randal Grichuk hit for Anthony Alford
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Grichuk grounded out to third
        • F. Galvis: Galvis flied out to deep left
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Daniel Hudson relieved Tim Mayza
        • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith flied out to deep right
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Villar flied out to deep center
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mancini flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Fry Pitching:
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, McKinney flied out to center
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Smoak grounded out to second, Hernandez out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • T. Mayza Pitching:
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Sucre grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Alberto: Strike swinging, Alberto grounded out to second
        • C. Mullins: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mullins struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Paul Fry relieved Andrew Cashner
        • A. Alford: Ball, Strike looking, Alford flied out to deep center
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis grounded out to second
        • R. Urena: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Urena singled to left
        • B. Drury: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Drury grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • D. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smith singled to shallow left
        • J. Villar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Villar tripled to shallow right, Smith scored
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Mancini singled to shallow left, Villar scored
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ruiz grounded out to shortstop, Mancini out at second
        • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rickard walked
        • Tim Mayza relieved Marcus Stroman
        • C. Davis: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rickard to second on Mayza throwing error, Davis flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Drury reached on an infield single to third
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, McKinney flied out to deep center
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hernandez flied out to right
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak singled to shallow right, Drury to second
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jansen walked, Drury to third, Smoak to second
        • R. Tellez: Tellez flied out to deep left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • J. Sucre: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Sucre struck out looking
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Alberto singled to shallow center
        • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Mullins grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Ball, Tellez grounded out to first
        • A. Alford: Strike swinging, Alford grounded out to first
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Galvis singled to right center
        • R. Urena: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Urena popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Ball, Villar doubled to deep left
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Villar picked off at second, pitcher to second, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • R. Ruiz: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ruiz singled to shallow right
        • J. Rickard: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Rickard struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, McKinney flied out to left
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Smoak singled to shallow right, Hernandez to third
        • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Jansen grounded out to second, Smoak out at second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Sucre singled to shallow right
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto reached on bunt single to shortstop, Sucre to second
        • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mullins grounded out to shortstop, Sucre to third, Alberto out at second
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Foul, Galvis grounded out to first
        • R. Urena: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
        • B. Drury: Foul, Foul, Drury grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini lined out to center
        • R. Ruiz: Ball, Foul, Ruiz lined out to right
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rickard doubled to shallow left
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Smoak lined out to center
        • D. Jansen: Ball, Jansen grounded out to second
        • R. Tellez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tellez walked
        • A. Alford: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alford struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Stroman Pitching:
        • C. Mullins: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Mullins fouled out to third
        • D. Smith: Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McKinney flied out to left
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)