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05:30  12 june  2019
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Tellez slam helps Blue Jays beat Orioles 8-6 to end skid

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Means leads Orioles past Blue Jays 4-2 in series opener© Provided by Canadian Press Enterprises Inc

BALTIMORE — Rookie John Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the Baltimore Orioles took the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Means (6-4) allowed one run on four hits with three walks over five innings and lowered his ERA to 2.60.

Baltimore reliever Shawn Armstrong threw a pair of scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Miguel Castro entered and allowed a bloop RBI double to Randal Grichuk that pulled the Blue Jays 3-2 in the eighth.

The Orioles answered in the bottom half with a double that scored Stevie Wilkerson for a key insurance run. Mychal Givens picked up his sixth save.

Marte helps lift Diamondbacks over Blue Jays for three-game sweep

Marte helps lift Diamondbacks over Blue Jays for three-game sweep TORONTO — Ketel Marte hit his 15th homer of the season and Carson Kelly hit a two-run shot to back a solid start from Robbie Ray, and the Arizona Diamondbacks downed the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the interleague series. The Blue Jays, who have dropped four straight games and 14 of 17, were swept for the seventh time in 20 series this season. The Diamondbacks (34-32) outscored Toronto 22-4 in the three-game set. Only the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles have worse MLB records than Toronto's 23-42. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., provided some offence for the Blue Jays with his fifth home run of the season in the first inning.

The Blue Jays seemingly took the lead in the seventh when reliever Darren O'Day struck out Justin Smoak with the bases loaded with two outs, but The Orioles were coming off a 1-6 road trip where their starters struggled to go deep into games. Chris Tillman had not gone past five innings in either of

TORONTO BLUE JAYS at BALTIMORE ORIOLES . STARTING PITCHERS. Means has allowed one run in four of his past six starts. He has a .220 opponents’ batting average and 1.07 RHP Marcus Stroman (3-8, 3.31 ERA) vs. TBA. The Orioles could use RHP Gabriel Ynoa (0- 2 , 4 .96) or When Baltimore lost to Houston on Sunday, it prevented the Orioles from winning a series for the first time

Anthony Santander had three hits and an RBI-double for Baltimore, which can win consecutive games for the first time since May 4-6 and a series for the first time since April 22-24.

Eric Sogard led off the game with his sixth home run for the Blue Jays, who dropped their fifth straight game and have lost 11 of 13.

Blue Jays rookie right-hander Trent Thornton (1-5) loaded the bases on three walks in the second, but the Orioles couldn't capitalize. Baltimore took a 2-1 lead the following inning on back-to-back doubles by Trey Mancini and Chance Sisco.

The Orioles extended the lead to 3-1 in the fourth when a pop up by Santander landed between the second baseman Sogard and right fielder Grichuk.

Thornton allowed three runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and three walks over five innings.

Ohtani hits three-run homer, Trout hits 20th of season as Angels topple Jays

Ohtani hits three-run homer, Trout hits 20th of season as Angels topple Jays TORONTO — Shohei Ohtani hit one of three Angels homers in a seven-run second inning, Mike Trout went deep for the 20th time this season, and Los Angeles downed the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Monday in the opener of a four-game series. Ohtani's three-run homer capped an offensive outburst from the Angels (36-37) against a struggling Edwin Jackson (1-5), who lasted just 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs with six hits and two walks. Justin Upton homered on Jackson's first pitch of the game, Cole Kalhoun added another solo shot two pitches later and Trout hit a bases-loaded double to give the Angels a 4-1 lead.

The Orioles never led until Trumbo hit a liner into the left-field corner off Danny Barnes ( 2 -6) to score Jonathan Schoop in the 12th. Castillo has five career multihomer games, including two this year — both against the Blue Jays . … Baltimore improved to 12- 2 in extra innings.

Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion applies a tag to Orioles baserunner Manny Machado on a pickoff by catcher Jeff Mathis during fourth inning at The Jays , by comparison, are 10-21 in one-run contests. Baltimore has also been perfect when leading after seven innings — improving that record

Toronto has scored two or fewer runs in five consecutive games for the first time since 2014.


The Orioles have signed 20 of the 41 players taken in this year's MLB draft, the highest being fourth-round pick Joey Ortiz, a shortstop from New Mexico State. General manager Mike Elias still expects "everything to go smoothly" with signing catcher Adley Rutschman, the No. 1 overall pick from Oregon State.


Blue Jays: RHP David Phelps, who underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2018, still needs "a few more minor-league appearances" before the team decides the next course of action, manager Charlie Montoyo said.

Orioles: RHP Alex Cobb will undergo season-ending hip surgery. He went 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA in just three starts this season. "He clearly hasn't been 100 per cent and it's more important to us that we get this issue corrected at the right time and have him 100 per cent for next spring training," Elias said.


Blue Jays: Edwin Jackson (0-4, 11.90 ERA) has struggled to get on track and allowed six runs (two earned) and six hits over 3 1/3 innings in his last start against the Yankees. Jackson is 6-1 with a 3.06 ERA in 11 career games (nine starts) against Baltimore.

Orioles: David Hess (1-8, 7.08 ERA) is looking to recapture the form of his first start April 1 against Toronto when he carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He has since gone winless with an 8.20 ERA over his next 11 appearances.


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Rockies beat Blue Jays 5-1 for 8th straight win.
DENVER — Antonio Senzatela pitched six effective innings, Chris Iannetta homered and the Colorado Rockies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Sunday for their eighth straight win. The Rockies swept their weekend set against the struggling Blue Jays to close out a 9-1 homestand, matching their best record in a 10-game run at home. They also went 9-1 from Sept. 1-10, 2009. Nolan Arenado homered and singled while extending his hitting streak to 13 games, and Raimel Tapia increased his hit streak to 12 games. David Dahl added an RBI double. Toronto completed a winless six-game trip.

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