Chris Gomez hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Schilling in the eighth inning and drove in five runs.
“It’s just nice to win a game. I don’t care where it is, if it’s China or any place,” Toronto manager Carlos Tosca said. To earn their fifth win of the season, though, the Blue Jays need to fare much better against starter Eric Dubose, who shut down Toronto in Baltimore’s 7-0 win on Sunday. The 27-year-old gave up three hits—all singles—while striking out five and walking one in seven innings.
Baltimore, which swept the Blue Jays last weekend at SkyDome, has won six of seven, including a 7-6 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Thursday.
Palmeiro led off the sixth with his second home run of the season, his 102nd homer at Camden Yards, the most by any player, but his first since May 23, 1999, when he played for the Texas Rangers.
“I think teams are going to start to notice that if we can get into our bullpen with a lead, we’re going to have a lot of wins,” Palmeiro said.
The bullpen pitched four hitless innings in relief of struggling starter Kurt Ainsworth. Baltimore relievers are 5-1 with a 1.69 ERA through 18 games and have held opponents to a .180 average