Coming off a pair of blowout wins, the Blue Jays will try to complete a three-game sweep of the Orioles at Camden Yards.
Toronto, touted as one of baseball’s more dangerous offensive teams prior to the season, has been hampered by injuries and inconsistent hitting all year. The Blue Jays had failed to score at least nine runs in 36 straight games before routing the Orioles 14-4 on Friday.
The offensive momentum carried over into Saturday as Delgado homered and drove in three runs to key a 15-hit outburst as the Blue Jays cruised to a 10-4 win, completing their first winning streak under interim manager John Gibbons.
“Against this team, we’ve been scoring some runs lately,” Gibbons said. “You had to believe it was a matter of time.”
Reed Johnson scored three runs for Toronto, which last won two straight from Aug. 2-3. The victory also enabled the Blue Jays to clinch their first road series win since June 18-20, at San Diego.
Seven of the nine Toronto starters got two hits, and Vernon Wells was the only one to go hitless.
“You can’t see it coming together in just two days,” said Toronto second baseman Orlando Hudson. “But right now, we’re swinging the bats real well, pitching well, playing good defense behind our pitchers. Right now, it’s fun for us.”
Karim Garcia homered for the Orioles, who have been outscored 43-13 while losing the first five games of a homestand that ends Sunday.