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Blue Jays 6, Orioles 5 (11 innings)

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BALTIMORE -- Maicer Izturis drew a bases-loaded walk off Jim Johnson with two outs in the top of the 11th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles before 14,981 on Wednesday at Camden Yards.

The victory ended a streak of 17 consecutive extra-inning wins for the Orioles, dating to last season.

Toronto (9-13) got the winning run after a two-out rally. J.P. Arencibia started it with a single and Munenori Kawasaki followed with another single before Johnson (1-2) hit Brett Lawrie.

That loaded the bases, and Izturis drew a four-pitch walk to score Arencibia with the winning run. Casey Janssen came on in the 11th to retire the side in order and post his sixth save.

Arencibia finished the day 3 for 5 and hit one of the team's four homers.

Baltimore (12-9) nearly won the game in the bottom of the 10th, but left fielder Rajai Davis threw out Manny Machado at the plate after a J.J. Hardy two-out single off Esmil Rogers (1-1).

Arencibia, Davis, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista all homered off Josh Stinson to ruin the Baltimore right-hander's debut. The blasts helped the Jays take a 5-2 lead at one point, but the Orioles rallied to tie and force extra innings.

Arencibia's two-run homer gave the Jays a 2-1 lead in the second. Davis hit a bases-empty shot in the third, and Encarnacion and Bautista homered on the first pitch of the fourth and sixth, respectively.

Stinson gave up five hits in 5 2/3 innings, but four of them were the homers and accounted for all five of the Toronto runs. This was Stinson's first appearance in an Orioles uniform after the club claimed him on waivers from Oakland earlier this month and called him up for this game.

The Orioles took a 1-0 lead in the first thanks to doubles from Nate McLouth and Jones. McLouth led off the inning with his double and scored when Jones hit a two-bagger to right with two outs.

Toronto then started showing its power. Arencibia belted his two-run homer in the second and Davis added a blast in the third to give the Jays a 3-1 lead.

Nick Markakis cut it to 3-2 with his RBI groundout in the third, Encarnacion then homered on the first pitch in the fourth and Bautista did the same thing two innings later.

The Orioles hadn't gotten a hit since the first but rallied in the seventh. Ryan Flaherty ended starter Brandon Morrow's day with a one-out RBI double to make it 5-3.

Aaron Loup came on and ran into trouble quickly. He got the second out but then gave up an RBI single to McLouth followed by a tying triple from Machado to right center.

NOTES: The Orioles optioned pitcher Alex Burnett to triple-A Norfolk to make room for Stinson before the start of the series finale. Burnett was called up earlier this week but didn't appear in a game. ... After his RBI double in the first, Jones now has reached base in 20 of the team's 21 game this season, including each of the 12 home games. ... Arencibia came into the game tied for first in the American League in homers, and wednesday's home run gave him the lead at that poin t. ... Toronto manager John Gibbons was thrown out in the top of the ninth after arguing with home-plate umpire Mike DiMuro about his third-strike call on Lawrie.

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