Blue Jays 7, Orioles 3

Dan Levin, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

BALTIMORE -- J.P. Arencibia's two-run single in the sixth inning put Toronto ahead to stay and the Blue Jays went on to a 7-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles before a sellout crowd of 46,150 on Saturday at Camden Yards.
Arencibia's two-out single with the bases loaded put Toronto ahead 4-3 after the teams traded home runs and leads earlier in the game.
Toronto then salted the game away with a three-run seventh. The Blue Jays had just one hit in the inning, but a hit by pitch and two walks helped Toronto (45-48) add to its lead.
Orioles starter Jason Hammel (7-6) threw six innings plus two batters but has now gone ei ght starts without a win. Hammel has not won a game since May 27 against Washington.
Blue Jays starter Todd Redmond went just four innings, giving up three earned runs before manager John Gibbons put the game into the hands of his bullpen. Five Toronto relievers combined for five shutout innings, keeping the potent Orioles (52-43) quiet.
Aaron Loup (4-3) got the win with to 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Casey Janssen picked up his 18th save by getting the final two outs.
The Jays started quickly against Hammel. Jose Reyes led off the game with a double off the wall in right field. Two batters later, Edwin Encarnacion gave Toronto a 2-0 lead with a 449-foot home run.
Chris Davis answered for Baltimore in the second inning with his major league-leading 36th home run, cutting the Toronto lead to 2-1. He has now homered in three consecutive games.
The Orioles then took the lead in the fourth. Adam Jones hit the first pitch deep into the left field bleachers, tying the score 2-2 on a day when his No. 10 jersey was given to the fans.
Redmond then hit Davis after the Jones homer. The first baseman later scored when Brian Roberts lined a two-out double to right, giving the Orioles a 3-2 lead.
The Blue Jays answered in the sixth and seventh. After Hammel got the first two outs in the sixth, Toronto loaded the bases with three straight singles before Arencibia lined his two-run single for a 4-3 lead.
In the seventh, Hammel allowed the first two hitters to reach before being removed from the game. Jose Bautista then drilled a double into left field off Baltimore reliever Jairo Asencio for a 5-3 lead. The final two runs scored on forceouts.
NOTES: Arencibia threw out Davis when the first baseman tried to steal in the sixth -- and did so from his knees with a perfect throw. ... Toronto's Colby Rasmus extended his hitting streak to six games and is now 11-for-24 (.458) during that stretch after two more hits on Saturday. ... Jones had just two official at-bats in the game, breaking his streak of having at least three official at-bats in 182 consecutive games, the longest in active streak in the majors and the longest in Orioles history. ... In addition, Jones walked twice for the first time since September 13, 2012.

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