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Orioles recover after rain postponement, beat Blue Jays 6-5

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

He led 5-3 in his sixth inning of the game as rain delayed him 78 minutes. Baltimore then cut the lead in half with Ryan Mountcastle's RBI double in his seventh inning. The odor led to Imi Garcia (1-4) to give the Orioles the lead after one inning.

Nick Vespi (4-0) struck out his two batters in the eighth inning to prevent the Blue Jays from leading by his 1-point lead. Felix Bautista pitched the ninth inning with the sixth save.

Santiago his Espinal hit an infield hit by Bautista that he had one out, and second baseman O'Dor's throwing error put him in second. After Lourdes Gurriel Jr. struck out, Bautista retired Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to second on the lineout.

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Bo his bichet hit his two-run homer in Toronto and hit his three-runner in the sixth. Guerrero extended his hitting streak to 20 games with six singles.

The Orioles came into the night one game behind Seattle in the final wild card for the Americans in his league. The Mariners hosted the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

Toronto appeared to make a successful triple on his play in the first innings, but the replay was overturned by his review. The Blue Jays trailed 3-1 before scoring four runs in the sixth.

Alejandro Kirk hit an RBI single to lead Baltimore starter Kyle to chase his Bradish, allowing Bryan Baker to walk and a homer off Bichette.

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Bichette also shot his second solo. All-Star Alec Manoa gave the Blue Jays his fifth inning in which he allowed three runs and eight hits.

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The game saw him fall between the top and bottom of the sixth.

The Orioles had some adventures on base from the start. After the first two batters reached base, Anthony Santander hit a sinking liner and center fielder Witt Merrifield attempted a sliding catch. It was initially ruled a catch, although the Baltimore runner apparently didn't think so. They did not return to their original base, giving Toronto an easy triple play. Mountcastle quickly grounded in a double play to bring one run home and Terrin Bavra hit an RBI single to make it 2–0.

In the third round, the Orioles beat him to second and he was third with one out. This time the review didn't go as planned. Manoa's pitch went past the catcher, but Bavra was ruled to have swung at the catcher.Santander scored easily from his third.

However, replays showed that the pitch did indeed hit Bavra, who hit a sacrifice fly to make it 3-1, but the Orioles managed the inning at 3-1. That was it.

In the fourth, Odor led with a single, but when Ramon his Urias followed with a single, Odor ended up on a rundown between his second and his third, tagging him. was out.

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Bradish allowed 3 runs in 5 1/3 innings and he allowed 5 hits.


Blue Jays: Merrifield was the last man to hit before rain postponement, then replaced. It wasn't immediately clear why.


Jose Berrios (8-4) will take the mound for the Blue Jays in his series finale against Baltimore's Dean Kremer (4-3) Wednesday night. The Orioles attempt a three-game sweep.



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