Baltimore Orioles 6, Toronto Blue Jays 5
Trey Mancini recorded two runs as the Baltimore Orioles took advantage of a wild MLB debut for Toronto reliever Yennsy Diaz to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Mancini now has 15 RBIs in 13 matches against the Blue Jays this season.
Baltimore won a mistake-filled game with wild pitches, costly walks and misplayed balls.
Also, rookies Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette had back-to-back homers off Tom Eshelman, which pulled the Jays to within 6-4 during the seventh inning. Biggio is now 13 for 32 over the course of his first seven games. Meanwhile, Baltimore has allowed two or more home runs in nine straight games. This ties an MLB record.
Dylan Tate entered for the Orioles and threw two wild pitches. Before he allowed a run-scoring double for Randal Grichuk. He tied a career-high with four hits.
However, Eshelman managed to pick up his first MLB win after allowing four runs and eight hits during five innings. Richard Bleier and Branden Kline also combined for a scoreless eighth inning. While Shawn Armstrong picked up his fourth save.
The Blue Jays were 2 for 15 with runners in scoring positions. While Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had his 11th three-hit game and is batting 19 for 39 over ten games against Baltimore.
The Orioles led 4-2 when Diaz took over at the beginning of the fifth. The 22-year-old walked four batters, including two with the bases loaded, and was pulled with two outs.
Toronto loaded the bases against Orioles opener Jimmy Yacabonis during the first. He got out of the jam on a forceout at the plate and a double play, with left fielder Antony Santander catching a flyball and throwing out Lourdes Gurriel Jr. trying to advance to third.
Baltimore took a 1-0 lead in the bottom half off Sean Reid-Foley.
However, the Blue Jays tied it in the second on an RBI single by Teoscar Hernandez off Eshelman.
Orioles took a 4-1 lead at the bottom half when Bichette couldn’t handle a sharp grounder to shortstop by Jonathan Villar that allowed Chance Sisco to score and Mancini followed with a two-RBI double.