facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

MLB: Baltimore 8, Toronto 2

Aug. 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- J.J Hardy went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer Saturday, leading a 13-hit attack that carried the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-2 triumph over Toronto.

After spotting the Blue Jays an early 2-0 lead, the Orioles came back with two in the third inning to tie it up, then went ahead in the fifth when Nick Markasis singled, Hardy doubled and Adam Jones chased home both with a single.

The O's broke it open in the next frame when Manny Machado collected a leadoff hit and one out later Hardy's fly ball just eluded leaping Toronto left fielder Rajai Davis for a two-run homer.

Matt Wieters also drove in a pair of runs for the wild card-contending Orioles, who clinched their three-game series.

Rookie Steve Johnson (2-0) earned the victory in his second major-league start, holding the Blue Jays to two runs on four hits over six frames.

Toronto's Brandon Morrow (7-5) took the loss, allowing four runs on six hits over 4 2/3 frames.

Edwin Encarnacion belted his 34th homer for the Blue Jays.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
UPI Sports Schedule for Saturday, October 25
2
UPI Sports Results for October 24, 2014 UPI Sports Results for October 24, 2014
3
NCAA Game Summary - Central Michigan at Buffalo
4
NCAA Game Summary - Michigan at Michigan State
5
NCAA Game Summary - Oregon vs. California
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback