MLB: Baltimore 3, Toronto 2

Sept. 26, 2013 at 9:46 PM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Miguel Gonzalez closed out his season by giving up just two hits in seven innings Thursday, bringing Baltimore a 3-2 win over Toronto.

Gonzalez (11-8) allowed an unearned run and struck out five. Baltimore has won two straight after suffering through a six-game losing streak that ended the Orioles' hopes for a playoff berth.

Matt Wieters hit a solo homer in the second that lifted the Orioles into a 1-1 tie and Baltimore took the lead in the third on an RBI double by Nick Markakis and a sacrifice fly by Wieters.

Toronto threatened to regain the lead in the eighth when Brett Lawrie doubled home a run. The Blue Jays then put runners on second and third with one out only to have Tommy Hunter escape the jam by striking out two batters in a row.

Jim Johnson survived a two-out single in the ninth to earn his 48th save, tops in the American League.

Mark Buehrle (12-10) gave up three runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 to take the loss.

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