MLB: Baltimore 3, Toronto 1

BALTIMORE, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Brad Bergesen overcame a record-tying homer by Jose Bautista Wednesday to throw his third career complete game, leading Baltimore to a 3-1 win over Toronto.

Bergesen (7-10) made his 44th start over two major league seasons. He allowed seven hits, struck out three and did not walk a batter while throwing just 95 pitches.


Bautista ended Bergesen's bid for what would have been his first career shutout with a first-inning homer. It was Bautista's 47th of the year, which leads the majors and also ties the franchise record for most home runs in one season established in 1987 by George Bell.

An RBI groundout by Luke Scott tied it in the bottom of the first and the Orioles took the lead with two runs in the fourth.

Corey Patterson drove in the go-ahead run with a single and Matt Wieters scored later in the inning on a double-play grounder from Brian Roberts.

This was the 13th meeting between the teams this season and Toronto had won the first 12.

Kyle Drabek (0-1) took the loss in his major league debut. He allowed three runs on nine hits in six innings, striking out five. Drabek, considered one of the top prospects in the big leagues, was obtained by Toronto last December in a trade that sent Roy Halladay to Philadelphia.


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