BALTIMORE, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Jon Rauch escaped a ninth-inning jam Friday, leaving the tying run on second and preserving the Toronto Blue Jays' 5-4 victory over Baltimore.
The Blue Jays bounced back from an early two-run deficit and took a 5-3 lead into the ninth.
The Toronto closer next faced Adam Jones, who hit a two-run homer in the first, but Jones popped out to second to end the game and give Rauch his 11th save.
The Blue Jays rallied with two runs each in the second and third, Edwin Encarnacion scoring in both innings.
Rauch's clutch performance in the ninth gave the win to Brad Mills (1-1), who allowed three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. The only other major league victory for Mills came with the Blue Jays last year.
Tommy Hunter (1-2) surrendered four runs in four innings to take the loss.