Trey Mancini leads homer barrage as Baltimore Orioles top Toronto Blue Jays

By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange  |  April 16, 2017 at 5:22 PM
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TORONTO --Trey Mancini hit two home runs, Craig Gentry and Manny Machado added one homer each, Dylan Bundy pitched six scoreless innings and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Sunday afternoon.

Bundy (2-1) allowed five hits and one walk while striking out six as the Orioles (8-3) took three of four from the Blue Jays (2-10).

Kevin Pillar hit a two-run homer in the ninth for Toronto against Vidal Nuno.

Toronto starter J.A. Happ (0-3) left the game with what the club said was a sore left elbow in the fifth inning after throwing ball one to Orioles center fielder Adam Jones.

The left-hander was visited by trainer George Poulis and manager John Gibbons after the pitch and he walked off accompanied by the trainer.

Joe Biagini replaced Happ with one out and J.J. Hardy at second base after a leadoff double.

Biagini allowed a single to right by Jones, who was caught in a run down between first and second. Hardy scored after second baseman Ryan Goins applied the tag on Jones.

Mancini hit a three-run homer with one out in the five-run sixth against Ryan Tepera. The first baseman's first homer of the game scored Mark Trumbo, who had singled, and Chris Davis, who had walked.

After Jonathan Schoop singled, Dominic Leone replaced Tepera and was greeted by Hardy's RBI double.

A wild pitch and Craig Gentry's sacrifice fly gave Baltimore a 6-0 lead.

Stefan Crichton replaced Bundy to make his major-league debut in the seventh inning.

The right-hander gave up singles to Troy Tulowitzki and Russell Martin, a drive off the bullpen fence in right field. Chris Coghlan scored Tulowitzki with a sacrifice fly to center.

Mancini led off the eighth with his fourth homer of the season to greet Matt Dermody, who also gave up two-run homers to Gentry and Machado.

Pinch hitter Justin Smoak tripled to center with two out in the eighth. Jones crashed into the fence and was shaken but stayed in the game to complete the inning and was replaced in the ninth. Tulowitzki hit an RBI single and Tyler Wilson took over on the mound for Baltimore.

NOTES: The Blue Jays put RHP Aaron Sanchez (right middle finger blister) on the 10-days disabled list Sunday retroactive to Saturday and recalled LHP Matt Dermody from Triple-A Buffalo. ... Orioles LHP Zach Britton (left forearm strain) was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and RHP Stefan Crichton was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. ... The Orioles and Blue Jays have days off on Monday. Baltimore will visit the Cincinnati Reds for a three-game series starting Tuesday when RHP Kevin Gausman (1-0, 3.94 earned-run average) will face the Reds RHP Bronson Arroyo (0-2, 9.90 ERA). ... The Blue Jays open a three-game series at home against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday and will start RHP Marcus Stroman (1-1, 1.76 ERA) against Boston LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (0-1, 5.23 ERA).

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