Baltimore Comes Back To Claim Series Over Toronto

June 27: Toronto 6, Baltimore 2

Doc Halladay was on, going the distance and holding the powerful Orioles lineup to two runs. Halladay is on a nice streak in his last seven starts, during which he has a 2.62 ERA.

Edwin Encarnacion blasted two dingers against Erik Bedard to help Toronto hand Baltimore just their second loss against an Expansion team.

                  R  H BB
TOR 300 001 002 - 6 11  2
BAL 100 100 000 - 2  5  3

HR: E. Encarnacion-2 (7), F. Robinson (18)

starters      IP  R ER HR BB SO
R. Halladay  9.0  2  2  1  3  8  
E. Bedard    7.0  4  4  2  2  6 

TOR 38-38, BAL 45-31

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Sisler

June 28: Baltimore 9, Toronto 3

Baltimore’s first three hitters in the lineup, Ken Singleton, George Sisler, and Frank Robinson, all reached three times as Baltimore’s bats overwhelmed a scuffling Dave Stieb.

                  R  H BB
TOR 000 020 001 - 3 11  2
BAL 311 000 13x - 9 13  6

HR: G. Sisler (5)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
D. Stieb    6.0  6  6  1  3  1  
H. Howell   9.0  3  3  0  2  5 

TOR 38-39, BAL 46-31

June 29: Baltimore 4, Toronto 3

The rubber match was tight. Toronto jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first two innings, in part thanks to a Fred McGriff double and a Tony Fernandez triple. Fernandez is third in the league and first in the Expansion with 10 triples.

The Orioles grabbed the lead in the bottom of the fifth in one fell swoop when Bobby Grich slammed a three-run homer against Jimmy Key.

The Jays managed to tie it up in the eighth on a Rance Mulliniks double and a Shannon Stewart single. The tie didn’t last long though. Ken Williams drew a walk in the bottom of the frame, and Brooks Robinson drove him in with a single. Zach Britton closed out the victory for Baltimore in the ninth.

The teams wrapped up their inter-divisional play for the first half. Both finished with the best inter-division record in their respective divisions, Baltimore at 16-2 and Toronto at 12-12.

                  R  H BB
TOR 110 000 010 - 3 11  2
BAL 000 030 01x - 4  7  5

HR: B. Grich (12)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
J. Key      6.2  3  3  1  3  5  
J. Powell   8.0  3  3  0  2  2 

TOR 38-40, BAL 47-31
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