One strike away from carrying his lead into the ninth inning, Kevin Millwood served up a two-run homer to Toronto’s Jose Bautista, moving the Blue Jays ahead, 3-2, and quieting the debate over the closer issue.
After hanging a curveball to Bautista, Millwood made another mistake pitch to Alex Gonzalez, who followed with his second home run today.
Blue Jays 4, Orioles 2.
The two-out rally began with Miguel Tejada’s error at third base.
Matt Albers has replaced Millwood, who never got that last out. He received a standing ovation as he walked off the mound, but it didn’t make him feel any better.
Millwood flung his glove into the dugout as he reached the bottom step.
I’m ready to do the same with my laptop, but I don’t think it’ll go that far.
Today’s attendance: 22,499. You could have rounded out the number if you bought a ticket.