Jays use longball to win series finale

Brian Matusz could not follow up his winning Major League debut at Detroit with another strong outing.

Matusz got rocked for three homers today as his outing lasted just 2 2/3 innings as Toronto beat the Birds, 7-3, to win the series, two games to one.

Kevin Millar hit a solo homer in the second while Vernon Wells and Marco Scutaro hit two-run shots in the third off the 22-year-old left hander.

Matusz allowed five runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings to fall to 1-1 on the year.

Brian Matusz discusses his poor outing after the O's 7-3 loss to Toronto

Winning pitcher Roy Halladay allowed nine hits and two earned runs over eight innings to improve to 12-5, 2.73. He is now 20-4, 2.89 in his career vs. the Orioles.

The O's scored on a Luke Scott single in the second, a Cesar Izturis RBI double in the third and Melvin Mora's run-scoring single in the sixth.

Toronto, now 31-26 at home, added two insurance runs off Matt Albers in the seventh. Well finished with 3 RBI while Millar had three hits and a walk and Scutaro had four hits.

The O's, who host Oakland Monday night, ended their road trip at 2-5. The Orioles are 6-6 vs. the Blue Jays and 6-17 in the second half.

Balt.....3-9-1
Tor....7-14-1

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