The Orioles fall to 4-4 in extra-inning games and are now 11-15 in one-run games and have lost six one-run decisions in a row.
Tillman time - Chris Tillman pitched 6 2/3 innings, the longest outing of his three starts to date. The only runs he allowed came on an Alex Rios two-run homer in the second.
He gave up four hits, those two runs, with three walks and four strikeouts. He threw 110 pitches, 66 for strikes. He lowered his ERA to 5.19.
Through three starts, Tillman is still without a decision and has pitched 17 1/3 innings, giving up 18 hits with 11 strikeouts.
Huffin and Puffin - Aubrey Huff had an RBI double in the fourth to extend his batting streak to seven games. He is hitting .345-0-5 during the streak. Over the last 11 games, Huff is batting .333 at 15 for 45.
Matt Wieters went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and pop ups today, he had been hitting .360 in his previous 14 games.
Brian Roberts fouled a ball off his left shin in the first inning. He was replaced by pinch-hitter Robert Andino in the third inning. X-rays were negative.
Nick Markakis had a double and two hits today. Over his last 11 games, he is 16 for 45 (.356) with one homer and 12 RBI. For Markakis, 15 of his last 23 hits have gone for extra bases with 10 doubles and five homers.
The Orioles needed to win the final two games of the Toronto series to have their first winning road trip of the year.
They are 2-4 on this road trip and 18-38 on the road on the year.
The Blue Jays ended a three-game losing streak and won for the third time in nine games. They are 30-26 at home, 13-25 vs. the AL East and 21-33 in games decided by two runs or less.
A lack of runs - The Orioles have scored three runs or less ten times since the All-Star break. They are 0-10 in those games. Today they were held to two runs, left ten men on base and went 3 for 14 with runners in scoring positon.
The O’s have not homered in the last three games. Their longest stretch without a homer on the year is four games back in mid May.
The O’s fall to 6-5 on the year vs. Toronto and are 10-23 at Rogers Centre since 2006.
The Birds fall to 15-28 vs. AL East teams and are just 3-17 on the road vs. AL East opponents.