The Orioles blew a lead and the game. Their bullpen is still struggling.
Aaron Hill’s RBI double to right center scored Jose Bautista in the last of the 11th as Toronto beat the Orioles 6-5 Tuesday to hand the O’s a 6th straight loss.
Dennis Sarfate came on in the 11th and walked Bautista on a 3-2 pitch before Hill delivered his second RBI of the night and 100th on the year.
The O’s led 5-2 after seven innings.
O’s right hander Jim Johnson suffered another blown save as Toronto scored once in the last of the 9th to tie the Orioles 5-5.
Johnson came on to try and protect a 5-4 lead. After he got the first out of the inning, he allowed three straight singles to load the bases. Johnson then hit Bautista to tie the game.
Brian Roberts went 3 for 5 with two RBI and a record-tying double for the Orioles.
After Matt Wieters and Ty Wigginton knocked in runs in the 6th to break a 2-2 tie, Roberts’ RBI double in the 7th make it 5-2.
It was his 55th double, tying Lance Berkman’s Major League record for most doubles in a season by a switch-hitter.
Edwin Encarnacion hit two homers with 3 RBI for the Jays. His two-run shot in the 8th off Danys Baez pulled Toronto within 5-4.
O’s starter Mark Hendrickson pitched a season-high six innings, allowing four hits and two runs. He did not get a decision.
Nick Markakis, in a 4 for 38 slump, did not play for the first time all year.
The O’s tied a season-high with their 6th loss in a row and are now 6-8 on the year vs. the Jays.