There’s another walk-off win for the Orioles.
Nick Markakis looped an 0-2 pitch from Aaron Loup safely into left field with the bases loaded and two outs in the last of the ninth as the Orioles beat Toronto 2-1 in front of 11,168 chilled fans at Camden Yards.
The lefty Loup came on in the ninth and hit Chris Davis with the inning’s first pitch. An intentional walk issued to Nolan Reimold and a two-out error by shortstop Munenori Kawasaki kept the inning alive, and the O’s made the Jays pay for the miscue.
The Orioles finally broke the scoreless tie in the last of the sixth. Manny Machado led off with a single and Adam Jones singled off the glove of third baseman Brett Lawrie. A wild pitch advanced the runners, and one out later, the O’s moved ahead 1-0 on a Davis sac fly, which gave him his 22nd RBI.
Chris Tillman pitched his best game of the year for a no-decision. He took a one-hit shutout to the seventh before the Blue Jays tied the game on a Colby Rasmus two-out RBI single.
With his first quality start in four outings and deepest outing of the year, Tillman went 6 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and one run with three walks and three strikeouts. He threw 103 pitches and lowered his ERA from 7.07 to 5.23.
With the win, the Orioles improved to 11-8 overall and 5-2 on this homestand. They went 7-2 at home last season against Toronto. The Orioles are 8-5 in AL East games.