Miguel Gonzalez looks to continue solid September pitching and other notes

Miguel Gonzalez is finishing this season well and, as he makes his last start of 2013 tonight, he’d like to add one more good outing to that.

Gonzalez is 10-8 with an ERA of 3.94 for the season over 29 games, 27 starts. In four September starts, he is 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA and a .198 batting average against.

He has been solid against the Blue Jays in 2013, going 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA over four starts. In seven career games, he is 3-2 with a 3.51 ERA against Toronto.

Lefty Mark Buehrle, who is 12-9 with a 4.09 ERA over 32 starts, makes the start for Toronto. He is 7-7 with a 3.29 ERA over 20 career games against Baltimore.

More notes on the Orioles:

* After scoring just 13 runs total during a six-game losing streak, the O’s offense broke out last night in the 9-5 win. They ended their 21-game streak of scoring five or fewer runs. The club record is 26 games and the current streak was the longest since 1992.

* Ryan Flaherty hit his first Eutaw Street homer last night in the third inning. It was the 11th hit there this season, extending the record for most in one year.

* The O’s and Blue Jays have split 18 games and tonight’s winner takes the season series. The Orioles are 5-3 at home against Toronto and 12-5 at home versus the Jays since the start of last year.

* Adam Jones can start a new games played streak tonight. He sat out Wednesday night, snapping his streak of 322 consecutive games played.

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