TORONTO- Adley Rutchman hit a two-run single in the ninth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles turned the 15th treble in team history by rallying to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
“One of our best wins of the year, especially since the last couple of days have been so disappointing,” said manager Brandon Hyde.
Jesus Aguilar hit a solo homer, his first with the Orioles, as Baltimore (76-69) scored for the second time in their last eight meetings with Toronto (83-64). Rutchman went 2 out of 3 with two walks.
The Orioles have their highest record since finishing 89–73 in 2016 and receiving a wild card. In 2017, Baltimore was 75–87.
“It’s not easy for us to win easy victories,” Hyde said. “That makes us exciting. There are a lot of fights in our club and I don’t think we’ll stop.”
Springer thought he hit the homer’s tie, but his push for center hit the wall. Cavan Biggio scored after going out for a walk with two outs.
warrior and Danny Jansen hit solo homers for the Blue Jays, who maintained their position at the top of the AL standings.
Baltimore trailed 3-2 before rallying in ninth against Jordan Romano (5-4). forwards Kyle Stowers and Ramon Urias singled out and Cedric Mullins walked before Rutchman lined up a single pass with two passes on the left.
“It was super pro at bat,” Hyde said. “He got something he could handle over the cymbal, stayed on it, and the base hit the other way.”
Rutchman has 16 doubles, 20 RBIs and 39 walks in 50 games since the All-Star break.
“It was definitely an important moment,” Rutchman said. “When you’re in a box, you just try to relax as much as you can and stick to your approach