Blue Jays 6 Orioles 5 (11ings)
TORONTO — Adam Lind led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a home run to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
Lind took a Koji Uehara offering deep to right field for his 12th homer of the season.
Shawn Camp (1-1) picked up the win as the fourth-place Blue Jays (33-34) ended a four game losing streak and moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Orioles (30-34) in the American League East. Uehara dropped to (1-1) after entering the game in the 10th, when he retired the side in order.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer against reliever Marc Rzepczynski in the eighth to tie the game 5-5. Wieters’ sixth homer of the season followed a walk to Vladimir Guerrero.
Aaron Hill hit his second homer of the season in the seventh against former Blue Jay Jeremy Accardo in the seventh to increase Toronto’s lead to 5-3.
Carlos Villanueva allowed three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. It was the fifth start for Villanueva since moving to the rotation from the bullpen on May 23.
After Villanueva gave up a bunt single and a walk to start the seventh, Jason Frasor took over to try protect a 4-1 lead.
It was Frasor’s 440th appearance as Blue Jay to move past Dave Stieb into third place on the Blue Jays’ all-time list by appearances by a pitcher.
Frasor’s wild pitch put the runners at second and third and Robert Andino hit a sacrifice fly. J.J. Hardy hit his second double of the game to cut the lead to 4-3. Frasor ended the inning on two groundouts.
Orioles starter Chris Jakubauskas allowed seven hits and four runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Each team scored a run in the first inning.
J.J. Hardy led off for the Orioles with a single and went to third on a single by Nick Markakis who was caught in a rundown between first and second before being tagged out.
The Blue Jays tied the game on a double by Lind that scored Jose Bautista who walked with two out.
The Blue Jays took a 2-1 lead in the third when Yunel Escobar who led off with a single scored on Bautista’s fielder’s choice grounder to third. It forced Corey Patterson, who had bunted for a single, at second and Bautista reached first when the throw to first was off target.
The Blue Jays scored a pair in the fourth after Hill led off with an infield hit. Jayson Nix was hit by a pitch with one out. Escobar scored a run with a single and Patterson scored the other with a groundout to first.
After Wieters tied the game in the eighth, Casey Janssen took over from Rzepczynski and gave up a one-out single to Luke Scott. Pinch-runner Felix Pie scampered to third on Janssen’s errant pickoff attempt. But Janssen struck out Mark Reynolds and Andino to end the inning.
The Blue Jays loaded the bases with one out against Jim Johnson in the home eighth but J.P. Arencibia’s grounder to third resulted in a force at home and Edwin Encarnacion hit a fly out to right.