John Means Photo by Craig Landefeld

In what seems to be a recurring theme, the Orioles wasted a quality start from John Means, his third of the season, and lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 in Buffalo.

Means tossed 99 pitches (66 strikes) over 6.0 innings of work. He allowed 1 run, a Cavan Biggio homerun in the 6th inning, while walking 1 and striking out 9. Means pitched no-hit ball for 5.2 innings; Biggio’s homerun was the only hit he allowed.

Hunter Harvey relieved Means and promply allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, on 2 hits and hit a batter in one-third of an inning. His lone out was a strikeout of Travis Shaw and he surrendered a three-run homerun to Orioles nemesis, Randal Grichuk. Grichuk was not in the starting line-up; he was a defensive substitution for Lourdes Gurriel, Jr in the 6th inning.

Means was tagged with the loss and his record is now 2-4 on the year.

Austin Hays went 3 for 4 with 1 run scored and Jose Iglesias went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, 1 run scored and 1 RBI.

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