Bullpen implodes in 8th, O’s swept in Toronto

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After taking a 4-1 lead into the 8th, Brad Brach and Tanner Scott combined to allow four runs as the Orioles dropped a 5-4 decision to the Blue Jays.

Fresh off the disabled list, up 2-1, Andrew Cashner was sharp until the 6th inning when he allowed two runners on base with two outs. Despite being at just 79-pitches, Buck Showalter brought in LHP Paul Fry for a matchup who got the better out, but not before a visibly upset Cashner stormed off the mound.

The Orioles added two more in the 8th to extended their lead to 4-1 when Brach was brought into the game. After allowing a single and getting an out, Brach threw meatball slider in the middle of the plate that Randal Grichuk smashed into the left field stands to make it 4-3.

After Justin Smoak collected a two-out infield single against the shift, Buck brought in Scott to turn around switch hitting Yangervis Solarte. Solarte, who hits for a high average and gets on base at a better clip as right-handed hittter, but who shows more power from the left side, took a 3-1 fastball from Scott and hammered a two-run homer giving the Blue Jays a 5-4 lead.

The Orioles went down meekly in the 9th to finish off being swept by the Blue Jays and complete their 10th straight loss in the road.

Offensively Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-5 with a home run (12), and 3B Renato Nunez collected his first Orioles RBI with a double in the 8th.

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