Toronto was the latest stop on the Orioles “Magical Misery Tour” and the results crossed the border with the team as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Orioles 7-3 on Monday night at the Rogers Centre. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr single-handedly beat the Birds from Baltimore by hitting two homeruns, accounting for 4 of the Blue Jays 7 runs.
Once again, the Orioles scored in the first inning only to lose when the bullpen allowed multiple runs later in the game. Ryan Mountcastle (2 for 3, 2 Runs Scored, 2 RBI, 1 BB) hit his 25th homerun of the season in the first inning, staking the O’s to an early lead. Guerrero, Jr’s fourth inning homerun tied the game before Mountcastle’s 6th inning RBI single scored Kelvin Gutierrez (1 for 2, 1 Run Scored, 1 BB) and putting the Orioles back in the lead.
Toronto scored three times in both the 6th and 7th innings to put the game out of reach.
The rest of the Orioles offense was provided by Pedro Severino (1 for 4, 1 RBI) and Anthony Santander (1 for 4).
Chris Ellis started and gave a respectable performance, allowing 1 run (Guerrero, Jr’s first homerun) on 2 hits, walking 1, striking out 2 and hitting a batter over 4.2 innings of work.
Dillon Tate was ultimately tagged with the loss for his 3 run, 3 hit 1 walk two-thirds of an inning appearance. Marcos Diplan coughed up Guerrero, Jr’s second homerun after allowing 2 free passes. His line: 3 runs, 1 hit, 2 walks in 1.1 innings.
Connor Greene finished out the contest with a 1.1 inning effort in which he struck out 1.
The Orioles are now 50 games below .500 on the year.
2021 Record: 40-90
Next Game: Tues. Aug. 31 @ 7:07pm