Tyler Nevin (Pic by: Craig Landefeld)
Tyler Nevin (Pic by: Craig Landefeld)

The Toronto Blue Jays showed the Baltimore Orioles what a team fighting for a spot in the playoffs can or will do again on Sunday. The Blue Jays hit four homeruns on their way to a 12-4 win over the Orioles. During the three game series the Orioles were outscored 28-9 with the Blue Jays hitting eleven homeruns.

Bruce Zimmermann started and didn’t make it out of the first inning. He allowed 3 runs on 5 hits, struck out 1 and allowed a George Springer leadoff homerun in two-thirds of an inning. With the loss Zimmermann finished the year with a 4-5 record with a 5.04 ERA.

A parade of relievers followed with Marcos Diplan (1.1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K), Eric Hanhold (1.0 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 WP, 1 HBP) and Joey Krehbiel (2.0 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K) each surrendering a homerun to Toronto hitters.

Dillon Tate pitched 2.0 clean innings of relief and Conner Greene wrapped it up with a 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K effort.

Tyler Nevin (1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI) hit his first MLB homerun in the third inning.

Trey Mancini went 2 for 4 with a walk.

Austin Hays was hit by a pitch twice and finished 1 for 3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.

Pat Valaika went 2 for 5.

The loss, coupled with Arizona’s win assures the Orioles the #1 pick in the 2022 MLB Draft.

Box Score

2021 Record: 52-110

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