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Walk-off walk: Blue Jays beat Orioles 4-3 in 10 innings

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By IAN HARRISON
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) - Luke Maile drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Saturday.

Maile walked on four pitches from Baltimore's Mychal Givens (0-2) to score Justin Smoak as the Blue Jays improved to 7-1 in extra innings.

Randal Grichuk homered and Yangervis Solarte had two hits and an RBI for Toronto, which is 5-1 against Baltimore this season.

John Axford (1-0) pitched two innings for the win.

The Orioles have lost three straight and 10 of 12. Baltimore is 9-26 on the road and 19-44 overall, both worst in the majors.

Smoak drew a one-out walk in the 10th and went to second on Kendrys Morales' single. One out later, Givens hit Grichuk to load the bases.

Grichuk broke a 2-2 tie when he homered on Kevin Gausman's first pitch of the seventh inning. It was Grichuk's fifth homer of the season and his second in two games.

Toronto's lead was short-lived. Baltimore tied it 3-3 without a base hit in the eighth, using a hit batter, an error, and a walk to load the bases before Jonathan Schoop scored from third on Tyler Clippard's wild pitch.

The Orioles put runners at second and third with one out in the ninth but couldn't score. Adam Jones was thrown out at home plate on Craig Genty's grounder to shortstop and Schoop grounded out to end the threat.

Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar made a diving catch to retire Mark Trumbo for the first out of the seventh, but the next four Orioles batters reached safely. Trey Mancini singled and scored on Chance Sisco's double and Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez left after walking Jace Peterson.

Danny Barnes came on to face Jones, but allowed a game-tying single on his first pitch.

Sanchez allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings and has yet to win consecutive starts this season.

Gausman allowed three runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: RHP Darren O'Day (right elbow) was activated off the 10-day disabled list and LHP Tanner Scott was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. ... Slumping slugger Chris Davis sat for the second straight game. Davis, who is batting .152, sat despite going 8 for 23 with four homers in his career against Sanchez.

Blue Jays: 2B Devon Travis was held out of the lineup because of a sore right knee suffered in a minor collision with outfielder Kevin Pillar on Friday. Travis had knee surgery last June and missed the remainder of the season. ... Toronto claimed claim RHP Preston Guilmet off waivers from St. Louis. To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Deck McGuire was designated for assignment.

UP NEXT

Orioles RHP Alex Cobb (2-7, 6.19) faces Blue Jays RHP Marco Estrada (2-6, 5.29). Cobb allowed one run over six innings and struck out a season-high seven to beat the Mets on June 5. Estrada allowed one run over six innings in his previous start, but did not get a decision. He's winless in eight starts and has lost five straight decisions.

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