Blue Jays bats dry up as Orioles send Toronto spiralling to 8th loss in last 10 games


After eighth defeats in their last 10 outings, the Toronto Blue Jays stay devoted {that a} turnaround will quickly current itself.

The struggling Blues Jays (61-54) dropped their third in a row, a 4-2 choice to the thriving Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. The Orioles (61-55) have gained 10 of 14 games in August to climb inside a half-game of Toronto for the third and last American League wild-card spot.

“You just have to trust yourself,” stated Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who drilled a two-run line drive blast in the primary inning for his team-leading twenty fifth homer.

“I’ve been telling the guys to keep trusting themselves and keep working hard. It will turn around somehow.”

Toronto starter Alek Manoah (12-6) had his no-hitter bid damaged up by a two-out single to proper discipline by Rougned Odor in the fourth inning.

The Orioles then bought to the Blue Jays ace on the third time by means of their lineup. After two lengthy fly ball outs to start the fifth inning, Cedric Mullins and rookie Adley Rutschman belted homers to centre discipline and proper centre discipline to tie the sport.

Manoah’s 107-pitch effort concluded an inning later. He issued a one-out stroll to Terrin Vavra, who superior to second on Odor’s groundout. Ramon Urias then knocked in Vavra.

Manoah then walked the following batter for his last pitches. Urias scored on Ryan McKenna’s single to proper off reliever Anthony Bass.

Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez had an opportunity to throw out Urias on the plate, however catcher Alejandro Kirk failed to seize the one-hopper.

Toronto’s Matt Chapman had the bases loaded in the third however hit into an inning-ending double play.

‘We’re struggling a bit proper now, however we’ll get it rolling once more’

“The key is we are not getting it done with runners in scoring position,” stated Guerrero when requested the distinction between their current struggles and their seven-game win streak earlier than the all-star break just a few weeks in the past.

But apart from an infield hit by Santiago Espinal in the fourth and his bunt single in the seventh, the Blue Jays didn’t have another runners in the ultimate six innings.

“We’re still in a playoff spot, and we know we’re a playoff team,” Manoah stated. “We’re struggling a bit right now, but we’ll get it rolling again.”

The Blue Jays have slipped to 15-12 since interim supervisor John Schneider changed Charlie Montoyo last month.

“This is a close group, and it’s a really talented group,” Schneider stated. “We have no doubt that we’re going to be playing better baseball very soon, and between the guys we have and the guys who are established veterans in the clubhouse, I know that they’re gonna pick it up.

Orioles starter Dean Kremer (5-4) pitched a strong seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out six with one walk.

Manoah went 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs, four hits, four walks and seven strikeouts.

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