GAME SUMMARY: J.J. Hardy’s ninth inning single sparked a four-run rally that gave the Baltimore Orioles a 13-9 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
The Orioles (36-33) frittered away an early 7-0 lead, and after Toronto (37-34) scored nine unanswered runs, Baltimore scored runs in the fifth and seventh for a 9-9 tie.
Hardy’s single and Ryan Flaherty’s two-run triple off Brett Cecil (1-4) gave Darren O’Day (4-0) his second win in as many days.
Manny Machado and Jimmy Paredes had three hits. Flaherty, Hardy, Chris Davis and Travis Snider each had two hits. Paredes had a three-run home run. Davis also homered.
The Orioles, who have won 13 of 17, took two of three from the Blue Jays.
THE GOOD: The Orioles had their biggest inning of the season, a seven-run second. They had seven hits, which equaled their most in an inning.
THE BAD: Chris Tillman, who had lost his last five starts against Toronto, quickly coughed up the seven run lead and was pulled after getting only one out in the second.
He allowed six runs on six hits in 1 1/3 inning.
THE UGLY: Tillman and Mike Wright both got only four outs in their starts this weekend.
THE LONG: The game took three hours, 44 minutes to play.
HOT ORIOLE: Machado had three more hits to run his average to .303. He’s 10-for-18 over the last four games.
OUCH: Adam Jones missed his fourth game in the last six with a sore right shoulder. He was the designated hitter in the other two.
WALKING OFF: Russell Martin thought Jimmy Paredes’ strikeout ended the fourth inning and started leaving the field, but it was only the second out.
SIGN THEM UP: The Orioles have now signed 30 of their 41 draft choices. Left-handed pitcher Garrett Cleavinger, selected in the third round and right-hander Gray Fenter, the seventh rounder, signed.
COMING UP: The Orioles are off on Monday and begin a three-game series in Boston on Tuesday. Ubaldo Jimenez (5-3, 3.27) faces Joe Kelly (2-4, 5.32) at 7:10 p.m.