Orioles 6, Blue Jays 2 in 12 innings
Winner: Givens (8-1)
Loser: Morales (0-1)
WHAT WENT RIGHT: Jonathan Schoop’s RBI single in the 12th inning gave the Orioles the lead. Pedro Alvarez walked, moved to second on a balk by Franklin Morales and scored on Schoop’s single.
Adam Jones added a three-run home in the 12th, his 20th of the season.
The Orioles broke their second five-game losing streak and leave Toronto with a half-game lead over the Blue Jays.
WHAT WENT WRONG: The Orioles didn’t score enough to earn Chris Tillman his 15th win. When Tillman left in the sixth inning, the Orioles were down 2-0.
Tillman walked three and struck out six.
RUN DROUGHT OVER? The Orioles scored six runs for the first time since they scored six in a 14-inning win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
JONES HITS 20: Jones joined Mark Trumbo, Chris Davis and Manny Machado with at least 20 home runs.
OPPORTUNISTIC GIVENS: Givens is now 10-1 in his major league career.
BIG WIN FOR BUCK: Buck Showalter won his 517th game as Orioles manager, tied with Paul Richards for second most in team history. He has 1,399 wins as a major league manager tied for 28th place on the all-time list.
BREAKING OUT: The Orioles tied the game at 2 in the seventh inning when Chris Davis walked and Mark Trumbo doubled. Davis scored on an infield out by Alvarez. Trumbo scored on a fly ball by Matt Wieters.
MOWING THEM DOWN: Zach Britton pitched a season-high two innings. He didn’t allow a hit and walked one.
BULLPEN GREAT: Britton, Givens, Brad Brach, Darren O'Day and Logan Ondrusek combined to allow one hit in 6 1/3 innings in relief of Tillman.
OUCH: Toronto shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was hit in the hand by a Tillman pitch in the sixth inning and left the game. Tulowitzki was replaced by designated hitter Josh Donaldson, and the Blue Jays played the rest of the game without a DH.
NO DRAMA O’DAY: O’Day faced Jose Bautista for the second time this season, and walked him for the second time.
Bautista is 7-for-18 (.389) with four home runs off O’Day.
The two have a heated rivalry.
QUIET ON THE TRADE FRONT: With less than 24 hours before the nonwaiver trade deadline, the Orioles have not made a deal.
UP NEXT: The Orioles have Monday off, and the Texas Rangers come in for three games beginning Tuesday. Dylan Bundy (3-3, 3.46) faces Yu Darvish (2-2, 3.09).
Darvish, who lost the 2012 Wild Card game, has yet to face the Orioles in the regular season.