Orioles 3, Blue Jays 2
Winner: Duensing (1-0)
Loser: Osuna (3-3)
Save: Britton (47)
WHAT WENT RIGHT: Hyun Soo Kim’s two-run pinch hit home run in the ninth inning turned the game around. The Orioles trailed 2-1 in the ninth.
Jonathan Schoop singled, and Michael Bourn pinch ran for him and stole second. Kim hit a 3-2 pitch from Roberto Osuna into the right field bullpen for a 3-2 lead.
WHAT WENT WRONG: A run scored in the first inning on two errors. On Ezequiel Carrera’s grounder, Chris Tillman tossed to Chris Davis, who muffed it for an error. Tillman’s pickoff attempt was wild, and Carrera moved to third on the two-base error. He scored on Edwin Encarnacion’s fly ball.
The Blue Jays’ other run came in the second on Kevin Pillar’s sac fly.
WHAT THIS MEANS: The Orioles are now a game behind Toronto for the top wild card spot.
Seattle’s win over Houston on Wednesday means the Mariners are still two games behind the Orioles.
Detroit beat Cleveland 6-3 in a rain-shortened game. They trail the Orioles by a game. .
Toronto's loss clinched the AL East title for Boston.
PERFECT BRITTON: Zach Britton worked a spotless ninth for his 47th consecutive save.
TILLMAN HANGS IN: On a night Tillman didn’t have his best stuff, he didn’t do badly, giving up two runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings.
STRIKEOUTS BY THE DOZEN: For the second consecutive night, a Toronto starter struck out 10 Orioles. Francisco Liriano struck out 10 in 6 1/3 innings.
In two games, the Orioles have struck out 25 times.
TRUMBO SWATS ONE: Mark Trumbo hit his major league leading 46th home run in the eighth. He is tied with Jim Gentile for fifth most home runs in an Orioles season.
Only Davis (53 in 2013), Brady Anderson (50 in 1996), Frank Robinson (49 in 1966) and Davis (47 in 2015) have more.
SPARKING DEFENSE: Nolan Reimold make two outstanding plays in left field, and doubled off Jose Bautista on the second one.
OUCH: Mychal Givens, who hit four batters in his first 73 2/3 innings this season, hit two, Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin in the eighth inning.
WHAT’S NEXT?: Ubaldo Jimenez (7-12, 5.71) faces Marcus Stroman (9-9, 4.39) on Thursday night as the Orioles try to win the series.