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Price earns 100th career win as Blue Jays top O's

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Price earns 100th career win as Blue Jays top O's

TORONTO (AP) -- David Price earned his 100th career victory, Jose Bautista hit his 32nd home run of the season and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Saturday.

The AL East-leading Blue Jays bounced back from a 10-2 loss to Baltimore on Friday night. Toronto hasn't dropped two in a row since Aug. 14-15 against the Yankees.

Price (14-5) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings. He's 5-1 with a 2.15 ERA since joining Toronto in a July 30 trade with Detroit, and 100-56 overall in eight seasons.

Bautista hit a solo home run off Mike Wright (2-4) in the first and made it 2-0 with an RBI double in the third.

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Baltimore slugger Chris Davis, who had hit five home runs in his previous three games, went 1 for 3 with a walk and struck out twice.

Ben Revere's single gave Toronto another run in the fourth, and the Blue Jays added two more against reliever Jason Garcia in the fifth. Russell Martin's groundout drove in a run and Ryan Goins followed with an RBI double.

Price surrendered an RBI single to Caleb Joseph in the seventh but struck out Junior Lake and Paul Janish to strand runners at first and second.

The left-hander walked four, matching a season high, and struck out eight.

Wright made his first big league start since June 19, when he allowed four runs and walked four in 1 1-3 innings in a 5-4 loss at Toronto.

Working on three days' rest, Wright gave up three runs and seven hits in four innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: SS J.J. Hardy (left groin) took batting practice before the game and remains on track to be activated off the DL before Tuesday's game at New York against the Yankees.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Chris Tillman (9-10, 4.87 ERA) starts Sunday's series finale. Tillman is 0-3 with a 15.00 ERA in four starts against the Blue Jays this season.

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Orioles' Manny Machado leading all American League shortstops in All-Star Game votes

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Orioles' Manny Machado leading all American League shortstops in All-Star Game votes

The Orioles' Manny Machado is the early leader among American League shortstops in the first results of All-Star voting released by Major League Baseball Tuesday.

Machado holds a lead of 110,131 votes over the Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor. 

No other Orioles' player is on the list, and Adam Jones isn't listed among the top-15 of outfielders. 

The Astros' Carlos Correa was last year’s starting shortstop for the American League, but is in fourth place with 206,707 votes, trailing the Yankees' Didi Gregorius who has 208,583.

The next AL voting update will be announced June 19.

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Zach Britton rejoins Orioles after stint on disabled list

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Zach Britton rejoins Orioles after stint on disabled list

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Orioles left-hander Zach Britton has been activated from the disabled list, six months after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Assuming he's finally healthy enough to resume his role as one of the best closers in the big leagues, the question now is: How long will Britton be with the Orioles?

Britton's contract expires after this season, and Baltimore entered play Monday with the worst record in the major leagues (19-45).

So, as he stood in front of his locker and spoke excitedly about his return to the Orioles, Britton conceded that his stay in Baltimore may not extend beyond the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

"I want to pitch well and help the team, regardless of our standing or trade discussions," he said.

Asked if the next few weeks might serve as an audition for other teams, Britton replied, "I guess so, but I'm not going to think of it like that."

Britton made the 2016 AL All-Star team during a season in which he converted all 47 of his save opportunities and compiled a 0.54 ERA in 69 appearances.

He fought forearm and knee injuries last season and had only 15 saves. Then, during the winter, he tore his right Achilles tendon during a workout.

"When I injured myself in December, I was just looking forward to walking again and running again and then to be able to pitch back in the big leagues," Britton said. "There were a lot of hurdles that I overcame."

Surgery and an intense rehab program under Orioles trainer Brian Ebel enabled the 30-year-old to return sooner than many anticipated.

"The thought that he's a pitcher for us on June 11, that's remarkable," manager Buck Showalter said. "He's checked every box to get ready. I don't know what else you could possibly do."

Although Britton will be pitching for a team that's struggled mightily this season, that won't influence the intensity he will bring to the mound.

"I had some injuries the last few years, so I'm looking forward to turning the page on that and just getting back to pitching well," he said. "Everyone in this clubhouse wants to do well at this level, and that's my focus."

To adjust the roster for Britton's return, the Orioles placed right-hander Pedro Araujo on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow strain and moved outfielder Colby Rasmus to the 60-day DL.