Baltimore’s troubles followed them right to the edge of the U.S.-Canada border. As the Blue Jays continue to play their home games this season in Buffalo, that’s where the O’s losing streak was extended to six games with tonight’s loss.
The Orioles had a chance to strike early against Blue Jays’ starter Anthony Kay. Trey Mancini and Ryan Mountcastle got back-to-back singles after Cedric Mullins struck out, but then Austin Hays and Anthony Santander went down on strikes to give Kay three K’s in an inning of work.
The Blue Jays, on the other hand, were able to capitalize on a golden opportunity in their first crack at Dean Kremer.
What a rough start for the Orioles’ young right-hander, who could not find the strike zone in the bottom of the first. He surrendered walks to Marcus Semien, Bo Bichette, and Vladimir Guerreo Jr. And we all know nothing good happens after a leadoff walk, let alone three consecutive walks.
Toronto’s cleanup hitter Teoscar Hernandez took advantage of the situation, lining a single into left field to drive in the Blue Jays’ first run. They got their second run on a ground out to Pat Valaika at second, who made a diving stop to…