Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Adam Loewen's Blast Lifts Jays Over O's

The Orioles had a chance to win a series at Rogers Centre for the first time since 2008, but a pair of solo home runs in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 lead and eventually the series victory.

The O's struck first, scoring in the first inning on Vladimir Guerrero's sacrifice fly. Toronto scored twice in the bottom of the frame to take an early 2-1 lead. The game see-sawed, with the Birds and Jays swapping the lead until the O's went ahead 5-3 in the top of the sixth.

Tommy Hunter was unable to hold onto the 5-3 advantage, allowing three runs in the fateful seventh inning. Hunter (3-4) allowed two solo homers in the bottom of the frame, including one to former Oriole Adam Loewen. It was Loewen's first long ball of his career.

The Birds now head home for six games; they face the red-hot Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

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