TORONTO - Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs and Ryan Goins chipped in with three RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Baltimore Orioles 13-6 on Tuesday.
Encarnacion's second homer of the night, a monster shot that landed in the fifth deck, gave the Blue Jays an 11-3 lead in the sixth inning. He hit his first of the night in the second inning, opening the floodgates for a six-run frame off Baltimore starter Bud Norris.
Jose Bautista had a two-run homer for the Blue Jays (7-7). Mississauga, Ont., native Dalton Pompey reached base four times with two doubles, a single and a walk, Josh Donaldson was 3 for 4 with an RBI and Kevin Pillar and Jose Reyes each drove in two.
Manny Machado had two RBI's for the Orioles (7-7).
Mark Buehrle (3-0) earned his 202nd career victory, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk while fanning two through six innings.
Norris (0-2) lasted just 2 2-3 innings, giving up nine runs on six hits and walking three.
Encarnacion led off the second with a solo shot to centre, Goins made it 3-0 with a two-run single and Reyes drove in Pompey with a base hit. The tag at the plate was challenged by the Orioles and the ruling on the field was upheld after video review.
Goins then scored when Baltimore catcher Caleb Joseph's throw to second base went wide as Reyes stole the bag. Donaldson brought in Reyes with a double.
The Orioles responded with two runs in the third. Ryan Flaherty doubled in Joseph and scored on Steve Pearce's RBI groundout to cut the deficit to 6-2.
Pillar doubled in two runs in the bottom of the third to end Norris' short outing, and Goins hit an RBI single off lefty reliever Brian Matusz to make it 9-2. Bautista missed a chance at extra bases when his line drive to right field was snagged by former Blue Jay Travis Snider at the wall.
Reyes made it 10-2 with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning to plate Pompey for the third time.
Machado's sac fly in the sixth gave the Orioles their third run. Flaherty scored their fourth on a throwing error to Goins in the seventh inning.
A stellar catch by Pillar in left-centre field prevented the Orioles from scoring any more runs in the seventh. Pillar dove for an Adam Jones line drive, then snapped up to throw out Chris Davis at second base for the double play.
Bautista's homer in the seventh came after Baltimore's Jason Garcia threw a pitch behind him. Bautista was clearly upset with Garcia, staring the pitcher down as the ball sailed over the left-field wall.
As Bautista ran out to his position in right-field between innings Jones yelled at him from the Orioles' dugout. Bautista stopped to yell back, gesturing that Garcia had thrown behind his back.
The Orioles scored two more runs in the eighth on a RBI groundout by Machado and a passed ball.
NOTES — Attendance was 14,184. ...Toronto continues its three-game series against Baltimore on Wednesday. RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-2, 6.23 earned-run average) starts for the Blue Jays. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (1-0, 0.00 ERA) takes the hill for the Orioles.
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