BALTIMORE (AP) – Brandon Hyde managed as if he were in a knockout game, and Baltimore staged a big win over Toronto.
In the process, the race between the Orioles and the Blue Jays gets tough.
Adley Rutschman hit a base double in the third inning that lasted five innings, and Orioles recovered with a 9-6 win over Toronto on Tuesday night in a heated match in which both seats were empty. empty in the middle of the seventh inning.
The Orioles won 3 1/2 games against Toronto for the American League’s closest wild card. They were swept by the Blue Jays in the opening Monday of this important series. The next night, Hyde used his top three pain relievers – Dillon Tate (4-3), Cionel Pérez and Félix Bautista – in five combinations.
“I think we need to win the game,” Hyde said. “I tried to do whatever I could to try and win the game.”
The Orioles took a 3-0 lead before regrouping to beat Toronto’s five-game winning streak. Four doses of the Baltimore painkiller combined to throw six innings, with Bautista having the last six for his 12th save.
Bo Bichette scored again to go home for Toronto – his fourth in the past two – but Mitch White (0-4) couldn’t get past a wild third inning, in which he went for a triple and hit a hitter.
In the seventh inning, former Blue Jay Bryan Baker came on for the Orioles and allowed a run to cut Baltimore’s lead to 6-5. Then the temper flared when Baker appeared to signal “chuck” with his hand toward the Toronto dugout after beating Matt Chapman in the third round. The benches and barns were empty, though order was quickly restored.
“I don’t understand why Bryan Baker would care about our elimination after giving up on bad days,” said Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider.
Orioles’ attack explodes in the third installment. They filled the bases with no one coming out when White took two steps and hit Cedric Mullins. Rutschman’s double double made it 3-2, and then Anthony Santander tied it up with an RBI finish.
Ryan Mountcastle brought home a run with a single run, and White was disqualified after another walk. Gunnar Henderson followed with an RBI single to make it 5-3.
Kyle Bradish, who went on a straight without scoring against Houston and Cleveland, lasted only three more innings before Hyde went to his rotation.
Tate stood with the men in first and third and no one came out in fourth. He got out of that jam but gave up an RBI double to Chapman in the fifth installment. Then, Pérez came on and went through a third of the half without scoring.
Baltimore added another big run in the sixth inning as Jorge Mateo tripled with two starts and the Mullins put him in with a single.
Baker allowed Toronto’s first two players access to the base in the seventh game, but with the men’s first and third, Teoscar Hernández – who beat Baker in his first match on Monday – was hit in doubles. . A run scored in that game to make it 6-5, but it left the bases empty.
“When I hit the ground, he stared at me and said, ‘Yeah, that’s right,’” Hernández said. “And then he attacked Chapman. As soon as he rushed out, he turned into our princess and started talking and pointing at me, and saying I talked too much. But I don’t say. I didn’t say anything. “
Baker saw it differently, though he said he probably should have handled the situation better.
“It’s nothing to their team or anything. It’s just to let him know that I know he’s talking,” Baker said. “There’s really no problem with the team or anything like that. I don’t think there’s any bad blood or anything like that. I just let him know it’s real. “
Schneider was pushed out late in the half – he said he later questioned the attacking area – and stepped out to give referee Jeff Nelson an ear.
Trevor Richards allows a base-filled walk at the bottom of season eight to put Orioles back twice, and then single Mountcastle home for two more runs. Left player Lourdes Gurriel threw in a well-timed throw for Rutschman to continue, but the card came a bit late and he was ruled safe on replay at 9-5.
Bichette had four hits, including a run twice in the third half to make it 3-0. Chapman had an RBI single in the first.
The match was postponed for 17 minutes because of the rain.
Schneider’s dismissal occurred shortly after the bench clearing incident, but it seems to have more to do with the ball and the shots. The Blue Jays have a history with Nelson, who kicked out then-manager Charlie Montoyo from a game in April after Montoyo had problems with his strike zone.
ROOM OF TRAINER
Orioles: Hyde says RHP Jordan Lyles is getting better but still feels sick. Lyles was scratched from the start in the first game on Monday and day in and day out. Baltimore doesn’t have him listed among the probable start until the end of the week.
The series ends Wednesday night with Toronto’s Alek Manoah (13-7) facing Baltimore’s Dean Kremer (6-4). These teams still have seven games against each other, including that one.
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