Orioles third baseman Tim Beckham doubles to break a no-hitter in the eighth inning. (Evan Habeeb / Usa Today Sports)
By Jon Meoli By Jon Meoli April 10 at 10:41 PM
BALTIMORE – If the gods of the Baseball were real and paying attention to the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, they would probably have used their energy to improve the weather instead of securing a trio of Orioles whose careless play nearly cost them the game in the top of the game. the eighth inning had the opportunity to rectify in the lower half.
But at the prospect of not being hit by Aaron Sanchez and spoiling a fabulous start to Andrew Cashner thanks to his own mistakes, the bottom of the- the trio of third baseman Tim Beckham, right fielder Anthony Santander and Recipient Chance Sisco erased the deficit with the first three hits of the Orioles' night.
And if they existed as merciful entities, the Orioles left fielder Trey Mancini would have come in a tie game after three balls well wit ingenuity. Nothing was shown for them and their fortune was reversed.
But Mancini appeared, second baseman Jonathan Schoop got into a double play, and the Blue Jays went ahead in a solo homer by Curtis Granderson with two outs. in the ninth inning of reliever Darren O & # 39; Day.
The reverse against an announced 8,640 in the cold Camden Yards dropped the Orioles to 4-8.
Relieve Cashner after seven innings of four hits, ball without points, to the right The pitcher Miguel Castro overtook hitter Justin Smoak. Two pitches later, with Yangervis Solarte on the plate, Castro made a change to the ground that overtook Sisco by an uncontrolled pitch to put Smoak in second place. Solarte hit a 3-1 fastball to right field for a base hit.
Smoak stopped at the third and was never going to try it at home. But Santander overthrew the attacker, and his shot bounced past Sisco on the home plate and in the Toronto dugout.