Blue Jays Edge Orioles 3-2 in Extra Innings as Rutschman Homers Twice

The Toronto Blue Jays secured a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in a 10-inning game at Oriole Park, with Daulton Varsho emerging as the hero through his defensive prowess and game-winning RBI groundout. The game featured standout performances from Varsho, Adley Rutschman, and pitchers Corbin Burnes and José Berríos, with the Blue Jays ultimately overcoming the Orioles' strong efforts to take the win. This description focuses on the primary topic of the game, the main entities involved (teams and players), the context of the game (Oriole Park), and the significant actions and consequences (Varsho's heroics, Rutschman's home runs, and the pitchers' performances). It provides objective and relevant details that will help an AI generate an accurate visual representation of the article's content.

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Blue Jays Edge Orioles 3-2 in Extra Innings as Rutschman Homers Twice

Blue Jays Edge Orioles 3-2 in Extra Innings as Rutschman Homers Twice

On Monday night, May 13, 2024, the Toronto Blue Jays secured a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in a 10-inning game at Oriole Park in Baltimore. Daulton Varsho emerged as the hero for the Blue Jays, making crucial contributions with both his glove and bat to lift his team to the win.

Varsho's defensive prowess was on full display when he robbed a potential home run with a spectacular leaping catch at the center-field wall. "I didn't think it was going to go that far, to be honest," Varsho said about his game-changing play. "But then I just kept drifting and I was like, 'Oh boy, this is going to get out.' Then I just kind of made the jump, and hopefully it went in my glove."

The Orioles' Adley Rutschman had a standout performance, hitting two solo home runs to account for his team's only runs. However, the Blue Jays managed to overcome the deficit, with Varsho tying the game in the eighth inning with his seventh home run of the season. The game remained deadlocked until the 10th inning when Ernie Clement's bunt single moved the automatic runner to third base, setting the stage for Varsho's game-winning RBI groundout.

Despite Rutschman's impressive display of power, hitting his first career multi-home run game and overtaking Anthony Santander for the second-most long balls on the team with eight, the Orioles struggled offensively. The team managed only one other hit on the night, leaving Rutschman's efforts in vain.

On the mound, the Orioles' Corbin Burnes delivered a solid performance, allowing one run and six hits over six innings. However, he was left with a no-decision due to the lack of run support. "That's what he does. He's kept us in every game that he's pitched," Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said about Burnes. "At some point here, it's going to turn. We're going to score some runs for him."

For the Blue Jays, José Berríos pitched seven strong innings, allowing all three Baltimore hits while striking out four and walking one. Jordan Romano closed out the game, pitching the ninth and 10th innings to earn the win. Bo Bichette also had a productive night at the plate, recording three hits and a walk.

The loss snapped the Orioles' streak of consecutive regular season series without being swept, which had reached 105 games, tying the 1903-1915 New York Giants for the third-longest such streak in MLB history. The Orioles will look to bounce back and even the series on Tuesday night when they send Kyle Bradish to the mound against the Blue Jays' Chris Bassitt.

Key Takeaways

  • Blue Jays win 3-2 in 10 innings over Orioles at Oriole Park.
  • Daulton Varsho makes game-saving catch and hits game-tying HR.
  • Adley Rutschman hits 2 solo HRs for Orioles' only runs.
  • Corbin Burnes pitches 6 strong innings, but gets no-decision.
  • Orioles' 105-game streak without being swept ends with loss.