Orioles defeat Blue Jays 2-1 to snap losing streak
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman, centre, is visited on the mound by manager John Gibbons, second left, and trainer George Poulis, second right, during sixth inning AL baseball action against the Baltimore Orioles in Toronto on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:28PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:29PM EDT
TORONTO - Kevin Gausman pitched seven sharp innings as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Wednesday to snap a six-game losing streak.
Gausman (11-10) allowed one run on six hits, struck out six, walked one and hit a batter to improve to 3-0 against the Blue Jays this season.
Closer Zach Britton bounced back after blowing a one-run lead in Toronto's 3-2 walkoff victory on Tuesday night. He worked around a one-out single for his 14th save.
Adam Jones drove in a run on a double and Trey Mancini followed with an RBI triple for the Orioles (72-74), who scored two unearned runs on Marcus Stroman (11-8) in the first inning.
Stroman allowed six hits along with the two unearned runs over 92 pitches in six innings of work. He also walked three and struck out seven.
The outing could have been much worse for Stroman.