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Jays get 83th win of the season

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Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

Orioles 2 Blue Jays 4

The win streak has come a little late, but winning is better than losing at anytime.

We got another nice start from J.A. Happ. He went 6.1, allowed just 4 hits, 2 earned, 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. He gave up a home run to Adam Jones, but other than that he was very good. He came out of the game in the 7th, after walking J.J. Hardy.

Aaron Sanchez took over, with 1 out and walked Steve Clevenger, but got Caleb Joseph to hit into a double play to end the inning. He gave up another walk in the 8th but no runs.

Casey Janssen pitched a quick 9th, for his 25th save of the season, 90th save of his Blue Jay career and likely, his last. He had a tough August, but, I'll miss him (presuming he ends up somewhere else next year)..

On offense, we didn't do much, just 6 hits in total, but we managed to score 4 runs, even without a home run. Jose Reyes and Kevin Pillar had 2 hits each. We got

  • 2 runs in the 3rd. Pillar singled and we had back-to-back RBI doubles from Steve Tolleson and Reyes.
  • 1 run in the 5th, Reyes singled and moved to second on a Alexi Casilla error, got to third on a Jose Bautista ground out and scored, when O's first baseman Christian Walker couldn't catch Hardy's throw from short.
  • 1 run in the 7th. Pillar singled, got to second on a error by pitcher Brad Brach, went to third on a Tolleson sac bunt and just barely scored on a short fly from Reyes. We needed a review to get the call right. Pillar skinned his chin, sliding head first into the plate.

Jays of the Day are Reyes (.157 WPA), Tolleson (.105), Sanchez (.181) and Happ (.138). I'm giving one to Pillar too, very few could have scored on that fly ball.

No Suckage Jays today. John Mayberry had the low mark at -.087 for an 0 for 4.

We had 414 comments in the GameThread, Alan F. led us to victory. Great job.

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