Jesse Chavez got the start for the Jays and pitched three innings allowing two runs on five hits with a walk and a strikeout each. Right from the beginning Chavez was challenged as he allowed a Pedro Alvarez double to cash in the Orioles first run in the top half of the first.
Kevin Pillar, auditioning for the lead-off role, led off with a double in the home-half of the first, later scoring on a single by Jose Bautista. Chris Colabello added to the Jays offensive with a single that drove in Bautista to make it 2-1.
The Orioles would answer back in the third on a Jonathan Schoop RBI single, making it 2-2. Pat Venditte, Drew Storen and Roberto Osuna teamed up to produce three scoreless innings of relief without allowing a hit.
This set the table for A.J Jiminez to break open the scoring with a two-run home run to left-field to make it 4-2.
While David Aardsma was able to stave off the Orioles offence for another inning, Wade LeBlanc and journeyman Chad Jenkins were roughed up to give up a combined four runs in the top of the eighth inning, falling into a 6-4 deficit.
After adding a run in the 8th inning, Dalton Pompey managed to tie the game in the 9th with a solo-home run to centre field. In spring training like fashion, both managers elected not to go on with the meaningless affair, ending instead in a 6-6 draw.
The Jays next spring game will be tomorrow when Drew Hutchison will take the hill against the New York Yankees starting at 6:35 EST.
Kevin Pillar--1/3, .208
Josh Donaldson--0/2, .375
Jose Bautista--1/2, .200
Troy Tulowitzki--1/3, .278
Chris Colabello-- 1/3, .348
Michael Saunders-- 1/1, .348
Russell Martin--0/2, .188
Darrell Ceciliani--2/2, .444
Ryan Goins--0/3, .318
A.J Jiminez-- 1/1 HR, 2 RBI, .400