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Today in Jays history: Jays beat Orioles to win 11th straight

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Seven Years Ago Today

The Blue Jays beat the Orioles 13-5, picking up their 11th win in a row. That tied a team record (the did it in 1987 and 1998). Yes, it would be nice to talk about a game happening this year, but this is our life.

We scored 9 runs in the first 3 inning and could coast the rest of the way. From the recap:

On offense:

Melky Cabrera: 1 for 3, sac fly, 2 RBI.

Jose Bautista: 1 for 3, 2 walks, double, 3 RBI.

Edwin Encarnacion: 3 for 5, double, home run, 4 RBI. Another that deserves your All-Star votes.

Colby Rasmus: 1 for 4, walk, home run.

J.P. Arencibia: 3 for 4, 1 RBI on a bases loaded hit by pitch. He also did a good job catching Josh Johnson.

Maicer Izturis: 2 for 5, 2 doubles.

Emilio Bonifacio: 2 for 4, double, steal.

We did everything. Small ball, Emilio gets a bunt single (bunted over the pitcher), steals second, goes to third on a Kawasaki bunt and scores on a sac fly. And long ball, homers from Edwin and Colby.

Freddy Garcia, the Orioles starter, gave up 7 hits and 7 earned in 2.1 innings. At 36, he didn’t have a good time with the O’s, going 3-5 with a 5.77 ERA before being traded to the Braves in August.

Josh Johnson got the start for the Jays, and picked up 1 of his 2 wins with the Jays. He went 6 innings, allowing 7 hits, 4 earned, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. His other win came in his last start of the season (and his career), August 6 against the Mariners.

Juan Perez (remember him?) and Darren Oliver pitched in relief. Perez was a 34-year-old lefty reliever. He pitched in 19 games for the Jays that year with a 3.69 ERA. He pitched in a total of 61 games spread over 5 seasons, with 4 teams.

Unfortunately we lost our next game, 4-1 to the Rays in Tropicana Field.

Baltimore Orioles Table
Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA Details
Nate McLouth LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .289 .369 .407 .776 -0.008
Manny Machado 3B 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 .322 .354 .483 .837 -0.038 2B
Nick Markakis RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .289 .341 .414 .756 0.061 2·2B,GDP
Adam Jones CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .298 .320 .508 .828 -0.085
Chris Davis 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .339 .416 .723 1.139 0.018 IW
Travis Ishikawa 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
Matt Wieters C 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .229 .284 .398 .681 -0.081 GDP
J.J. Hardy SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .267 .305 .469 .775 -0.028
Alexi Casilla 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .266 .282 .548
Chris Dickerson DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 .265 .282 .458 .740 0.040 SB
Ryan Flaherty 2B-SS 4 2 2 3 0 0 4 .191 .256 .321 .577 -0.015 2·HR
Team Totals 37 5 11 5 1 7 38 .297 .316 .541 .856 -0.136
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Generated 6/23/2020.
Toronto Blue Jays Table
Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA Details
Melky Cabrera LF 3 1 1 2 0 0 4 .276 .320 .365 .685 0.016 SF
Rajai Davis LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .305 .339 .390 .730 0.000 HBP
Jose Bautista RF 3 2 1 3 2 0 5 .254 .350 .488 .838 -0.001 2B
Edwin Encarnacion DH 5 2 3 4 0 0 5 .274 .355 .545 .900 0.162 HR,2B
Adam Lind 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .337 .402 .554 .956 0.021
Colby Rasmus CF 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .243 .312 .469 .781 0.022 HR
J.P. Arencibia C 4 2 3 1 0 0 5 .225 .251 .455 .705 0.105 HBP
Maicer Izturis 3B 5 2 2 1 0 1 5 .232 .267 .346 .613 -0.017 2·2B
Emilio Bonifacio 2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 .207 .233 .316 .549 0.076 2B,SB
Munenori Kawasaki SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .228 .341 .329 .670 -0.018 SH
Team Totals 36 13 14 13 3 3 43 .389 .452 .694 1.147 0.366
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Baltimore Orioles Table
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit WPA
Freddy Garcia, L (3-5) 2.1 7 7 7 2 1 1 5.77 17 61 -0.330
T.J. McFarland 4.1 5 5 5 1 1 1 4.14 19 61 -0.031
Pedro Strop 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 7.17 3 10 -0.005
Troy Patton 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.09 4 9 0.000
Team Totals 8 14 13 13 3 3 2 14.62 43 141 -0.366
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Toronto Blue Jays Table
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit WPA
Josh Johnson, W (1-2) 6 7 4 4 1 5 1 4.60 27 89 0.117
Aaron Loup 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.95 3 7 0.016
Juan Perez 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 15 0.001
Dustin McGowan 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 5.40 4 11 0.000
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 1 7 2 5.00 38 122 0.134
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Generated 6/23/2020.