EditorsNote: 9th graf, change last two words to ‘fly out’ sted ‘ground out’
Chris Davis homered and drove in three runs, Dylan Bundy struck out six in 6 2/3 innings, and the visiting Baltimore Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Friday night in the opener of a three-game series.
Bundy (4-10) allowed one run, three hits and two walks to end a personal four-game losing streak. Left-hander Paul Fry pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his second save.
Brandon Drury homered for the Blue Jays.
Toronto right-hander Aaron Sanchez (3-12) allowed two runs, three hits and four walks while striking out five in five innings. He has not won since April 27, a span of 13 starts.
The Orioles scored twice in the second inning to jump on top. Davis hit his seventh homer of the season with two outs. Rio Ruiz and Richie Martin walked, and Jonathan Villar lined an RBI single off the glove of third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The Blue Jays failed to score in the bottom of the second after Danny Jansen led off with a triple.
Villar led off the fifth with a single and continued to second on a throwing error by second baseman Cavan Biggio. He stole third, but then he was doubled up to end the inning on a line drive to shortstop by Trey Mancini.
Sam Gaviglio replaced Sanchez and threw three perfect innings with four strikeouts.
Drury hit his eighth homer with two outs in the seventh inning, prompting left-hander Richard Bleier to replace Bundy. Miguel Castro replaced Bleier after Freddy Galvis hit a two-out single in the bottom of the eighth, and Castro got Guerrero to fly out.
In the ninth, Baltimore’s Chance Sisco singled and Renato Nunez walked against Joe Biagini. Anthony Santander sacrificed the pinch runner Stevie Wilkerson and Nunez to second and third, respectively. Davis then delivered a two-run single.
The Blue Jays were without outfielders Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (jammed left wrist) and Randal Grichuk (sore back). Gurriel injured his wrist making a diving catch on Thursday.
Toronto recalled outfielder Jonathan Davis from Triple-A Buffalo while left-hander Thomas Pannone was optioned to Buffalo.
—Field Level Media