The Blue Jays needed one of the most dramatic comeback wins of the major league season to muster a split with the Baltimore Orioles.
Wes recapped Game 4 and a possible spat between John Gibbons and Brett Lawrie:
A ninth-inning rally by the Jays produced a heated exchange between John Gibbons and Brett Lawrie. Lawrie swung at the first pitch he saw to record th first out of the inning with runners on the corners and a run in already. Lawrie was obviously miffed at 3B coach Luis Rivera for not sending Adam Lind to the plate. That’s right, Adam Lind. Markakis would have thrown him out easily. Following Lawrie’s poor AB (and poor attitude), Gose walked to load the bases for the third time in 3 innings. Mark DeRosa grounded to short for a fielder’s choice, making it 5-4. A hard slide by Gose made a DP difficult. Incredibly, a Kawasaki liner into the gap in left-center plated two runs for the win.
Read all of his awesome prior game recaps here.
I took a look at JP Arencibia’s lack of walks and his historically bad season thus far. Read the whole story here.
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CURRENT RECORD: 21-29, 5th place, 9.5 games out of first place. (-42 run differential)
Here are the quick recaps and boxscores: (click game scores for full Yahoo! boxscores)
Game 1 – Blue Jays 12, Orioles 6 - EE hits a grand salami.
Game 2 – Orioles 10, Blue Jays 6 - Chris Davis continues to roll, hits #16.
Game 3 - Orioles 6, Blue Jays 5 - Adam Jones homers again.
Game 4 – Blue Jays 6, Orioles 5 – Monster comeback capped by a walk-off 2-run double by Kawasaki.
UP NEXT: Quick two game inter-league series versus the Atlanta Braves (30-18, +52 run differential).