Kiner-Falefa has winning hit in 9th inning and Blue Jays beat Orioles 3-2

Wed, Jun 5, 2024
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Kiner-Falefa has winning hit in 9th inning and Blue Jays beat Orioles 3-2

TORONTO (AP) - Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Justin Turner singled off Craig Kimbrel (0-2) to begin the ninth, his third hit of the game.

Cavan Biggio ran for Turner, advanced to second base on Kimbrel's errant pick-off throw before moving to third on a fly ball and scoring on Kiner-Falefa's base hit to right field. Kiner-Falefa had two hits and two RBIs.

Yimi Garcia (2-0) worked one inning for the win.

Anthony Santander homered for the Orioles, opening the scoring with a 436-foot leadoff homer in the second, his 12th. The second-deck drive came off Blue Jays right-hander Jose Berrios.

Later in the inning, Ramon Urias drove in Cedric Mullins with a two-out double.

Toronto tied in the bottom half. George Springer drew a leadoff walk, advanced to third on Justin Turner's double and scored on Alejandro Kirk's sacrifice fly. Kiner-Falefa followed with an RBI single.

Orioles right-hander Albert Suarez allowed two runs and five hits in five innings in his sixth start of the season. He walked one and struck out four.

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Bo Bichette doubled off Jacob Webb to begin the bottom of the sixth but Webb struck out Kiner-Falefa on three pitches to end the inning.

Berrios allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. He matched a season-high with three walks and struck out two.


Blue Jays LHP Yusei Kikuchi (2-5, 3.66 ERA) will try to snap a seven-start winless streak in Thursday's series finale. The Orioles had not named a starter. Triple-A LHP Cade Povich joined the team in Toronto on Wednesday but was not added to the roster.



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