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Blue Jays sink in extras vs. Orioles

BALTIMORE—Eight minutes after their second rain delay of the night at Camden Yards, the Blue Jays exited to the sound of fireworks after Welington Castillo of the Orioles launched a two-run homer for a 5-3 walk-off win in 10 innings early Saturday morning.Veteran reliever Jason Grilli came in after the 58-minute delay and struck out both Manny Machado and Chris Davis in the bottom of the 10th before a Mark Trumbo a single and Castillo’s blast — his second two-run shot of the night, the first tying the score in the sixth off starter Aaron Sanchez.The Jays fell to 2-5 in extra-inning games this season.Rain also delayed the start by about 30 minutes. It was the home team that drew first blood, in the bottom of the second. Sanchez, who would last six innings in his second outing since returning from the disabled list, loaded the bases with one out: serving up singles to Trumbo and Hyun Soo Kim, and hitting DH Trey Mancini with a pitch. Another single by J.J. Hardy cashed in Trumbo, but that’s all the Orioles would get. Article Continued BelowThe Blue Jays struck back in the fourth. Jose Bautista was hit by a Chris Tillman pitch and, after Kendrys Morales walked, would come around to score on Justin Smoak’s single. Devon Travis’ 15th double of the year scored Morales, and a Ryan Goins groundout brought home Smoak for a 3-1 lead.After Castillo’s first long ball of the game tied it in the sixth inning, the Jays thought they had taken the lead again on a strange play in the seventh. With the bases loaded, two out and two strikes on Smoak, the pitch from Orioles sidearmer Darren O’Day hit Smoak’s leg and got away from the catcher Castillo, with Chris Coghlan and Bautista both crossing the plate. The Orioles challenged, though, and Smoak was called out because he swung at the pitch, nullifying both runs.

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