Three takeaways from another Orioles series win against the Blue Jays

The Orioles won the series against Toronto to continue their dominance of an AL East rival
Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles
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John Angelos must not be talking before Orioles games. Anthony Santander's back is fine. Let's recap another series win against the Toronto Blue Jays. Oh, by the way, the Orioles finished the regular season 10-3 against Toronto.

Orioles win final series of regular season against the Blue Jays

Please, don't talk: TOR 6-3 BAL (F/10)

Team owner John Angelos talked to the national media and ruined the vibes in each answer. Please, don't do that. Anyway, the Orioles and Blue Jays had a back-and-forth game in opener thanks to homegrown talents Grayson Rodriguez, Austin Hays and Jordan Westburg, plus Jorge Mateo's baserunning in a 3-3 tie after nine innings.

In a questionable move by Brandon Hyde, Felix Bautista was removed before tenth inning in order to bring Mike Baumann in. It didn't pay off, as a go-ahead Home Run by Brandon Belt ensued immediately. Toronto, in an aggressive approach, swung at another first pitch to bring in another run on a wild pitch to seal the game. It's the first loss by Big Mike in 2023 and he was demoted to Norfolk on Wednesday.


After three games, Anthony Santander came back to the lineup for more firepower against former Oriole Kevin Gausman. The Orioles struck first with a RBI single by Ryan Mountcastle and never looked back, complimenting a great outing from Dean Kremer (6.0 IP, 5 H, 5 K).

In the fifth, Santander made a statement about his back problems with a towering shot to the flag court like a golf approach. Tony Taters did it again in a five-run eighth inning for a huge win and extended the anti-sweep streak to 80 series.

The veteran presence: TOR 3-5 BAL

After a 70 minute rain delay, the series finale brought Kyle Gibson against Jose Berríos. The Toronto starter was 10-0 against the Orioles in his career, until this game. After three perfect innings for both starters, the Jays struck first with a two-run third inning. The Orioles answered back with another majestic Home Run by Tony Taters to Eutaw Street. His ninth, two behind all-time leader Chris Davis.

They added three more runs in the fifth to give Kyle Gibson length to pitch eight innings, the most for an Oriole starter this season (8.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 8 K). The defense helped with an outfield assist by Cedric Mullins to rob a triple by Danny Jansen. Unfortunately, the 28-game on base streak by Ryan Mountcastle came to an end. We hope he starts another on Friday.