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Jays drop opener
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Orioles 7, Blue Jays 5
Ricky Romero struck out three and walked two on Friday night. (John Ross/AP)
Rookie southpaw Ricky Romero gave up four runs on four hits and two walks over six innings as the Blue Jays fell in the series opener. Vernon Wells and Alex Rios hit back-to-back home runs in the second, and both had two RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (46-63)
Won 1
Baltimore 7, Toronto 5   TOR
Toronto (51-57)
Lost 3
August 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0   7 10 0
Toronto
0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   5 8 0
Standings thru 8/7/09  |  Recap: BAL | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 .282
Jones, Ad, CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 6 .299
Markakis, RF 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 .297
Huff, DH 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .257
Reimold, LF 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 .274
  1-Pie, PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .238
Mora, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .251
Wigginton, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 3 1 .267
Wieters, C 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .275
Izturis, C, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .263
Totals 36 7 10 7 6 5 17  

1-Ran for Reimold in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Markakis (34, Romero, R), Wieters (8, League).
TB: Izturis, C; Reimold; Jones, Ad; Wigginton; Mora; Markakis 2; Wieters 3; Huff 2.
RBI: Markakis 2 (78), Huff (67), Reimold 2 (31), Wigginton (32), Wieters (15).
2-out RBI: Wigginton; Wieters.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, Ad 3.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 .294
Hill, A, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .291
Lind, DH 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 .299
Overbay, 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 .258
Wells, V, CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .258
Rios, A, RF 3 1 1 2 0 2 1 .261
Encarnacion, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .208
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247
Inglett, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .234
Totals 34 5 8 5 3 7 13  

BATTING
2B: Encarnacion (8, Berken), Inglett (1, Berken), Hill, A (22, Berken).
HR: Wells, V (11, 2nd inning off Berken, 0 on, 1 out), Rios, A (13, 2nd inning off Berken, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Encarnacion 2; Wells, V 5; Rios, A 4; Inglett 3; Hill, A 3.
RBI: Wells, V 2 (44), Rios, A 2 (60), Hill, A (77).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inglett; Overbay 2; Encarnacion.
SF: Rios, A.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Berken (W, 2-9) 6.0 5 3 3 2 6 2 6.72
Albers, M (H, 6) 1.1 1 2 2 1 1 0 4.56
Ray (H, 4) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.62
Johnson, J (S, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.16
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R (L, 10-5) 6.0 5 4 4 2 3 0 3.66
Carlson 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.98
League 1.0 4 3 3 0 0 0 4.86
Accardo 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.65
Camp 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.08

WP: League.
Pitches-strikes: Berken 91-58, Albers, M 27-16, Ray 7-7, Johnson, J 13-8, Romero, R 90-54, Carlson 16-8, League 22-14, Accardo 20-10, Camp 15-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Berken 7-2, Albers, M 3-0, Ray 1-1, Johnson, J 1-0, Romero, R 8-2, Carlson 1-0, League 3-0, Accardo 1-0, Camp 0-1.
Batters faced: Berken 25, Albers, M 6, Ray 3, Johnson, J 4, Romero, R 24, Carlson 4, League 7, Accardo 3, Camp 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Ray 2-2, League 2-0, Accardo 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 30,795.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 7, 2009
August 7, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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