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Jays swept by Orioles


BALTIMORE—Adam Jones hit his second career grand slam, and Trey Mancini added a solo shot, as the Baltimore Orioles dumped the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 last night to complete their first three-game sweep of the season.

The Orioles overcame a four-run deficit and three Toronto homers to become the last team in the majors to reach 40 wins.

Jones led the charge—giving Baltimore a 5-4 lead with his fifth-inning shot off rookie Ryan Borucki.

His previous slam came on July 28, 2008 on the road against the N.Y. Yankees.

After the Jays tied it, the Orioles went ahead for good in the sixth on an RBI single by Austin Wynns off Danny Barnes (2-2).

Toronto committed four errors, including a pair in a three-run eighth in which Jones singled for his career high-tying fifth RBI.

Baltimore outscored the Jays 29-10 during its first three-game sweep since last August against Seattle.

Prior to this series, Toronto was 12-1 against the Orioles.

Justin Smoak, Kevin Pillar, and Devon Travis hit solo homers for the Jays, who now have dropped four-straight games.

Sean Gilmartin (1-0) pitched one inning of scoreless relief for Baltimore while Mychal Givens got the final out for his fifth save.

Orioles' starter Alex Cobb yielded a season-high three homers but left with the score tied at 5-5 in the sixth, avoiding his 16th loss.

Smoak was 0-for-15 against Cobb before hitting his 21st home run in the first inning.

It was 4-0 before Mancini hit his 20th homer leading off the fourth.

One inning later, the Orioles used three singles to load the bases with two outs before Jones sent a 3-1 change-up far over the left-field wall.

Travis chased Cobb in the sixth with his 11th home run—the last of his three extra-base hits.

Toronto has today off before right-hander Aaron Sanchez (3-5) starts at Miam tomorrow night to begin the Jays' final interleague series of the season.

Elsewhere in the AL, Minnesota edged Cleveland 4-3, Chicago beat New York 4-1, Houston nipped Oakland 5-4, and Kansas City dumped Detroit 9-2.

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