Gausman gives up four as Orioles lose 12-6

Gausman gives up four as Orioles lose 12-6
May 23, 2013, 10:00 pm
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Kevin Gausman takes loss in first MLB start

Kevin Gausman’s day started with donuts. When he arrived in the Orioles clubhouse, his locker was full of donuts.

The Orioles No. 1 draft choice of last June had an eventful big league debut. He threw three scoreless innings and had a 3-0 lead heading into the fourth.

By the time was done, Gausman gave up four runs in five innings in the Orioles 12-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.

By the time Gausman left, he was trailing 4-3. The big hit was a two-run home run by the Blue Jays’ J.P. Arencibia in the fifth.

Troy Patton relieved Gausman, walked two batters, Pedro Strop walked another to load the bases, and Edwin Encarnacion essentially put the game out of reach with a grand-slam home run.

The Orioles scored a run in the seventh on Alexi Casilla’s sacrifice fly, his first RBI of the season and back-to-back home runs by Nick Markakis and Adam Jones in the eighth.

Toronto scored four runs in the eighth to pull away. The 12 runs allowed by the Orioles equaled a season high. The Orioles walked eight and committed two errors in a sloppy performance.

Chris Davis hit his major league leading 15th home run in the fourth. He’s on a pace to hit 50 homers.

Manny Machado had three doubles and two RBIs.

Nate McLouth and Chris Dickerson pulled off a double steal. McLouth leads the AL with 15. 

McLouth also made a circus catch when he dove into the left field stands to catch Colby Rasmus’ fly ball. He was nearly hurt  when a fan threw a drink at him from the upper stands.