The Orioles had been playing from behind all day. Limiting the Toronto Blue Jays to just two runs and two hits in seven innings, the Orioles thought they had a chance.
In the eighth, Jose Bautista hit a two-run home run and the Orioles lost to Toronto 4-2 at Rogers Centre.
After reaching a season-high 11 games over .500, the Orioles (42-33) have lost two in a row. Toronto (37-36) has won 10 straight.
Darren O’Day, who relieved Miguel Gonzalez (5-3) in the eighth, allowed the home run, his 16th of the season. As Bautista rounded third, he and the Orioles reliever Darren O’Day exchanged words.
Munenori Kawasaki singled with one out off Gonzalez. Melky Cabrera hit into a fielder’s choice. Rajai Davis ran for Cabrera and scored on the home run.
Darren Oliver (3-1) got the win. Casey Janssen picked up his 17th save.
O’Day had not allowed a home run in his previous 12 outings.
The Blue Jays scored their first run in the bottom of the first when leadoff batter Cabrera walked, moved to third on a single by Adam Lind and scored on a wild pitch by Gonzalez.
The Orioles tied the score in the fifth off Chien-Ming Wang. Chris Davis walked, and after he moved to second on J.J. Hardy’s infield out, Davis scored on Travis Ishikawa’s single.
Gonzalez allowed a leadoff home run to Macier Izturis in the fifth, only the second hit he gave up.
He allowed three runs on three hits in 7 1/3 innings. Gonzalez walked three and struck out five.
In the top of the eighth, Taylor Teagarden launched his second home run of the season. It was just Teagarden’s third hit, but his second homer. He also homered in Detroit on Wednesday.