Orioles hit 4 HRs, beat slumping Blue Jays 6-4

Orioles rookie Trey Mancini hits 2 HRs; his bats launch 2 others

Dead last in most offensive categories in the American League, the Jays lost to the Baltimore Orioles 11-4 on Sunday afternoon at the Rogers Centre, falling to 2-10 on the season.

"It's humbling to hear that, especially with how many legends have played the game", Mancini said. "To make your mark in any way is really neat". Orioles starter Dylan Bundy picked up the win.

Toronto's Kevin Pillar hit a two-run home run off Vidal Nuno in the ninth.

Before the game, Toronto put slugging third baseman Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled list with a sore right calf.

After giving up a double to J.J. Hardy to lead off the fifth, Happ was pulled from the game after pitching once to Adam Jones. I was kind of establishing myself again, bouncing back from the game before a little bit.

The Blue Jays responded with a pair in the bottom half of the frame. "He was on. One of those things". Happ was replaced by Joe Biagini, who gave up a single to Jones.

"We were able to get some runs across today", Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak said.

Blue Jays ace Aaron Sanchez (0-1) allowed five runs and seven hits, including three homers, in 5 1/3 innings. Chris Davis, Jonathan Schoop, and Seth Smith also connected, and Wade Miley (1-0) pitched six innings for his first win of the season.

A wild pitch and Craig Gentry's sacrifice fly gave Baltimore a 6-0 lead.

"It was pretty fun and pretty cool that they both hit home runs", Mancini said.

Baltimore manager Buck Showalter says he isn't certain Britton will be ready to return as soon as he's eligible on April 26. "It's been great to watch him and Kevin (Gausman) grow as pitchers".

On a broken-bat hit by Toronto's Kendrys Morales in the second, the jagged barrel sailed directly back toward the stands. Not to be left out of the party, three batters later, Machado hit another two-run shot while also using one of Mancini's bats.

"When you leave balls over the middle of the plate to a good-hitting team like them, that's what they do with them", Sanchez said. "It wasn't the same bat I used, they used one of my extra bats". The 25-year-old has started games at both corner outfield positions, served as a designated hitter and come on as a pinch hitter, and on Sunday, he finally started a game at his natural position, first base. Tulowitzki hit an RBI single and Tyler Wilson took over on the mound for Baltimore. Sanchez will be examined by a specialist in Kansas City.

Orioles: Baltimore put closer Zach Britton on the 10-day disabled list with a sore left forearm. The Orioles will counter with fellow right-hander Alec Asher (season debut).

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