Nick Markakis singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Baltimore Orioles a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
Toronto reliever Aaron Loup (1-2) began the ninth by hitting Chris Davis with a pitch. After a sacrifice bunt, Steve Pearce popped out and Nolan Reimold received an intentional walk before Alexi Casilla reached on a throwing error by shortstop Munenori Kawasaki that loaded the bases.
Markakis then sliced an 0-2 pitch to the opposite field near the left-field line.
Jim Johnson (1-1) worked a perfect ninth for the Orioles, now 5-2 on a nine-game homestand that ends Wednesday.
Toronto starter J.A. Happ allowed one run and four hits in six-plus innings, walking two and striking out six.
Not be outdone, Orioles starter Chris Tillman gave up one run, four hits and three walks in 6 2-3 innings.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth. After Manny Machado's liner to center eluded the glove of a d...