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Adam Jones went 4 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Monday in the opener of a doubleheader to move within a half-game of the AL East lead.
Ryan Flaherty hit a solo shot for the Orioles, who matched the division-leading New York Yankees in the win column (88). New York was scheduled to play at Minnesota on Monday night.
The victory also solidified Baltimore's grasp on the top AL wild-card slot over Oakland.
Jones' four hits tied a career high. He's already reached a career high in homers (32), and his two runs scored put him over 100 for the first time. The All-Star center fielder needs three more RBIs to eclipse his previous high of 83, set last year.
Orioles rookie Steve Johnson (4-0) allowed three hits over five shutout innings to lower his ERA to 1.62. Half his big-league wins have come against Toronto.
Jim Johnson, the fifth Baltimore pitcher, worked the ninth for his 48th save in 51 opportunities.
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BEST OF MAXIM
When you're winning, everything goes right for you and your team. In the fifth inning of game one of a doubleheader between the Orioles and Blue Jays, Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty hit a solo homer into the Baltimore bullpen...that reliever Luis Ayala snagged wtih his cap. Sitting in the bullpen, Ayala was just showing off with his glove sitting right next to him.
TIP OF THE CAP
Ryan Flaherty hit a solo home run for the Oriels on Monday, but it was also caught…. by a teammate in the bullpen, with his hat. Luis Ayala, who was in the bullpen alertly saw the ball coming his way and took off his cap and caught the homer with said hat. The home run gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead and more importantly an easy spot on SportsCenter’s top 10.
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