Posted May 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Baltimore Orioles have hit a bit of a rough patch. Facing the struggling Toronto Blue Jays might help them get back on track. The visiting Orioles look to avoid matching a season high with their third straight loss Monday night by handing the Blue Jays a sixth consecutive defeat. Baltimore (29-19) held a two-game lead atop the AL East on May 19 while riding a five-game winning streak. Since then, the Orioles have dropped five of seven to fall into a tie for first with Tampa Bay. They stranded 19 runners while scoring five runs in losing the last two against Kansas City to conclude a 2-4 homestand. "We have to prove to the fans that we're for real,'' said center fielder Adam Jones, who extended his career-high hitting streak to 18 games the same day his six-year, $85.5 million contract extension was officially announced. "There's a bigger goal here, I believe, and that's winning games.'' The Orioles have done that versus Toronto (24-24),...
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