One day after they were eliminated from the playoff picture the Orioles fielded a starting lineup Wednesday night more fit for late-February than late-September.
But an Orioles batting order void of much of its start power managed to record its most productive offensive night in three weeks snapping their season-high six-game losing streak with a 9-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in front of a sparse announced crowd of 23698 at Camden Yards.
Still reeling from the disappointment of missing out on the postseason the Orioles (82-76) still clinched back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1996 and 1997.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter gave starters Adam Jones Matt Wieters and Brian Roberts the night off and placed starting first baseman Chris Davis at designated hitter but the Orioles snapped a dubious streak of 21 straight games of scoring five runs or less.
The Orioles blasted Toronto pitching for four homers on the night -- including a pair of two-run homers from th...