Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/25/13
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 third baseman Ryan Flaherty -- as the Orioles added to their major league leading home run total. The club has hit 208 homers this year. Flaherty -- making his second straight start at third for injured All-Star Manny Machado – recorded his second career two-homer game and had a season-high four RBI. Making his major league debut second baseman Jonathan Schoop – the Orioles’ top position-player prospect -- singled in his first at-bat and hit his first major league homer in the sixth inning a solo blast to center field. At 21 years 344 days old Schoop became the third youngest second baseman since 1900 to homer in his major league debut according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Schoop's blast was one of three homers the Orioles hit off Toronto pitching. First baseman Steve Pearce hit his first homer since May 29 a solo homer in the fourth inning that tied the game at 3. After the Orioles fell behind 3-0 Flaherty hit his first homer in more than a month a two-run homer that landed on Eutaw Street in the third inning. He added another two-run shot in the eighth inning an opposite-field blast off left-hander Ricky Romero for his 10th homer of the season. In his final start of the season Orioles right-hander Bud Norris lasted just four innings his shortest outing in nine starts with Baltimore allowing three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks.
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