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Blue Jays Beat Bundy, O’s

August 21, 2018 - 11:51 pm

By Austin Medina   

It just gets worse and worse for Dylan Bundy and the Orioles.

After becoming the first team this season eliminated from the playoffs, Baltimore finds themselves more than 50 games back of first place in the AL East.

Facing off with the Blue Jays, both teams are at the bottom of the division. Even still, there’s a significant gap between Toronto and the woeful O’s. Toronto is 20 games up on Baltimore after their 8-2 victory in Rogers Centre Tuesday night.

Bundy went just four innings, allowing seven runs (including three homeruns).

Kendrys Morales had an amazing showing, starting the Blue Jays with a 1-0 lead on an RBI single in the 1st.

Caleb Joseph responded with an RBI single of his own in the 2nd to tie the game at 1-1.

Aledmys Diaz hit the first of three homeruns off Bundy to give the Jays a one-run lead. In the bottom of the 4th inning, newly acquired Billy McKinney (traded from New York to Toronto for J.A. Happ) roped a two-run single to give Toronto extra cushion.

New call up Cedric Mullins has shown he belongs in the major leagues, as he fought back with a solo homerun to cut the deficit to 5-2.

Bundy’s night ended in the 5th inning, after allowing back-to-back homers to Justin Smoak and Morales. Ryan Meisinger came on in relief and surrendered a homerun of his own to McKinney.

The O’s lost to Toronto in the first game of the series 8-2. Toronto, who is coming off a brutal sweep at the hands of the Yankees, look to sweep the two-game stand against Baltimore.

David Hess (2-7, 5.95 ERA) gets the nod tomorrow in Toronto.