Blue Jays to go for 3-game sweep of Orioles


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Left-hander Tommy Milone (1-2, 4.00) starts for the Orioles, and he’s been up and down. He has been inconsistent overall but helped a Baltimore pitching staff that has missed top starter John Means.

Milone is 0-2 with a 5.21 career record in three starts vs. the Jays.

Baltimore has been strong on offense for much of the season, thanks to players like Anthony Santander, who banged out two more homers in Tuesday’s loss.

The outfielder ran his hitting streak to 13 games and raised his batting average to .298.

Mistakes in the 10th inning hurt the Orioles and doomed their chances of a win on Tuesday.

With one out and runners on second and third, first baseman Chris Davis was charged with an error on a tough throw home, which let Shaw scored with the winning run.

Then, in the bottom of the inning, Dwight Smith began the inning on second base. One out later, Cedric Mullins singled to center, but Smith ran through a stop sign and got nabbed after a rundown between third and home.

The Orioles lost a key player for a short period of time Tuesday when they put starting shortstop Jose Iglesias on the 10-day injured list due to a sore left quad.

The move is retroactive to Aug. 16, according to MLB.com. Iglesias is hitting .400 average with 10 RBIs in 16 games.

“We felt like it was the right thing to do,” manager Brandon Hyde said to the media, referring to the IL move. “We felt like giving him some extra days would benefit him and us for the rest of the season.”

Baltimore recalled infielder Ramon Urias from the alternate training site to fill in for Iglesias.

–Field Level Media

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