Hays and Rodriguez help the Orioles beat the Blue Jays 7-2 for 9th win in 11 games


TORONTO — Austin Hays hit two home runs and Grayson Rodriguez pitched two-run ball into the seventh inning, helping the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Monday night.

Anthony Santander and Ramón Urías also went deep as Baltimore won for the ninth time in 11 games. The Orioles are 31-11 when they hit more than one home run.

Colton Cowser added an RBI double as Baltimore improved to 12-4 against AL East opponents.

Rodriguez (6-2) allowed one earned run and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in his first win in four career starts against Toronto. He struck out four and walked none.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a solo drive for his sixth homer for the Blue Jays. Guerrero has 23 career home runs against Baltimore, his most against any opponent.

Hays hit a two-run drive to left with two out in the fourth for his first homer of the season. He led off the seventh with a first-pitch homer off Kevin Gausman.

It was Hays’ sixth career multihomer game. He hit at least 16 homers in each of the previous three seasons.

Santander connected for his 11th homer after Ryan O’Hearn walked leading off the second.

Gausman (4-4) was charged with six runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings in his first loss since April 23 at Kansas City. He allowed a season-high three homers, more than he had given up in his past nine starts combined.



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