"This is the best win for us, no question," Mazzilli said.
"It was real good."
David Newhan tied a career high with four hits, including a
go-ahead double in Baltimore's eight-run eighth inning, and the
Orioles rallied for an 11-7 victory Sunday.
Newhan went 4-for-5 and Melvin Mora drove in three runs for the
Orioles, who won their fourth straight series by taking three of
four from Toronto. Baltimore has won 11 of 13 overall, but had to
rally from a 7-1 deficit.
"We never think we're out of the game," Mora said.
After Mora hit an RBI single in the fifth and added a sacrifice
fly off Kevin Frederick in the seventh to cut it to 7-3, the
Orioles sent 12 men to the plate in the eighth.
Pinch-hitter Javy Lopez hit a two-run double off Vinnie Chulk
(0-3) and Brian Roberts hit a two-run single, tying it at 7. Newhan
followed with a go-ahead double off Jason Frasor. Miguel Tejada and
B.J. Surhoff later hit run-scoring singles and Karim Garcia added a
sacrifice fly to give Baltimore an 11-7 lead.
The eight runs in the inning were a season-high for the Orioles,
and the most runs Toronto has allowed in an inning this season.
"Miggy kept us up. He kept talking, telling his to stay with
the game," Newhan said.
Buddy Groom (3-0) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win.
Chulk gave up five runs -- four earned -- while recording just one
Carlos Delgado hit a three-run homer for the Blue Jays, who have
lost 10 of 12 to fall 20 games below .500 (49-69). Toronto is 2-5
since John Gibbons replaced the fired Carlos Tosca as manager.
"I've been part of games like this as a player, and I've seen
them as a coach," Gibbons said. "They're tough losses, and if you
let it, they can destroy you"
Newhan tripled in the first and scored on Mora's RBI grounder,
but Hudson and Rios hit consecutive singles in the bottom half
before Delgado hit his 19th homer off Orioles starter Daniel
The Blue Jays sent 10 to the plate in fourth and scored four
Chris Gomez added an RBI single, giving Toronto and starter Matt
Bush a 7-1 lead.
Bush gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings, but the
Blue Jays' bullpen couldn't hold the big lead.
Cabrera allowed seven runs -- all earned -- and eight hits in just
3 2-3 innings.
As part of a promotion that allowed fans to bring their
dogs to the ballpark, 275 dogs were in the stands. ... Delgado has
11 homers and 27 RBI in 34 games since returning from the disabled
list. He missed 33 games with a strained rub cage. ... Johnson
robbed Brian Roberts of extra bases with a leaping grab at the wall
in right-center in the first. ... Baltimore's Rafael Palmeiro hit
his 561st double, surpassing Eddie Murray for 16th on the all-time
list. ... Roberts doubled in his seventh straight game. He's the
first player to do that since Delgado did it July 22-29, 2000. ...
Newhan has had four hits in a game five times in his career.