Series: Game 3 of 3

Baltimore won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, August 18
Game 2: Saturday, August 19
Game 3: Sunday, August 20

Blue Jays 9

(66-58, 28-34 away)

Orioles 2

(55-69, 32-32 home)

    1:35 PM ET, August 20, 2006

    Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 

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    TOR 220120020 9 11 0
    BAL 000001100 2 5 1

    W: R. Halladay (16-3)

    L: E. Bedard (12-9)

    Jays' Halladay gets major league-best 16th victory

    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Roy Halladay retired the first 16 batters in earning his major league-leading 16th win, and the Toronto Blue Jays hit three homers in a 9-2 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

    Halladay (16-3) allowed two runs, four hits and a walk in seven innings, striking out two. The right-hander was perfect until rookie Brandon Fahey grounded a single up the middle with one out in the sixth.

    Elias Says
    Roy Halladay
    Roy Halladay retired the first 16 batters he faced in the Blue Jays' 9-2 win at Baltimore, matching the longest such streak of his career to begin a game. Halladay is one of four American League pitchers (along with Casey Janssen, Josh Beckett, and Scott Elarton) who were perfect through 5 1/3 innings of a game this season, but none of them retired the 17th batter.

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    Halladay was replaced after throwing 98 pitches and with Toronto comfortably in command. The 2003 AL Cy Young Award winner is 14-4 lifetime against Baltimore and 3-0 with a 2.76 ERA this year.

    Troy Glaus, Bengie Molina and Reed Johnson homered for the Blue Jays, who salvaged the finale of the three-game series after losing 7-2 and 15-0.

    Miguel Tejada hit his 22nd homer for the Orioles, whose season-high four-game winning streak ended. Baltimore scored 34 runs in its previous three games before being held to five hits by Halladay and relievers Jeremy Accardo and B.J. Ryan.

    Orioles starter Erik Bedard (12-9) gave up seven runs, five earned, and seven hits in five innings. The left-hander is 0-3 in five starts since winning seven straight from June 16-July 23.

    Toronto went up 2-0 in the first inning, when Vernon Wells drew a two-out walk and Glaus followed with his 33rd homer. The Blue Jays added two unearned runs in the second, courtesy of a throwing error by Bedard on a sacrifice bunt by John McDonald.

    A leadoff double by Lyle Overbay and a successful squeeze by McDonald made it 5-0 in the fourth. Bedard got two outs in the fifth before Glaus singled and Molina hit the next pitch over the center-field wall.

    The Orioles, who hit only three balls out of the infield in the first five innings, finally broke through in the sixth. After Fahey's one-out single, Chris Widger walked and Brian Roberts singled to load the bases before Nick Markakis drove in a run with a fielder's choice.

    Tejada connected in the seventh, only the fourth homer allowed by Halladay in his last 10 starts.

    Johnson hit his career-high 11th home run off Russ Ortiz to make it 9-2 in the eighth. Before the homer, Johnson struck out three times and hit into a double play.

    Game notes

    Molina has 11 RBI in his last 12 starts. Against Bedard, he's 9-for-19 (.474) with five RBI lifetime. ... Toronto won the season series 11-8. ... Overbay had three hits and is 19-for-47 (.404) over his last 13 games. ... Tejada has hit in nine straight games (13-for-35, .371).

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