• Summary: Troy Glaus nailed a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning to lift the Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles and create tension among Baltimore teammates.
• Hero: Glaus, who missed the previous two games because of a sore left heel, hit a two-run home run off Orioles reliever Danys Baez for the win.
• Goat: Erik Bedard. Baltimore's lefty remained winless since April 18, a span of five starts. He allowed three runs and six hits over seven innings.
• For Your Information: Jesse Litsch will make his major league debut for Toronto on Tuesday when he starts in place of Roy Halladay.
• Quotable: "We'll move past it. We didn't lose on a baserunning mistake. That's not why we lost the game. We lost the game as a team."
-- Jay Payton on his disagreement with friend and teammate Melvin Mora
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Blue Jays 5, Orioles 3
TORONTO (AP) -- Another late-inning loss led to a testy exchange
between Baltimore Orioles teammates on Monday night.
Payton, who grounded out to end the game, apparently was upset
with Mora for distracting him as Mora took third base on defensive
indifference with two out in the ninth. Payton took a called strike
on the pitch, leaving him trailing 1-2 in the count to Jeremy
"It was my fault because I went over there," Mora said.
"Maybe his eyes were blinking because I was running."
"I'm surprised at the reaction because Jay and I have been
friends for a long time. I know we're frustrated because we've lost
some games we should have won. I made a mistake in that situation
and he wasn't able to swing."
Payton said he and Mora patched things up in the clubhouse after
"We'll move past it," Payton said. "We didn't lose on a
baserunning mistake. That's not why we lost the game. We lost the
game as a team."
The confrontation came one day after Baltimore gave up six runs
in the ninth inning and lost 6-5 in Boston on Sunday.
Troy Glaus' tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth lifted the
Blue Jays to the win.
Frank Thomas drew a one-out walk and was replaced by
pinch-runner Jason Smith before Glaus drilled a 1-0 pitch from
Danys Baez (0-2) into the second deck in left for his seventh
"He's a great hitter and you can't make mistakes to those kinds
of hitters," Baez said. "I made one and I paid for it."
Glaus, who went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, was playing for the
first time since Friday, when he left a game against Tampa Bay
after just one at-bat after aggravating his sore left heel while
running out a fly ball. He missed 14 games with the same injury
earlier this season.
"Troy has been one of the marquee hitters in this game for a
number of years," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He always
produces runs. It's good to have him back."
Casey Janssen (1-0) recorded two outs to get the win and Accardo
pitched the ninth for his second save in as many chances.
Jay Gibbons hit his third homer in the second inning and Nick
Markakis added a two-run drive in the third for his fifth of the
season to help the Orioles build a 3-0 lead.
Toronto scored twice in the third and pushed across a run in the
sixth to tie it. Jason Phillips hit an RBI double and Thomas walked
with the bases loaded in the third, and Vernon Wells doubled and
scored on Glaus' single in the sixth.
Baltimore left-hander Erik Bedard remained winless since April
18, a span of five starts. He allowed three runs and six hits over
seven innings, striking out seven and walking two.
Tomo Ohka gave up three runs and five hits over five innings for
the Blue Jays. He walked two and struck out one.
Right-hander Jesse Litsch will make his major league debut for
Toronto on Tuesday when he starts in place of Roy Halladay
(appendectomy). A 24th-round pick in 2004, Litsch was 5-1 with an
0.96 ERA in six starts at Double-A New Hampshire.