Series: Game 4 of 4

Toronto won 3-1

Game 1: Monday, June 12
Game 2: Tuesday, June 13
Game 3: Wednesday, June 14
Game 4: Thursday, June 15

Orioles 2

(30-38, 11-21 away)

Blue Jays 4

(37-29, 23-14 home)

    12:37 PM ET, June 15, 2006

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    TOR 01000201 - 4 7 0

    W: T. Lilly (6-7)

    L: D. Cabrera (4-3)

    S: B. Ryan (17)

    Lilly, Hinske help Jays win third straight, top O's

    TORONTO (AP) -- Baltimore's Melvin Mora thinks Ted Lilly could be a lot better if he only realized how good he already is.

    Lilly pitched six scoreless innings and Eric Hinske homered to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-2 victory over the Orioles on Thursday. Lilly (6-7) allowed just four hits while striking out eight and walking four to win for the first time in four starts.

    "I'll be honest -- they have a great pitcher, but Lilly doesn't know how nasty he is," Mora said. "If only he used the fastball more. That's what he did today. He was able to locate it inside and outside."

    Lilly has been plagued by inconsistency throughout his career -- often frustrating management by seemingly pitching without a plan.

    Toronto manager John Gibbons liked what Lilly did against Baltimore.

    "He was rolling today. What I like today was that he was aggressive right out of the chute," Gibbons said. "We need that. Ted's a big part of it. We've got to get some wins out of him this year, and have us keep us in games if we are going to do anything."

    Shea Hillenbrand hit a two-run single for the Blue Jays, who tied a season high by winning their third straight. Toronto took three of four from Baltimore.

    Lilly said watching teammate Roy Halladay work quickly in his last start made him want to pitch like that.

    "He makes it look pretty easy. I would certainly rather go out there and do that and get a lot of groundballs, so I think I'm going to keep finding a way to do that," Lilly said. "Trying to locate my fastball is where I'd like to start."

    Luis Matos also said Lilly used his fastball well to keep the Orioles off balance. Baltimore threatened a few times, but couldn't get the big hit.

    Javy Lopez doubled over the head of center fielder Alex Rios in the fourth, but Kevin Millar was thrown out at the plate after shortstop Aaron Hill made a nice relay throw.

    Lilly loaded the bases in the fifth, then struck out Miguel Tejada looking on a breaking ball to end the threat.

    Jeff Conine tripled with two outs in the eighth off Justin Speier before Brian Tallet got Corey Patterson to fly out, escaping the jam.

    Reed Johnson doubled in the bottom half and scored on Troy Glaus' single off Todd Williams, giving Toronto an insurance run.

    Former Baltimore closer B.J. Ryan pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save in 18 chances. Ryan signed a five-year, $47 million contract -- the richest ever for a reliever -- in the offseason.

    The Orioles fell to 5-16 against left-handed starters this season.

    Hinkse homered in the second off Daniel Cabrera (4-3). Hillenbrand's two-run single in the sixth made it 3-0.

    Cabrera allowed three runs and six hits in five innings. He won his previous four decisions.

    The Orioles cut it to 3-2 in the seventh. Matos tripled off Scott Schoeneweis before scoring on Brian Roberts' single.

    Roberts stole second and advanced to third on Mora's single before scoring on Tejada's sacrifice fly.

    Game notes

    Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo confirmed that he and other members of the organization are scheduled to be interviewed by investigators next week as part of baseball's probe into performance-enhancing drugs. ... Toronto C Bengie Molina matched a career high by extending his hitting streak to 14 games. ... Gibbons gave CF Vernon Wells a rest, but Wells entered in the seventh. ... The Blue Jays last won three consecutive games from April 12-14.

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