Toronto Blue Jays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 3-2

TORONTO -- J.R. House has had five surgeries.

He has spent parts of eight years in the minors, while getting only a handful of major league at-bats. He took a year off from the sport to play high-level college football.

Nobody needs to tell the newest Oriole how cruel the game of baseball can be.

When House arrived at Rogers Centre yesterday, he was still accepting congratulations after his first major league home run Saturday helped power the Orioles to a victory ov...

Mistake costs O's

The Orioles appeared to be in business in the 10th inning when pinch hitter J.R. House singled to right, with Brian Roberts advancing to third. The Orioles would have had runners on first and third with one out and Nick Markakis at the plate. However, on House's hit, John McDonald caught Alex Rios' throw and threw behind House at first, nailing him for the second out. Markakis then grounded out to end the inning, and the Blue Jays won in the bottom of ...