Baltimore Orioles defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 9-5

A recap of the Orioles' 9-5 victory over the Blue Jays yesterday:

HATS OFF

The boos started raining down on A.J. Burnett during the Orioles' five-run fifth inning, and they didn't stop until Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walked to the mound to relieve his starter to a chorus of cheers. As Burnett walked off the mound, the jeers resumed, prompting the pitcher to tip his cap to the crowd. Burnett, a Baltimore County resident, had never lost to the Orioles before yeste...

TORONTO -- When the top of the fifth inning finally ended yesterday, Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie burst out of the dugout and ran briskly to the mound. He didn't want to waste any time protecting the kind of lead he has waited for all season.

Finally, the Orioles' bats gave some support to their No. 1 starter, battering nemesis A.J. Burnett for eight runs. Guthrie rewarded them with another fine effort, pitching seven innings of one-run ball in a 9-5 victory over the ...