Toronto Blue Jays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 8-4

THAT WAS FAST Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis was just 7-for-30 lifetime heading into Friday's game against Toronto ace Roy Halladay, so it figured that his hitting streak could be in jeopardy.

Markakis wasted no time disproving that theory. In the first inning, Markakis went down and drove Halladay's breaking ball into the right-field seats, his third homer of the year extending his hitting streak to a career-high-tying 17 games.

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Toronto -Roy Halladay is a five-time All-Star, a one-time Cy Young Award recipient and a two-time 20-game winner, honors that a pitcher obviously doesn't earn from just dominating one team. But make no mistake, when it comes to being controlled by the Toronto Blue Jays' ace right-hander, the Orioles are in exclusive company.

Halladay looked very ordinary against the Orioles for about the length of time it took Nick Markakis' two-run homer in the first inning to reach th...