Baltimore Orioles defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 4-1

ROBERTS EXITS In the second inning, Toronto catcher Rod Barajas slid into Brian Roberts on a double, causing the Orioles' second baseman to hobble away with a bruised left shin.

After being checked out by the team's medical staff, Roberts stayed in the game. But on his run-scoring triple in the seventh, Roberts clearly couldn't run at top speed. He scored the Orioles' fourth run but was later replaced by Robert Andino.

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Toronto reliever B.J. R...

The rain was coming down hard enough that Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie lost the ability to feel the baseball at a time when he most needed his best stuff. A one-run seventh-inning lead, which Guthrie had already worked so hard to protect, was in danger with two Toronto Blue Jays on base and the hot-hitting Aaron Hill striding up to bat.

"He was the last guy I wanted to see come to the plate in that situation," Orioles catcher Gregg Zaun said.

Guthrie got Hill to gr...