TORONTO (AP) -Baltimore catcher
knows his team can't afford to watch four-run leads turn into one-run losses.
misplayed a grounder at shortstop in the bottom of the ninth and the
Toronto Blue Jays
scored five times in the final three innings to beat the Orioles 7-6 on Tuesday night.
''These are the kind of games you can't lose,'' Hernandez said. ''It's really hard to lose a game when you're winning going
into the seventh by four or five runs.''
It was Toronto's first walk-off victory since a 2-1 win over the
New York Yankees
last Sept. 13.
''We needed a game like that, a come-from-behind game, as far as getting the club rolling,''
said. ''Hopefully it will give us a boost.''
Rios drew a one-out walk off right-hander
(2-3), then stole second and went to third on a throwing error by Hernandez as
''It was a breaking ball down,'' Hernandez said. ''I tried to throw as quick as I could. Rios runs pretty good. I ended up
trying to be too quick and throwing it away.''
was intentionally walked to bring up
, whose grounder went off Bynum's glove and through his legs into left field, scoring Rios.
Orioles manager Dave Trembley said there was no excuse for his team's late-game gaffes.
''It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out,'' Trembley said. ''If you're going to give them five outs late in the
ball game, they're going to score a run and they're going to be beat you.''
A testy Bynum was in no mood to discuss the play afterward.
''If you watched the game you know what happened, so what do you want to talk about?'' he snapped.
Bynum entered the game as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the ninth after
in the top of the inning.
left after four innings with a sore right shoulder and will have an MRI Wednesday. He allowed four runs, though only two were
earned, on four hits.
''It's been tender, but tonight it really started barking on me,'' McGowan said. ''It just went a little overboard.''
B.J. Ryan (2-3) worked a perfect ninth after the
came back from a 6-2 deficit.
''This is a huge one,'' Toronto's
said. ''We need a bunch more like this in order to get back in this thing.''
left in the seventh after two of the first three batters reached safely.
came on and got
to fly out, but loaded the bases with a walk before
hit a three-run triple and Wells followed with a game-tying single.
''They showed a lot of patience,'' Trembley said. ''Sarfate was getting behind, they fouled off some pitches. They made him
come across the plate, they didn't chase pitches out of the strike zone.''
Cabrera allowed four runs, six hits and four walks in 6 1-3 innings.
''He worked way too hard tonight,'' Trembley said. ''He just didn't seem to get in any kind of rhythm early.''
's solo shot in the first was his 18th of the year, but Toronto tied it in the bottom half on Wells' RBI single.
Baltimore scored two unearned runs in the third when Rolen couldn't come up with
' leadoff grounder to third. Jones took third on Fahey's sacrifice and scored on a wild pitch before
walked, stole second, went to third on an infield single by
and scored on Huff's sacrifice fly.
Baltimore made it 4-1 in the fourth on Jones' double, but Toronto got one back in the bottom of the inning when
hit an RBI single.
Markakis made it 6-2 in the seventh with a two-run single off left-hander