American League Game Summary - Baltimore at Toronto
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - John McDonald drove in three runs to back seven strong innings from Shaun Marcum as Toronto downed Baltimore 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep.
Adam Lind went 3-for-4 with a run scored and John Buck was 2-for-3 with a walk and scored twice for the Blue Jays, who took the season series, 15-3.
Marcum (13-8) yielded a lone unearned run on four hits and two walks while fanning seven for Toronto, which has won 14 straight games at Rogers Centre over the visitors since August 8, 2009.
Rick VandenHurk (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits while walking two and striking out five in his first AL start for the Orioles, who have lost four in a row.
"Last time I pitched, I attacked the zone a little better than I did today," said the Dutch-born right-hander. "I was getting in some deep counts and that ran my pitch count higher than I wanted to."
Adam Jones finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in a losing cause.
Shawn Camp was handed a four-run lead in the eighth but couldn't make it through the frame. Ty Wigginton and Luke Scott singled with one out before Felix Pie bounced into a fielder's choice to put runners at the corners with two outs.
Jones singled to left to plate Wigginton and chase Camp from the game. Jason Frasor took over and squashed the rally by striking out Matt Wieters. The right-hander set the Orioles down in turn in the ninth to record his fourth save.
The Blue Jays manufactured a run in the first inning when Travis Snider drew a leadoff walk, stole second base and scored on a two-out single by Vernon Wells. Baltimore answered in the top half of the second with a Wieters sacrifice fly that scored Jones.
Buck walked to start the home second, moved to second on a Lind base hit, to third on a VandenHurk throwing error and scored on a McDonald sacrifice fly.
The hosts scored for a third straight inning when Jose Bautista was hit by a pitch and came around on Lyle Overbay's two-out double to center field.
Alfredo Simon retired the first batter he faced in the fifth and was thrown out of the game after hitting Bautista, the next hitter he encountered, and was replaced by Matt Albers.
Toronto added to its lead in the sixth on a two-out, two-run single by McDonald, who was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double.
"I was glad we were able to back up Shaun the way he pitched and finish off Baltimore the way we did," McDonald said. "It was just nice to be able to contribute."