Jays still can't catch ... a break

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie fires to first to retire Baltimore Orioles baserunner,...

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie fires to first to retire Baltimore Orioles baserunner, Adam Jones during the third inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore, Maryland April 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Doug Kapustin)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:15 PM ET

It's a simple enough game. Throw the ball. Hit the ball. Catch the ball.

The Blue Jays haven't quite figured out that last bit.

As has so often happened this season, Toronto wasted a fine job of pitching by kicking the ball around at crucial points in what turned into a 2-1 walkoff win by the Baltimore Orioles.

Nick Markakis delivered a bases-loaded single off Aaron Loup in the bottom of the ninth to give Baltimore the victory in the opener of this three-game series, but it was a throwing error by Jays' shortstop Munenori Kawasaki that allowed Markakis to get to the plate.

Baltimore's other run also scored on a miscue when a wild pitch by starter J.A. Happ allowed runners to move up in the sixth inning, giving Chris Davis a chance to drive in a run with a sacrifice fly.


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