Blue Jays avoid Baltimore sweep with extra-innings win

Toronto Blue Jays batter Edwin Encarnacion (R) is greeted by third base coach Luis Rivera after...

Toronto Blue Jays batter Edwin Encarnacion (R) is greeted by third base coach Luis Rivera after blasting a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning off of Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Josh Stinson during their MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore, Maryland April 24, 2013. (REUTERS)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:30 PM ET

The Toronto Blue Jays blew a save for the first time this season but for a change, didn’t blow the game.

After losing a 5-2 seventh-inning lead, and nearly losing the game in the 10th, Wednesday Camden Yards, the Jays rallied with two out in the 11th to nip the Baltimore Orioles 6-5, averting a three-game sweep.

After Rajai Davis had cut down the winning run at the plate to end the 10th inning, Maicer Izturis walked on four pitches against Baltimore closer Jim Johnson with the bases loaded in the top of the 11th to plate the winning run in a 6-5 Toronto win.


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