Edwin Encarnacion, Colby Rasmus return in Jays loss

Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run against the Orioles in the...

Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run against the Orioles in the fifth inning in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (Jon Blacker/Reuters)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:45 PM ET

TORONTO - The Blue Jays lineup had more of a big league look against Buck Showalter's Baltimore Orioles what with the return of Edwin Encarnacion and Colby Rasmus to the lineup.

Encarnacion has missed the past four games due to soreness in his left wrist while Rasmus has been absent since suffering a left oblique strain Aug. 11.

Encarnacion has been a potent force for a second consecutive season with his 28 doubles, 36 home runs and team-leading 104 RBIs.

Rasmus, meanwhile, despite not having any rehab games, stepped right back in and in his second at-bat of the night drilled a solo shot to right to help the Jays open a 3-0 lead. Adam Lind had put the Jays up 2-0 in the fourth with a two-run homer, his 20th of the season.

Rasmus added a single in the seventh in an 11-pitch battle with lefty reliever T.J. McFarland.

It was all for naught, though, as the Orioles scored three in the seventh following a dubious decision by John Gibbons to yank starter Todd Redmond who had allowed just three hits, and won it 5-3 courtesy of Chris Davis' 50th homer of the season, the first of two Baltimore runs in the eighth.


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