Blue Jays' bats blow game open to beat O's

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) celebrates a home run in the eighth inning with...

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) celebrates a home run in the eighth inning with shortstop Jose Reyes (7) in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre Tuesday night. (Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 10:31 PM ET

It’s too early in the baseball season to get all geeked up about any series, but this IS the American League East and, well, let’s just say get used to it.

The standings tell you there’s not much to choose between first and fifth in this heavyweight division. Games like Tuesday night’s tense struggle between the Blue Jays and Orioles are going to be the norm rather than the exception.

The game came down to a battle of three-run homers. The Orioles had one – by Nelson Cruz – a and the Blue Jays answered with three of them, one by Edwin Encarnacion to tie the game and another by Brett Lawrie in the bottom of the eighth to grab the lead and another in the eighth by Melky Cabrera to seal the deal in a 9-3 Blue Jays win where the score hardly reflected the intensity of the evening.

 


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