After the game, Garcia, 36, seemed to realize he's on a slippery slope.
“I'm not in a situation where I can take [anything] for granted,” he said. “I need to pitch better than that. … I know for sure. I've been in the game so long. I know I need to pitch better. It's all my fault, my bad. I [didn't] pitch the way I wanted to pitch.”
The only highlight for the Orioles was second baseman Ryan Flaherty, who recorded his first multi-homer game and drove in three runs from the No. 9 spot.
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Flaherty chased Toronto starter Josh Johnson, who allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings, from the game in the seventh by hitting a two-run homer to right on a 92 mph fastball on a 0-1 count. He added a solo shot off Dustin McGowan in the ninth. Flaherty had three homers in the series.
Before the Blue Jays' offensive onslaught, the Orioles had a chance to orchestrate a rally of their own in the first inning with runners on second and third three batters into the game, but Jones chased sliders from Johnson out of the zone twice as he struck out. After the game, he called the at-bat his worst of the season.
“I got to get the guy in,” Jones said. “Take the freaking walk. But hey, I'm going up there aggressive trying to get the guy in and was unable to do it.”
After that, the Blue Jays intentionally walked first baseman Chris Davis, who has hit 12 homers against them since the beginning of the 2012 season, and then induced a foul pop-up from Matt Wieters to end the inning.
“Every time you turn on the highlights, he's doing some damage somewhere,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said of walking Davis. “We've seen plenty of that. That's key, getting out of that first inning without any runs. He's pretty good — it doesn't take much for him to flip one into the seats.”
The Orioles welcomed the end of the series, one in which Showalter was ejected from the first game, reliever Darren O'Day and Bautista engaged in a two-day war of words, and controversial calls weren't hard to find.
“We've had some things go for us,” Showalter said. “You look at it and sometimes you're on the short end of a lot of close calls. Sometimes that works out towards you. A lot of things, you make your own breaks. It was a challenge for us here but we'll turn the page. We're in the process of turning it right now as soon as I get through talking to you.”