“If something's not broken, he might have the strongest hand ever,” Jays starting pitcher Chad Jenkins said.
Hunter, who said the pitch hit off the upper palm of his hand, had the hand wrapped after the game. Showalter said X-rays performed following the game were negative.
“I think it will be all right,” Hunter said. “Hopefully it’s not very sore. Hopefully the swelling goes down and stays down. We’ll check it out tomorrow. I think I’ll be all right.
Wieters gave the Orioles a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth with a two-run, two-out double down the right-field line. Before Wieters’ clutch ninth-inning hit, the Orioles were 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position. They stranded 12 runners on the game.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones homered in all four games of the series, including a solo shot off reliever Aaron Loup in the seventh.
Jones’ 10th homer of the season was his ninth at the Rogers Centre since the start of the 2012 season, the most of any opposing player in that span. He’s also hit 20 career homers against the Blue Jays, the third-most of any player since 2006, when Jones made his big league debut.
Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez held the Blue Jays to one run over 5 2/3 innings. He was one out shy of recording his second quality start since going on the disabled list with a right thumb blister.
In 16 career starts against AL East teams, Gonzalez is 9-3 with a 3.64 ERA. Gonzalez has also compiled a 3.03 ERA on the road since the beginning of the 2012 season, the second-best mark of an AL pitcher with a minimum of 75 innings, trailing only Seattle’s Felix Hernandez (3.01).