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Recap: Blue Jays 5, Orioles 1

Blue Jays 5, Orioles 1: Drew Hutchison allowed just one hit over 8 2/3 innings as host Toronto snapped a four-game losing streak and pulled within four games of American League East leader Baltimore.

Hutchison (8-9) retired the first four hitters he faced before giving up a solo homer to Chris Davis, then set down the next 22 hitters before walking Nick Markakis with two outs in the ninth, finishing with eight strikeouts. Jose Bautista finished 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs, and Melky Cabrera added three hits as the Blue Jays established a one-game advantage for the second AL wild-card spot.

Davis homered in the second to account for Baltimore's offense, as the Orioles dropped to 7-3 in their past 10 contests. Wei-Yin Chen (12-4) saw his five-start winning streak end, giving up four runs on eight hits in five innings.

Toronto scored a pair of runs in the first on back-to-back two-out singles from Dioner Navarro and Danny Valencia. Davis connected with one out in the second on his 19th homer to bring the Orioles within 2-1, but Cabrera doubled with two outs in the bottom of the frame and Bautista launched a 1-2 pitch over the left-field fence to make it 4-1.

Bautista's two-out double in the sixth off T.J. McFarland plated Munenori Kawasaki to extend the Toronto lead to 5-1. Hutchison, who had surrendered 18 runs on 26 hits in his past 17 2/3 innings, threw 76 of his 115 pitches for strikes before Casey Janssen came on to get the final out.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hutchison has allowed two runs in 28 innings over four starts against the Orioles this season. ... Toronto 3B Brett Lawrie underwent an MRI Wednesday and did not play after he left Tuesday's contest with tightness in his back. ... Davis homered for the second consecutive night.