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Orioles strike out 12 times against Marco Estrada in 3-1 loss to Blue Jays in series finale

Orioles strike out 12 times against Marco Estrada in 3-1 loss to Blue Jays in series finale

The Orioles had a chance to complete a three-game sweep of the last-place Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, but Jays right-hander Marco Estrada clearly had other ideas.

Estrada pitched a very strong 7 2/3 innings and tied a career high with 12 strikeouts on the way to a 3-1 victory before an announced 36,632 at Oriole Park.

The O’s managed just five hits off Estrada and scored their only run in the fourth inning on a solo home run by Adam Jones, who had three of those hits. They had seven hits in all, including two each by Trey Mancini and Mark Trumbo.

“He was on today,’’ Jones said. “A lot of guys had some good at-bats. He was tough. You tip your cap to him and go on to...

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