Kendrys Morales

Orioles score twice in first inning, hang on to beat Blue Jays, 2-1, and end slide at six games

Orioles score twice in first inning, hang on to beat Blue Jays, 2-1, and end slide at six games

Realizing how difficult it’s been for the Orioles to score runs in recent days, when right-hander Kevin Gausman was staked a two-run lead when he first took the mound at the Rogers Centre in the first inning, he treated as if that was all the offense he’d get.

That ended up being the case, but Gausman held up his end, holding the Toronto Blue Jays to one run over seven innings, setting the tone for a 2-1 victory in which the Orioles ended their six-game losing streak and avoided being swept out of Toronto.

“Once we scored those two runs, I told myself, hey, those are your runs, that’s all you’re going to get today,” Gausman said. “And you know, unfortunately, that’s the way it...

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