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O's: Rich runs out of gas

Rich Hill ran his pitch count up in a hurry and lost the strike zone in the fourth inning, allowing the Toronto Blue Jays to snap out of their weeklong offensive slump to score six times and break open the game. Looks like the Orioles will come up empty for the fifth time this year when they've had an opportunity to sweep a three-game series.

It didn't look good at the outset, with Roy Halladay on the mound for the Blue Jays, but Luke Scott kept hope alive for awhile when he gave the Orioles the lead with a two-run homer in the second. Hill retired the Jays in order in the third, but could not get out of the fourth. He lasted 3 1/3 and gave up seven runs (six earned) on six hits and walked three. He threw 73 pitches, of which just 43 were strikes.


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