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Richmond gets win: : Blue Jays rookie Scott Richmond picked up his first career victory with six innings of four-hit ball before the game was shortened after a rain delay of 1 hour, 5 minutes. The right-hander, 29, allowed no walks and struck out three in his fifth major league start.

High mark for Waters: : Orioles starter Chris Waters' scoreless-innings streak against the Blue Jays ended at 14 2/3 when Scott Rolen hit an RBI double in the sixth to give Toronto a 1-0 lead. The rookie left-hander, 28, threw a shutout against the Blue Jays on Sept. 16 in Toronto and carried another shutout bid into the sixth last night.

Big moment for Thigpen: : Curtis Thigpen, Toronto's third catcher, hit the first homer of his big league career, a 370-foot shot to left field against Waters in the seventh. Thigpen, 25, a second-round pick by the Blue Jays in 2004, has 28 career minor league homers in five seasons.

Ten straight losses: : With last night's defeat, the Orioles have dropped 10 consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 14-28, 2004. If they lose their final two of the season, they would tie the 2002 team for the longest losing streak to end a season at 12 games.

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