Shawn Camp

Orioles fall to Blue Jays, 8-6

Orioles fall to Blue Jays, 8-6

Heading home last weekend after an exhausting and emotional three-city road trip, the Orioles were hoping to build on their four-game sweep in Minnesota.

What awaited them at Camden Yards, however, was a moving tribute to late Orioles pitcher and executive Mike Flanagan last Friday, a hurricane Saturday, a doubleheader Sunday, an extra-inning win Tuesday, a blowout defeat Wednesday, a traffic jam of epic proportions Thursday and a Toronto Blue Jays offense that feasted on Baltimore pitching all week.

After an 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays in the series rubber match Thursday, the Orioles prepared to return to the road reeling from a 3-4 homestand that started 2-0 and was filled...