TORONTO -- Richard Urena has burst onto the scene in Toronto this month, and the 21-year-old rookie continued to build the hype with a walk-off single off Orioles closer Zach Britton to give the Blue Jays a 3-2 win on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
Kevin Pillar walked to lead off the bottom of the ninth and moved to third on a Teoscar Hernandez single. Catcher Luke Maile drove home the tying run with a sharp grounder that just got away from third baseman Manny Machado before Urena's line drive up the middle ended it.
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The loss extends Baltimore's losing streak to six games, which hasn't done them any favors in the crowded American League Third time's the charm: The Blue Jays were knocking on the door in the bottom of the third when Urena and Josh Donaldson both flied out to the warning track with Luke Maile standing on first. Justin Smoak finally cashed him in with two outs, driving a double off the wall in right that Joey Rickard almost made a play on near the top of the wall. The two-base knock gave Smoak his 86th RBI of the season, further extending a career high.
Trumbo ties it: Mark Trumbo finally put the struggling Orioles' offense on the board in the 7th on a soft line drive into center field that scored Trey Mancini, who doubled earlier in the inning. Trumbo's single left his bat at just 71.4 mph and fell into shallow center field in front of center fielder Kevin Pillar.
Keegan Matheson is a contributor to MLB.com based in Toronto who covered the Orioles on Tuesday.
Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.
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