TORONTO — Rookie Adeiny Hechavarria drove in the go-ahead run with a bunt single, Rajai Davis homered and had three RBIs and the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 6-4 Wednesday night to knock Baltimore out of a first-place tie.
The Orioles fell a game behind the Yankees in the AL East a day after tying them. Adam Jones hit a solo home run and Mark Reynolds had a two-run drive off Casey Janssen in the ninth, his sixth in six games for Baltimore.
The Orioles return home today for a pivotal seven-game homestand that begins with four against New York, followed by three against the Rays. The three teams are separated by 2½ games.
Yunel Escobar led off the seventh with a broken bat double and moved up on Kelly Johnson's bunt hit. With one out, Hechavarria put down a safety squeeze. Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez charged and tried to scoop the ball to the plate with his glove, but it rolled past Matt Wieters as Escobar slid in, giving the Blue Jays their first lead in September.