Blue Jays AL East Recap: Jays continue to hang tough

Jun 12, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Jason Grilli (37) celebrates with catcher Russell Martin (55) after defeating the Baltimore Orioles 10-9 at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 12, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Jason Grilli (37) celebrates with catcher Russell Martin (55) after defeating the Baltimore Orioles 10-9 at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /

Orioles hold on despite tough weekend
Baltimore Orioles: 36-26

The Baltimore Orioles were riding a three-game win streak after sweeping the Royals heading into their weekend set with the Blue Jays. After extending that streak to four, the Jays struck back and won the next three, winning a key division series against them.

Because of this, the Orioles once again fell into a tie with the Boston Red Sox. While their offence was as fearsome as it ever was, they were not able to break through the last three games of the series this weekend.

No aspect of their team was really to blame for their late week losses as the offence continued to shine, and the bullpen held tough against the resurgent Blue Jays. The starting pitching was not on par with the rest of the team, but neither was their opponent’s. The Orioles’ Chris Davis smashed homers in five consecutive games and will look to carry a worthy offence as they attempt to shake off the Red Sox this week. They will then attempt to exact revenge against the Blue Jays at Camden yards to finish off their week.

Final Takeaway:

The late weekend losses were not indicative of the caliber of team the Orioles possess. Everything was firing on all cylinders, and will continue as they look to set themselves apart from the rest of the AL East.

Next: Red Sox make the most of a down week