It took eleven innings, but the Orioles ended the season on a high note after sweeping the Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-4 win on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.
Starter Jeremy Guthrie (10-17) pitched into the eighth inning but took a no-decision. Guthrie allowed three solo home runs and finished the season with 35 taters allowed, the most in the league. It was the first time Guthrie pitched 200 innings in his career. He finished with the most victories on the team, but the most losses in the league...
The Birds played small-ball in the 11th inning to win the game...after a lead-off single, the next two batters bunted to move the runner up...the Jays committed two costly throwing errors to give the O's a walk-off win with just one hit in the inning...hopefully Dave Trembley will try this more often in 2010.
Nick Markakis hit a two-run bomb in the first inning, his 18th, and finished the season with a team-leading 101 RBIs.
I'll be back for one more post this season...the "O's Year-in-Review"...later this week.