The Blue Jays played the final game of a four-game series against the Orioles at Western New York. After winning the first three, Toronto were looking to sweep Baltimore.
That didn't go as planned, as the Orioles outlasted the Blue Jays in an 11-inning marathon. Jose Iglesias’ heads-up play to field a cutoff throw to no one and throw a relay to catcher Chance Sisco for the tag out at home gave the away team a 4-3 win.
SANTANDER ➡️ IGLESIAS ➡️ BALL GAME! pic.twitter.com/EfCnf5QyCJ— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) August 31, 2020
“Incredible, instinctive, veteran type of play,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “Iggy recognized that we weren’t quite in the right spot and just sprinted over there and made a heck of a catch, whirl, and throw to the plate. Just a great play by a really great defensive player.”
The Orioles bullpen didn’t suffer on the field sans Castro, as it totaled 8 ⅔ innings of four-hit ball. It allowed just one run, which was unearned.
After Keegan Akin’s 4 ⅓ inning performance in the first start of his major league career, the Orioles’ bullpen held and kept the Blue Jays off the board until extra innings.
With this win, Baltimore snapped a five-game losing streak. They dropped a pair to Tampa Bay and three in a row at Buffalo.