When Nolan Reimold's three-run homer landed in the left-field seats in the 11th inning, the Orioles had their first three-game winning streak this season. It was their first three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays at home since May 9-11, 1994, and the first over an American League club since April 4-7 last year against the Seattle Mariners. The Orioles had been 0-24 this year when trailing after the seventh inning.
FOR THE RECORD - An article in Thursday's Sports section incorrectly said the Orioles had accomplished their first home sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays since 1994. The Orioles swept the Blue Jays at home in 2007. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.
ANDINO THE BAMBINO
Robert Andino entered Wednesday with just seven hits all season. By the end of the game, he had 11 and the first four-hit day of his career. Andino singled in the third, fifth and seventh innings off Blue Jays starter Roy Halladay. He then added a fourth hit, an RBI single, in the eighth.
The Orioles will begin a four-game series against the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers tonight at Camden Yards with rookie right-hander David Hernandez making his major league debut. Right-hander Armando Galarraga (3-4, 5.74) will start for the Tigers.