However, the Orioles could have used some clutch hitting to go along with the good defense. Facing soft-tossing left-hander Brad Mills, the Orioles drew back-to-back walks in the third inning. But Jones, who hit a towering two-run homer off Mills in the first, flied out on his first pitch, and Vladimir Guerrero lined into a double play.
Mills then issued back-to-back one-out walks in the sixth. Matt Wieters cut the Orioles' deficit to one with an RBI single on a ball that ate up Lawrie. Toronto manager John Farrell, who would be ejected an inning later by home plate umpire Brian Knight, removed Mills and brought in lefty Luis Perez. He retired Reimold and Bell to end the sixth.