Gregg blows save as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-4
Friday, September 9, 2011
TORONTO (AP) -- Pinch-hitter J.P. Arencibia hit a game-winning single with two out in the ninth as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Orioles 5-4 on Saturday, snapping Baltimore's winning streak at three games.
Trailing 4-3 to begin the inning, Toronto's David Cooper struck out against Clay Rapada before Orioles manager Buck Showalter called closer Kevin Gregg (0-3) in to finish. Gregg struck out Brett Lawrie but couldn't close it out, walking Kelly Johnson, giving up a single to Jose Molina and hitting pinch-hitter Adam Loewen to load the bases. The closer then uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Johnson to score the tying run. Arencibia followed with a game-winning single to left.
The blown save was Gregg's seventh in 27 chances.