Blue Jays lose 6-2 in first meeting of the season with the Orioles

After losing some ground in the AL East standings by dropping three of four to the New York Yankees, the Blue Jays had an opportunity to shake up the standings tonight in starting a three-game series with the Orioles. The Jays were unable to take advantage at least on Friday night, as the Orioles hit three home runs in a 6-2 win at Rogers Centre.
Toronto was frustratingly bad against Kyle Gibson, but they were able to put an end to Yennier Cano’s scoreless innings streak to begin his season. Unfortunately, that kind of thing won’t earn you a win or a loss, and Toronto would suffer their fourth loss in five games.
Blue Jays Nation’s Player of the Game: Kevin Kiermaier
Kiermaier was 1-for-4 tonight, but his one hit was the first hit allowed from Cano on his changeup. He would eventually come around to score on an RBI groundout from Bo Bichette, serving as the first earned run to cross the plate for Cano this year. Cano had only allowed four hits through 21.2 innings to begin his 2023 campaign.
Kiermaier also had a stand-out defensive play in the 2nd inning, throwing out Ryan McKenna …

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Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation

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