TORONTO (AP) — Alek Manoah pitched six shutout innings to extend his streak to 12, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered and had three RBIs, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-1 Monday night.
Santiago Espinal had two hits and drove in three runs as the Blue Jays pounded out a season-high 19 hits, including seven in a seven-run fifth inning.
Manoah (8-1) has won three straight starts and four consecutive decisions. He pitched six scoreless innings to beat the Royals in his previous start on June 7 at Kansas City.
“I thought I threw the ball well,” Manoah said. “I was able to attack the zone, I was able to kind of keep them off balance. I had the sinker, some good changeups in there, too, four-seamer and slider.”
Toronto is 25-7 in Manoah’s 32 career starts. He’s 10-0 with a 1.99 ERA in 15 career home starts.
Guerrero led off the eighth with his 15th home run, a 432-foot drive off right-hander Rico Garcia.
A win at Kansas City on Sunday gave the Orioles back-to-back victories for the first time since May 22-23, but Baltimore never came close to winning three straight for the second time this season.
Manoah allowed one hit, Jorge Mateo’s leadoff single in the third. He walked one and struck out seven.
“He’s been doing this all year,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said.
Manoah lowered his ERA to 1.67 after his fourth scoreless outing of 2022.
“He gets tougher when he has to, makes a big pitch when he has to,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said of Manoah. “That’s why, right now, he’s probably one of the best pitchers in baseball, because he does that, he limits the damage.”
Toronto’s George Springer singled and scored on Alejandro Kirk’s two-out hit in the first, then doubled and scored on Guerrero’s base…