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TORONTO -- Toronto manager John Gibbons didnt wait for the first question at his post-game availability before offering his thoughts on the Blue Jays coming up just short in a slugfest at Rogers Centre. "Its very rare when you get 16 hits and no errors and you dont win the game, put it that way," he said. Nelson Cruz hit a grand slam and a solo homer as Baltimore pounded four home runs to outscore Toronto 10-8 on Wednesday night. The Blue Jays had three homers of their own and outhit the Orioles 16-12 but couldnt catch up after blowing an early five-run lead. Toronto loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning but Jonathan Diaz hit into a game-ending double play. "(Jonathan) hit the ball hard, it just so happens it was right at somebody," said second baseman Ryan Goins. "Well come back tomorrow and go back to grinding." Chris Davis and Matt Wieters had the other homers for the Orioles. Canadian Brett Lawrie, Jose Reyes and Goins went deep for Toronto (11-10). "You have so much respect for that offence over there," Gibbons said of the Orioles. "They keep coming at you. You never really feel good but some key outs along the way can make a difference and their guys got them." The Blue Jays, who left 11 men on base, had their chances late in the game. Josh Thole drove in a run in the seventh inning to cut Baltimores lead to two runs. With two runners on, Reyes nearly cut the deficit further when he sliced a ball into left field but it bounced a few inches outside the foul line to take away a ground-rule double. Darren ODay then struck Reyes out to keep Baltimores lead intact. Jose Bautista singled in the eighth inning but Edwin Encarnacion hit into an inning-ending double play. Baltimore reliever Tommy Hunter gave up three straight singles in the ninth before earning his sixth save as the Orioles (10-10) returned to the .500 mark. "It wasnt pretty but we got it done," Cruz said. Davis opened the scoring in the first inning with a solo homer to deep centre field off Toronto starter Dustin McGowan. The ball landed in the first row of standing-room only seats above the first deck. In the second inning, Toronto sent 10 batters to the plate and scored six runs. Lawrie, from Langley, B.C., turned on the first pitch he saw from Baltimore starter Chris Tillman (3-1) for his second three-run shot in as many games. Goins walked and Reyes followed with his first home run of the year. An inning later, Cruz -- who has driven in at least a run in each of his last six games -- launched a rainbow solo homer to the second deck in left field. McGowan was pulled in the fifth inning after loading the bases on a walk, infield single and hit batsman. "Youve got to throw strikes and that leadoff walk killed me," he said. "After that, I just kind of lost rhythm." Reliever Todd Redmond (0-2) came on and got Nick Markakis to pop up before the Orioles went to work on a six-run inning that gave them a lead they wouldnt relinquish. Cruz cleared the bases by launching a 2-1 pitch to deep left for his sixth homer of the season. Redmond gave up two more singles, a double and a sacrifice fly before J.A. Happ came on to record the final out. Goins cut into the lead in the sixth inning with his first homer but Wieters tacked on another run in the seventh with a solo shot, his fourth homer of the year. McGowan gave up five hits, six earned runs, and one walk while striking out five batters. The veteran right-hander said he has been feeling a little more fatigued than usual as he adjusts to life as a starter again. "My body just feels like it runs out of steam just a little bit," he said. "I shouldnt be feeling that. I should be at the point where I can go 90-100 (pitches), especially the way my arm feels -- it feels great." McGowan has had just one quality start this season since moving back to the rotation from the bullpen. He threw 70 pitches on the night, 43 of them for strikes. Tillman pitched 5 2-3 innings, allowing nine hits, seven earned runs and two walks with seven strikeouts. Announced attendance was 15,202 and the game took three hours 11 minutes to play. Notes: Cruz has seven career grand slams. ... Baltimores four-homer night was a season-high. ... Drew Hutchison (1-1) is scheduled to start the series finale Thursday night for the Blue Jays. The Orioles will counter with fellow right-hander Bud Norris. ... Toronto will wrap up its six-game homestand with a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox. ... Lawrie has five home runs on the season. ... Bautista has reached base safely in all 21 games this year. He also leads the major leagues with 27 walks. ... The Orioles left five men on base. Fake Yeezy 350 Citrin . 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With Reyes nursing his hamstring injury, look for Goins and Maicer Izturis to handle the middle infield spots. The Jays have also called up 28-year-old utility man Jonathan Diaz, who has a .230 batting average with 14 home runs in eight minor league seasons. Reyes is not the only notable player hurt. Heres an update on some of the more significant players injured as the season gets underway: Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Los Angeles - The best pitcher on the planet has been bothered by a back injury, even though he had a stellar first start (1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 2/3 IP) in Australia, and it will likely keep him out at least a couple of starts. The Dodgers dont need a fifth starter until April 19, so they can make do, and will have veteran Josh Beckett set to join the rotation in the meantime. Yu Darvish, RHP, Texas - The Rangers ace is coming back from neck tightness and may be ready to join the rotation next week. The Rangers rotation could really use Darvish, and possibly Colby Lewis, as Lewis attempts to come back from a surgically-repaired hip. Matt Kemp, CF, Los Angeles - The 29-year-old who has missed 145 games in the past two seasons, Kemp says hes ready to return as soon as possible. He is recovering from ankle surgery and is eligible to come off the DL on April 4; in the meantime, Andre Ethier will get the playing time in centre for the Dodgers. Cole Hamels, LHP, Philadelphia - Shoulder tendinitis caused Hamels trouble early in spring training and hes behind as a result, but is making progress now. He still has some minor-league starts to work through as he rehabs, and could return as soon as late April. Manny Machado, 3B, Baltimore - The rising star is still recovering from October knee surgery and, considering he is already the best fielding third baseman on the planet, there will be some letdown until he returns which, according to the Baltimore Sun, is apparently sometime in late April. While Machado is out, Ryan Flaherty, who has 16 home runs and a .653 OPS in 163 career games, starts at third for the Orioles. Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP, Seattle - Out with a torn tendon in his middle finger, Iwakuma has been cleared to resume throwing and will begin building strength in his arm to get where he needs to be as a starter. Hes likely to miss the first month of the season as he rehabs. Taijuan Walker, RHP, Seattle - A shoulder impingement has halted the progress of the Mariners top pitching prospect, but has resumed throwing and may only miss the first few weeks of the season. With Iwakuma and Walker out, LHP Roenis Elias and veteran RHP Chris Young have landed a couple of rotation spots to start the year. Mat Latos, RHP, Cincinnati - Still recovering from knee surgery, Latos doesnt seem that far away, as hes set to make a rehab start in Double-A this week. If that means he misses a couple starts for the Reds before coming off the DL in mid-April, thats not the end of the world. Jhoulys Chacin, RHP, Colorado - Effectively, the ace of the Rockies staff, is coming back from a shoulder strain, but is expected to miss the first month of the season. With Chacin out, Franklin Morales is one of the pitchers that will get a turn in the rotation. Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Cincinnati - After taking a line drive off the head, Chapman is making progress and appears to be on track to recover, though he has yet to be cleared to resume throwing, that could come in the next couple weeks. In the meantime, with Jonathan Broxton also on the DL, RHP J.J. Hoover is the leading candidate for saves in the Cincinnati bullpen. Michael Bourn, CF, Cleveland - A hamstring strain has slowed the speedy outfielder who is not expected to be ready, when hes eligible, to come off the DL Friday. In the meantime, there is an opportunnity for Nyjer Morgan to handle centre field while Bourn is out.dddddddddddd Morgan, 33, had a .795 OPS with only three stolen bases in Japan last season. Shane Victorino, RF, Boston - The 33-year-old Flyin Hawaiian has been grounded by a hamstring strain, leaving room for Jackie Bradley Jr. to remain in Boston, though Daniel Nava is the top candidate to handle right field in Victorinos absence, with Mike Carp and Jonny Gomes also available for corner outfield work. Bradley has more versatility in that his skills can translate to any of the three outfield spots. Jurickson Profar, 2B, Texas - One of the top young players in baseball, Profar could be out up to three months with a muscle tear in his shoulder. Journeymen Josh Wilson and Donnie Murphy can handle second base in Profars absence. Murphy showed a little pop last season, hitting 11 home runs with an .849 OPS in 163 plate appearances for the Cubs, but neither has much of an offensive track record. Jonathon Niese, LHP, N.Y. Mets - While Niese was bothered by some elbow inflammation in the spring, and was put on the DL, all signs point to his returning April 6 for his first start of the year. Derek Holland, LHP, Texas - Coming off microfracture knee surgery, Holland is making progress, but it will likely be the second half of the season before hes ready to return. A.J. Griffin, RHP, Oakland - Flexor tendinitis in his elbow puts Griffin on the shelf to start the year and, combined with the season-ending injury to Jarrod Parker, is a big hit to the As rotation. Jesse Chavez and Tommy Milone are slated to hold down the last couple spots on the Oakland starting staff. Josh Johnson, RHP, San Diego - What? Josh Johnson is injured, you say? The shock. Hes expected to return sometime in May from a strained forearm and isnt a bad sleeper as a reclamation project following his disastrous 2013 season in Toronto. While Johnson is out, LHP Robbie Erlin has a spot in the Padres rotation. Wilson Ramos, C, Washington - Suffered an injured hand in the first game of the year, but x-rays were negative, so it may not be broken, which would obviously be good news. For as long as Ramos is out, Jose Lobaton is next in line to handle catching duties for the Nationals. Marco Scutaro, 2B, San Francisco - With a back injury basically wiping out Scutaros spring, he appears to be some distance from returning to the field. One-time touted prospect, now utility infielder Joaquin Arias will see the bulk of the work at second while Scutaro remains sidelined. Carlos Quentin, LF, San Diego - A knee injury will keep Quentin on the DL to start the year, and beyond the minimum 15 days. Veterans Chris Denorfia and Seth Smith could be the best bets to play in Quentins absence. Bobby Parnell, RHP, N.Y. Mets - On the shelf due to a partial torn ligament in his elbow, Parnell may be headed for surgery and that leaves the closers role open. First up is 36-year-old veteran Jose Valverde, who has 286 career saves, but flamed out with the Tigers last season, allowing six home runs in 19 1/3 innings to lose the job. Gordon Beckham, 2B, Chicago White Sox - With an oblique injury limiting Beckham, though possibly not for long, Marcus Semien gets the starts at second base for the White Sox. Semien, 23, has hit 36 home runs with an .828 OPS and 36 stolen bases in three minor-league seasons. Geovany Soto, C, Texas - A torn meniscus could keep Soto out for three months, which gives J.P. Arencibia an opportunity to rebound from a tough 2013 season, but that playing time is no guarantee either. Robinson Chirinos could challenge for playing time, especially if Arencibias defence is a problem. Andy Dirks, LF, Detroit - Slated to miss at least the first two months as he recovers from back surgery, Dirks is replaced by Rajai Davis in left field for the Tigers. Davis has his flaws, but from 2009 through 2013, his 216 stolen bases ranks second, behind only Michael Bourn. Cameron Maybin, CF, San Diego - A ruptured biceps tendon is going to cost Maybin the first couple months of the season and hes coming off a season during which he played just 14 games because of wrist and knee injuries. Alexi Amarista and Will Venable have started in centre field this year with Maybin out. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. ' ' '