The Toronto Blue Jays belted five home runs to set a club record for the season and Alek Manoah allowed one hit in seven innings in a 10-1 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon.
George Springer hit a three-run home run, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Danny Jansen added two-run blasts and Teoscar Hernandez and Bo Bichette hit solo shots for the Blue Jays (90-71).
Springer was 4-for-5 with three RBIs as the Blue Jays kept their chances for an American wild-card spot alive with one game left in the regular season.
The Blue Jays’ 258 homers surpassed the previous club mark of 257, which was set in 2010.
Manoah (9-2) allowed one run, one walk and a hit batter while striking out 10.
The Blue Jays have won 13 of the 18 meetings in the season series against the Orioles (52-109).
Orioles left-hander John Means (6-9) allowed seven runs (six earned) and seven hits — including three homers — in three innings.
Springer led off the first with a single before Guerrero, who entered the game in a 3-for-32 drought, hit his 47th home run of the season on a mammoth drive to left. It was his 11th homer this season against Baltimore.
Hernandez added his 32nd homer of the season with two outs in the inning.
Trey Mancini led off the second with a double, took third on a flyout and scored on Ryan McKenna’s groundout to second to trim the lead to 3-1.
Santiago Espinal singled, Jansen doubled and Springer hit his 20th homer of the season in the bottom of the second to stake Toronto to a 6-1 lead.
Home plate umpire Chris Guccione needed medical attention in the third inning and was replaced by second base umpire Chris Conroy.
The Blue Jays added an unearned run in the third on an error by shortstop Richie Martin and Espinal’s double.
Bichette hit his 29th homer of the season and Jansen added his 11th after an Espinal single in the fifth against Konner Wade.
Toronto’s Ross Stripling pitched around a single in the eighth inning and was perfect in the ninth.
–Field Level Media