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April 3, 2019
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TORONTO (AP) — Andrew Cashner pitched six shutout innings, and the Baltimore Orioles extended their a road winning streak to four for the first time since 2016 with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night before another small crowd at Rogers Centre.

Jonathan Villar had two hits and scored once for the Orioles, who improved to 4-1. Coming off a 115-loss season, the Orioles opened by winning two of three at the New York Yankees. They strung together four road wins for the first time since July 5-16, 2016, at the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay.

Boosted by a $1 hot dog promotion, the game drew 12,110, up from 10,460 in Monday’s series opener, Toronto’s smallest crowd since 2010. Baltimore had lost 10 straight at Toronto coming into the series.

Cashner (1-1) allowed four hits, all singles, struck out three and walked three. He stranded the bases loaded in his final inning when Rowdy Tellez flied out on his first pitch.

Cashner didn’t allow a hit until Justin Smoak’s one-out single in the fourth. Danny Jansen followed by grounding into a double play.

Paul Fry worked two innings and former Blue Jay Miguel Castro got his first save despite allowing Tellez’s second homer this season.

After throwing 12 consecutive scoreless innings to start his season, Marcus Stroman gave up Dwight Smith Jr.’s leadoff single in the sixth and Villar’s triple. Trey Mancini followed with an RBI single.

Stroman (0-1) allowed two runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

SWAPS

Orioles: Baltimore dealt minor league C Andrew Susac to Kansas City for cash.

Blue Jays: Toronto traded OF Kevin Pillar to San Francisco for INF Alen Hanon, RHP Derek Law and minor league RHP Juan De Paula. ... The Blue Jays acquired OF Socrates Brito from San Diego for minor league OF Rodrigo Orozco.

MORE MOVES

Toronto OF Randal Grichuk signed a $52 million, five-year contract. Grichuk had been eligible for free agency after the 2020 season. ... Toronto released RHP Bud Norris from his minor league deal.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: OF Dalton Pompey (concussion) was placed on the 60-day injured list.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Nate Karns (0-0, 0.00) will open for Baltimore in Wednesday’s series finale. Karns pitched two scoreless innings of relief against the Yankees on Saturday.

Blue Jays: RHP Matt Shoemaker (1-0, 0.00) is 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA in four r starts against the Orioles.

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