Umpire Dale Scott suffers concussion after taking foul tip to mask

The Blue Jays are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series, 1-5 in Estradas last 6 home starts and 0-4 in Estradas last 4 starts.

"(Gausman) had his pitch count under control (97 for the game) until they made him work the last couple of innings", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

Once his neck was immobilized, Scott was lifted onto a cart and driven off the field, exiting through a gate in the left field corner.

St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) looks on from the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

Kendrys Morales homered off Tyler Wilson leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays stopped a seven-game losing seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.

Just 10 games in, hopeful Toronto fans are clinging to the "It's early" refrain. He gave up five hits, two walks and two runs and struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings.

Home plate umpire Dale Scott had to leave Friday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles after taking a foul tip off the facemask.

Roberto Osuna (1-0) had allowed Jonathan Schoop's sacrifice fly in the top half.

"I think it's just a reminder of the challenges physically and the risk taken every night by catchers, umpires and that one, I know Dale had some concussions a year ago", O's Manager Buck Showalter said after the game (via the Baltimore Sun). Toronto has lost six straight and is off to a franchise-worst 1-8 start.

"We were able to get some runs across today", Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak said.

The Orioles led 1-0 in the second after Davis scored on a two-out wild pitch. But the Orioles perhaps pushed their luck a little too far, as Asher hit Bautista leading off the 7th, advancing to second when Tulo poked a ball through the middle with one out. And in the six, Chris Davis launched a rocket deep over the centre-field fence to increase the Orioles lead.

More good news? For the first time on this stand, at any stage of any game, the home team held a lead. Coghlan had his contract selected from triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

That may well mean time at third base for the left-handed hitting Coghlan, but he has no illusions about making the same kind of impact as the 2015 AL MVP.

Orioles: To make room for Asher on the 25-man roster, Baltimore optioned RHP Stefan Crichton to Triple-A Norfolk. It's just a matter of time before things turn around, and against a pitcher who has pitched just 56.2 career innings under his belt, it might as well start here.

Blue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ (0-2, 5.40 ERA) has allowed two home runs in each of his first two starts, including a 3-1 loss at Baltimore on April 5.

  • Stacy Allen