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TORONTO — A season of struggles for Ubaldo Jimenez took a turn for the worse on Sunday.

Russell Martin hit a three-run homer, Kevin Pillar had a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays chased Jimenez in a five-run first inning, beating the Baltimore Orioles 10-8.

Jimenez (3-7) allowed five runs and six hits in 1-3 of an inning, the shortest start of his career.

“Even when I made a good pitch today, they hit it,” Jimenez said.

Jimenez is 0-5 with a 10.12 ERA in five road starts.

“His stuff’s not very crisp and he can’t command a baseball right now,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “That’s a bad combination against a good-hitting team.”

Jimenez has won just once in seven starts and has allowed five or more runs in seven of his 13 outings.

“He knows it’s not good enough,” Showalter said, acknowledging that the Orioles “have to look at other possibilities” for their starting rotation.

Jimenez sad he was especially upset at being knocked out so early. He’s failed to finish the second inning twice in his past four outings.

“It’s one of the worst feelings for a pitcher, not being able to go past the first inning,” he said. “I couldn’t help the team at all. I put us in a big hole right away.”

Jason Grilli gave up a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth but struck out Jonathan Schoop with runners at the corners to end it for his first save.

“We outlasted them,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

Adam Jones hit two of Baltimore five home runs, four of which came off Aaron Sanchez (6-1), but the Orioles lost their third straight after winning the previous five. Jones led off the fifth with a solo drive into the center field restaurant and added a two-run blast off Pat Venditte in the eighth, the 10th multihomer game of his career.

Showalter said the Orioles “put a good scare” into the Blue Jays. Still, that was little consolation to slugger Chris Davis.

“A loss is never fun, no matter how you take it,” Davis said.

Edwin Encarnacion scored three runs and extended his streak of reaching base safely to nine plate appearances before grounding into a fielder’s choice in the sixth as the Blue Jays took three of four from the AL East leaders.

Encarnacion hit three home runs in that span, including a game-ending blast Friday night.

Down 7-1 after three innings, Baltimore closed the gap by hitting four homers in the fourth and fifth. Pedro Alvarez drilled a solo blast in the fourth, his seventh, and the Orioles hit three more in the fifth. Jones led off with his first homer, Davis hit a two-run blast and Matt Wieters capped the surge with a solo shot.

Davis has homered in five straight games. He has 17 home runs in 44 career games at Rogers Centre and 35 homers against the Blue Jays since 2008, more than any other opponent.

Davis and Reggie Jackson share the Orioles record for home runs in consecutive games with six. Jackson did it in 1976 and Davis matched him in 2012.

Martin gave the Blue Jays some breathing room by connecting off Mychal Givens in the sixth, his fifth.

GOTTA HAND IT TO YOU

Orioles reliever T.J. McFarland and Davis teamed up on the defensive play of the game in the seventh. McFarland made a running, barehanded toss to Davis at first, who made a barehanded grab to retire Ryan Goins.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: OF Jose Bautista (right thigh) was held out of the lineup for a third straight game. Gibbons said Bautista will likely return as the DH Monday.

UP NEXT

Orioles: Baltimore is off Monday before opening a three-game series against Boston on Tuesday. RHP Chris Tillman (8-1, 3.01) starts for the Orioles against Red Sox LHP David Price (7-3, 4.63). Tillman has won seven straight decisions and is unbeaten since April 14 at Texas.

Blue Jays:

TORONTO (AP) — A season of struggles for Ubaldo Jimenez took a turn for the worse on Sunday.

Russell Martin hit a three-run homer, Kevin Pillar had a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays chased Jimenez in a five-run first inning, beating the Baltimore Orioles 10-8.

Jimenez (3-7) allowed five runs and six hits in 1-3 of an inning, the shortest start of his career.

“Even when I made a good pitch today, they hit it,” Jimenez said.

Jimenez is 0-5 with a 10.12 ERA in five road starts.

“His stuff’s not very crisp and he can’t command a baseball right now,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “That’s a bad combination against a good-hitting team.”

Jimenez has won just once in seven starts and has allowed five or more runs in seven of his 13 outings.

“He knows it’s not good enough,” Showalter said, acknowledging that the Orioles “have to look at other possibilities” for their starting rotation.

Jimenez sad he was especially upset at being knocked out so early. He’s failed to finish the second inning twice in his past four outings.

“It’s one of the worst feelings for a pitcher, not being able to go past the first inning,” he said. “I couldn’t help the team at all. I put us in a big hole right away.”

Jason Grilli gave up a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth but struck out Jonathan Schoop with runners at the corners to end it for his first save.

“We outlasted them,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

Adam Jones hit two of Baltimore five home runs, four of which came off Aaron Sanchez (6-1), but the Orioles lost their third straight after winning the previous five. Jones led off the fifth with a solo drive into the center field restaurant and added a two-run blast off Pat Venditte in the eighth, the 10th multihomer game of his career.

Showalter said the Orioles “put a good scare” into the Blue Jays. Still, that was little consolation to slugger Chris Davis.

“A loss is never fun, no matter how you take it,” Davis said.

Edwin Encarnacion scored three runs and extended his streak of reaching base safely to nine plate appearances before grounding into a fielder’s choice in the sixth as the Blue Jays took three of four from the AL East leaders.

Encarnacion hit three home runs in that span, including a game-ending blast Friday night.

Down 7-1 after three innings, Baltimore closed the gap by hitting four homers in the fourth and fifth. Pedro Alvarez drilled a solo blast in the fourth, his seventh, and the Orioles hit three more in the fifth. Jones led off with his first homer, Davis hit a two-run blast and Matt Wieters capped the surge with a solo shot.

Davis has homered in five straight games. He has 17 home runs in 44 career games at Rogers Centre and 35 homers against the Blue Jays since 2008, more than any other opponent.

Davis and Reggie Jackson share the Orioles record for home runs in consecutive games with six. Jackson did it in 1976 and Davis matched him in 2012.

Martin gave the Blue Jays some breathing room by connecting off Mychal Givens in the sixth, his fifth.

GOTTA HAND IT TO YOU

Orioles reliever T.J. McFarland and Davis teamed up on the defensive play of the game in the seventh. McFarland made a running, barehanded toss to Davis at first, who made a barehanded grab to retire Ryan Goins.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: OF Jose Bautista (right thigh) was held out of the lineup for a third straight game. Gibbons said Bautista will likely return as the DH Monday.

UP NEXT

Orioles: Baltimore is off Monday before opening a three-game series against Boston on Tuesday. RHP Chris Tillman (8-1, 3.01) starts for the Orioles against Red Sox LHP David Price (7-3, 4.63). Tillman has won seven straight decisions and is unbeaten since April 14 at Texas.

Blue Jays: RHP R.A. Dickey (4-6, 4.15) starts the opener of a two-game series against Philadelphia on Monday. Dickey beat Detroit on Wednesday, winning back-to-back starts for the first time this season. RHP Jerad Eickhoff (3-8, 3.68) starts for the Phillies.

RHP R.A. Dickey (4-6, 4.15) starts the opener of a two-game series against Philadelphia on Monday. Dickey beat Detroit on Wednesday, winning back-to-back starts for the first time this season. RHP Jerad Eickhoff (3-8, 3.68) starts for the Phillies.

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