TORONTO – Major league home run leader Jose Bautista was twice hit by pitches, leading to the ejection of Baltimore manager Buck Showalter, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Orioles 5-2 Sunday.
The Blue Jays have won 14 in a row over Baltimore at Rogers Centre, including a 9-0 mark this season.
Bautista has hit 52 homers this year, including nine against the Orioles. Rick VandenHurk (0-1) hit Bautista in the third inning, then Shaun Marcum plunked Orioles designated hitter Luke Scott to begin the fourth.
Alfredo Simon replaced VandenHurk in the fifth. Bautista came up with one out and after throwing two balls, the second of which was high and inside, Simon hit the Toronto star on the left forearm and was ejected by plate umpire Bill Welke.
Showalter came out to argue and was also thrown out, his second ejection of the season.
The loss was the fourth straight for the Orioles, their longest skid since Showalter took over as manager in early August.
Toronto went 15-3 overall against the Orioles this year, outscoring them 93-51 and outhomering them 34-8.
Shaun Marcum (13-8) pitched seven innings and set a career high for victories, completing this three-game sweep. He allowed one unearned run and struck out seven while improving to 3-0 with an 1.13 ERA in four starts against Baltimore this season.
Shawn Camp got two outs in the Baltimore eighth but was lifted after Adam Jones hit an RBI single. Jason Frasor struck out Matt Wieters to end the inning, then finished in the ninth for his fourth save in seven chances.
John McDonald drove in three runs and Adam Lind had three hits for the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays took a 1-0 lead in the first when Travis Snider drew a leadoff walk, stole second and scored on a two-out single by Vernon Wells.
Baltimore tied it in the second on a sacrifice fly by Wieters, but McDonald restored Toronto's lead with a sacrifice fly in the bottom half as the Blue Jays took advantage of a throwing error by VandenHurk.
Lyle Overbay hit an RBI double in the third and McDonald made it 5-1 with a two-run single off Matt Albers in the sixth.
Notes: Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar was held out of the starting lineup with McDonald starting in his place. ... VandenHurk is the ninth different pitcher to start for the Orioles this season. Baltimore used 12 different starters in 2009. ... The Orioles are 98-144 all-time in Toronto.