Aubrey Huff, Adam Jones and Nolan Reimold homered, right-hander Jason Berken won his major league debut and the Baltimore Orioles defeated Toronto 7-2 Tuesday night to stretch the Blue Jays' losing streak to eight games.
Only 10,130 fans _ the smallest crowd in the 18-year history of Camden Yards _ showed up on a miserable night. The temperature dipped into the low 50s and a steady mist swirled through the stadium from the outset.
Huff hit a solo shot in the second inning, Jones added a two-run drive in the fifth and Reimold homered with one on in the sixth. All three homers came off Ricky Romero (2-1), who was handed his first big league loss.
Summoned from Triple-A Norfolk to replace Adam Eaton in the rotation, Berken (1-0) gave up two runs, seven hits and three walks in five innings. He retired the side in order only once, but stranded five runners in scoring position.
Jim Johnson worked the final two innings for his first save.
Marco Scutaro had three hits for the Blue Jays, whose eight-game skid is their longest since a nine-game run in May 2007. With three losses in Boston, three more in Atlanta and two in Baltimore, Toronto is mired in its longest road losing streak since an eight-game slide in 2002.
The first batter Berken faced was Scutaro, who doubled to center. After Aaron Hill lined out to first, Adam Lind hit an RBI double.
In the second inning, a walk and singles by Lyle Overbay and Rod Barajas made it 2-0. Berken avoided further damage by striking out Joe Inglett and getting Scutaro to hit into a double play.
Huff hit his eighth homer in the bottom half.
In the fifth, Toronto loaded the bases with two outs before Berken finished on a high note by getting Scott Rolen to hit a routine fly to center.
Jones hit his 11th home run in the bottom half after Brian Roberts drew a two-out walk. In the sixth, Ty Wigginton led off with a double and Reimold, a rookie, connected for the third time in 12 games since being recalled from Norfolk.
Roberts doubled in two runs off Scott Downs in the eighth.
Notes:@ C Matt Wieters, Baltimore's top prospect, will join the big league club Friday, Orioles president Andy MacPhail said. ... Rolen stranded five runners, including three in scoring position. ... Toronto has gone seven games and 67 innings without a home run.