Overbay homers twice as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-2

TORONTO (AP) — Lyle Overbay hit two of Toronto's four home runs, Vernon Wells connected for a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning and Brett Cecil pitched the Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Saturday.

Wells broke a 2-all tie with a one-out drive off Jason Berken (0-1). His 13th homer was a long fly that hit the facing of the third deck in left field.

One out later, Alex Gonzalez singled and Alberto Castillo replaced Berken, surrendering Overbay's homer on his first pitch.

Overbay hit a solo drive off newly promoted Chris Tillman in the second, ending an 0-for-17 slump. Overbay has six home runs this season and eight multihomer games in his career.

Aaron Hill also homered for Toronto, which leads the majors with 85 home runs. The Blue Jays have hit 50 homers in May, a team record for a single month. They hit 48 in June 2000.

The Blue Jays improved to 5-0 against Baltimore this season. They won for the ninth time in 11 home games overall.

Cecil (5-2) won his third straight start and matched his career high by working eight innings, allowing two runs and four hits. He walked none and struck out seven.

Kevin Gregg closed it out in the ninth for his 13th save in 15 chances.

Baltimore took a 2-1 in the sixth when Cesar Izturis doubled and Julio Lugo and Nick Markakis hit RBI singles.

Toronto tied it in the bottom half Hill drove Tillman's first pitch over the wall in left for his eighth homer and second in as many days. Four of Hill's past five hits have been home runs.

Tillman, recalled from Triple-A Norfolk before the game, made his first start of the season, allowing two runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Cecil retired the first 10 batters before Markakis singled up the middle in the fourth, then got Ty Wigginton to ground into an inning-ending double play.

NOTES: Toronto LHP Ricky Romero (4-2) faces Baltimore RHP Jeremy Guthrie (3-4) in Sunday's series finale. ... Attendance was 16,194.