Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1

TORONTO -- Caleb Joseph homered in his fourth consecutive game and Miguel Gonzalez pitched six effective innings as Baltimore handed Toronto its fifth loss in the last six games. Joseph hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to make the difference.

The Orioles overcame a career-best 12 strikeouts by Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ to take the rubber match of the three-game series and open a five-game lead over the Blue Jays (61-55) in the American League East standings.

Happ (8-6) allowed five hits, one walk and two runs in eight innings. His previous career high in strikeouts was 10 (twice) and his previous best this season was eight.