BALTIMORE — Matt Wieters slammed an eighth inning home run to right to break a 3-3 tie, and the Orioles had an exciting win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Thanks to Wieters’ heroics, the Orioles had a 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before 16,083 at Oriole Park.
Jonathan Schoop walked against Jason Grilli (4-2) with two outs and then Wieters hit his 12th home run, and the Orioles had a 5-3 lead.
Brad Brach (8-2) worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings, and Zach Britton pitched the ninth for his 39th consecutive save.
With the win, the Orioles (72-60) moved back to within three games of the Blue Jays (75-57) in the American League East.
Ubaldo Jimenez lasted one-third of an inning when he last started against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 12. J.A. Happ, a leading contender for the Cy Young Award, started against Jimenez, and it looked like a mismatch.
Jimenez walked two of his first three batters, Russell Martin hit into a double play to end the first.
Toronto scored a run in the second when Michael Saunders doubled and scored on Kevin Pillar’s two-out single.
Jimenez then retired 12 of the next 13 hitters, and his only baserunner, Pillar, who singled with one out in the fifth was quickly erased when Devon Travis hit into a double play.
Happ gave up a hit in each of the first four innings. In the fifth, Steve Pearce homered to left field with one out. It was Pearce’s 13th home run, and third since returning to the Orioles on Aug. 1. It was his fifth home run in 28 at-bats against Happ.
Pedro Alvarez, who was batting second for the first time since July 2, 2010, walked, and Manny Machado hit a home run estimated at 438 feet into the Orioles bullpen for a 3-1 lead.
Martin started the seventh with a single, and after Troy Tulowitzki flied to right, Saunders hit his 21st home run to tie the score at 3. It was Saunders’ fourth home run in 19 at-bats against Jimenez, who gave up three runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Happ allowed three runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings.
NOTES: Machado is the youngest Oriole to hit 100 home runs. Eddie Murray was the previous youngest to 100. … Aaron Sanchez (12-2, 2.99) faces Yovani Gallardo (4-6, 5.69) on Wednesday night.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee along with a completely torn ACL and "other structural damage," the team announced on Tuesday evening.
With the injury almost undoubtedly ending Bridgewater's season, the football question begins to arise. Who will play quarterback in Minnesota? The answer could be former Maryland Terrapin.
Shaun Hill, a veteran journeyman, could be the next in line, barring a move by Minnesota to acquire another quarterback.
As currently constituted, Hill is on the roster along with former Wisconsin QB Joel Stave and former Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinicke.
Hill, 36, came in for the injured Bridgewater last season against St. Louis after the quarterback left the game with a concussion. Minnesota would win, 21-18, in overtime.
Hill has played for four teams during his NFL career -- the Vikings, 49ers, Rams, and Lions. He has thrown for more than 8,000 total yards and has a career passer rating of 85.2.
Before turning pro, he helped Maryland to the 2001 ACC title as a senior. The Terrapins would reach the 2002 Orange Bowl and end the season ranked No. 10 overall.
The Redskins' final 2016 NFL preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been moved a day earlier and will be held on Wednesday, August 31.
Impending incliment weather in the greater Tampa Bay area forced the NFL and the teams to schedule the game a day earlier.
Here is everything you need to know about the Redskins' Week 4 preseason game against the Buccaneers.
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Who: Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
What: Week 4 of the 2016 NFL Preseason
Where: Raymond James Stadium. Tampa, Fla.
When: 8:00 p.m. ET. Wednesday, August 31
TV Channel: CSN Mid-Atlantic (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: NFL.com Game Pass
Radio: Redskins Radio Network (Frequency Finder)
Washington Redskins 2016 Preseason Schedule:
Week 1 (Thurs., 8/11): at Atlanta Falcons (25 - 19 L)
Week 2 (Fri., 8.19): vs. New York Jets (22 - 18 W)
Week 3 (Fri., 8/26): vs. Buffalo Bills (21 - 16 W)
Week 4 (Thurs., 9/1): at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Redskins Kickoff pregame show begins at 6:00 p.m. ET only on CSN Mid-Atlantic.