BALTIMORE (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays got 15 hits, four apiece by Munenori Kawasaki and Josh Thole, and never went down in order.
And still the Blue Jays lost 9-5 to Baltimore on Wednesday night, mainly because they wasted a week's full of scoring chances.
Ryan Flaherty hit a pair of two home runs and Jonathan Schoop and Steve Pearce contributed solo shots for the Orioles, who ended a six-game skid and secured a winning season for the second straight year.
"They stung the ball, hit the ball well," Toronto's Brett Lawrie said. "They put runners on, they hit a couple of home runs. That's about it."
Although Kawasaki had a career high in hits and Thole tied his career high-water mark, the Blue Jays stranded 14 and went 4 for 22 with runners in scoring position.
"We kept getting guys on base. We just couldn't get them in enough," manager John Gibbons said. "You run into those. That's where we could have used that home run. They got a couple of homers. We could have used one. Might have been a different story."
Esmil Rogers (5-9) yielded six runs and eight hits — including two homers — in 4 1-3 innings for Toronto.
"You make a couple of mistakes, you pay at this level," Rogers said. "It doesn't matter who you are. It doesn't matter if you're a baby. If you got a mistake, you're going to pay."
The Orioles were eliminated from the wild-card hunt one night earlier, so manager Buck Showalter rested Adam Jones, Brian Roberts and Matt Wieters and moved Chris Davis from first base to designated hitter.
Schoop, a 21-year-old prospect making his major league debut, homered, singled, walked and scored three runs.
That, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy said, was better than clinching a winning record.
"I think that's more important right now, seeing Schoopy go out there and do what he did," Hardy said. "It's pretty special, fun to be a part of."
Perhaps that was the biggest benefit from playing a game that did not have playoff ramifications. With a lineup that included Jason Pridie, Schoop and Steve Clevenger, the Orioles ended a streak of 21 straight games of scoring five runs or fewer.