Umpire Dale Scott leaves game after being struck in mask

What makes that even more concerning is that Scott suffered a concussion on a very similar play last season.

The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles got a bit of a scare Friday night - from home plate umpire Dale Scott. The Blue Jays' 1-8 start is the worst in franchise history.

Justin Smoak drove in Morales with a single and Darwin Barney - filling in for injured third baseman Josh Donaldson - brought home Tulowitzki with a grounder booted by third baseman Manny Machado.

The Orioles countered with Alec Asher, a little used starter who had one of his finest professional performances against the Blue Jays.

Donaldson, the 2015 American League most valuable player, is batting.310 with two homers and four RBIs in nine games this season.

Umpire Dale Scott, who sustained a concussion after being hit by a foul tip in Friday night's game, was released from a hospital early Saturday but did not work the game. He grounded out his first time up in the second, and then lined a double to right in the fifth inning on a 2-2 curve. He was mobilized with a neck brace, placed on a stretcher and carted off the field. He doubled, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch. Joe Biagini pitched a scoreless eighth but the Orioles scratched out a run against closer Roberto Osuna (1-0).

"That's what Baltimore does as well as anybody in baseball", Gibbons said. He signed as a free agent with the Blue Jays back on April 1. A potentially unsafe collision was avoided when the bat hit the final panel of safety screen in front of the on-field seats behind home plate. Typically an outfielder, Coghlan has made 29 career appearances at third base.

Toronto selected Chris Coghlan from Triple-A Buffalo and designated catcher Juan Graterol for assignment.

When the big bat of Orioles first baseman Chris Davis comes to the plate, to face Sanchez, it's time to run for cover.

And the O's hitters were just as at home under the dome on Friday, as three homers off Sanchez in a two-inning stretch turned a 3-1 Jays lead into a 5-3 deficit.

  • Leroy Wright