BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles entered Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays needing a miraculous sequence of events to make the playoffs, but they were still mathematically alive in the chase for the second American League wild-card spot.
But the Orioles' faint postseason hopes died with their 3-2 10 inning loss combined with the Cleveland Indians' 5-4 walk-off win over the Chicago White Sox. It was the sixth consecutive loss for the Orioles, tying a season high.
The repeat reel of frustrating losses the Orioles have played through September added yet another lowlight as they saw an one-run eighth-inning lead disappear only to lose by one run for the sixth time this month. The Orioles have lost 13 of their last 16 one-run games and are 17-31 in one-run contests.
Earlier in the day, the Orioles received uplifting news that the season-ending injury to Manny Machado likely will not require surgery and he could be ready for spring training.
Playing without their All-Star third baseman in the starting lineup for the first time this season, the Orioles scored three runs or less for the seventh time in their last 10 games. They have scored four runs or less in six straight games and 17 of their last 21 contests.
The Orioles (81-76) haven't been five or fewer games above .500 since May 29.
The announced crowd of 16,772 gave Machado a standing ovation when he was shown on the video board in the middle of the fifth inning. Machado, leaning on a bench in the dugout, tipped his cap in acknowledgment, but Orioles fans had little to cheer about after that.
After back-to-back solo homers by Brian Roberts and Nate McLouth put the Orioles up 2-1 in the third, the Orioles were held scoreless for the next seven innings.
And in the top of the 10th, the Blue Jays scored the game-winning run on a two-out single by Mark DeRosa off reliever Frankie Rodriguez.
Despite leaving the game with a 2-1 lead after seven innings, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman received a no-decision, but he became the fifth Orioles pitcher to reach 200 innings in a season since 2001.
Tillman pitched seven or more innings for the sixth time in his last seven starts, allowing just one run on five hits over seven innings, tying a career-high with nine strikeouts and recording just one walk.
He joined Jeremy Guthrie (2009, 2010 and 2011), Daniel Cabrera (2007), Rodrigo Lopez (2005) and Sidney Ponson (2004). He also became the first Orioles pitcher 25 years old or younger to reach 200 innings since Ponson, who was 22 when he pitched 210 innings in 1999.
The Blue Jays tied the game in the eighth with small ball. Jose Reyes led off the inning with a single off rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and on to third on a wild pitch.
After Gausman struck out Brett Lawrie for the second out, left-hander Brian Matusz yielded a run-scoring bloop single into shallow right field to pinch hitter DeRosa to tie the game.
After putting runners on first and second to open in the fourth inning, Tillman faced just one batter over the minimum for the rest of his outing, retiring 11 of the final 13 batters he faced.
Tillman allowed his only run in the second inning. The Blue Jays (71-85) put runners at second and third with one out on Adam Lind's leadoff single and a one-out double by Anthony Gose. Ryan Goins' two-out infield single to shortstop scored Lind to give Toronto an early 1-0 lead.
Roberts and McLouth's back-to-back solo homers accounted for the Orioles' only offense.
Roberts took a full-count fastball over the heart of the plate from Toronto starter Todd Redmond into the right-field stands for his seventh homer of the season to tie the game.
Two pitches later, McLouth followed with his 12th homer of the season, taking a Redmond fastball onto the flag court in right field.
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