TORONTO -- The return of third baseman Brett Lawrie lasted all of three innings before he left the game with lower back tightness. Custom Mexico Jerseys . Left-hander Mark Buehrle, meanwhile, lasted only four innings in his start. That just about summed up the way things went on Tuesday for the Toronto Blue Jays as they extended their losing streak to four games with a 9-3 defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays dropped to five games off the pace in the American League East as the first-place Orioles won their third in a row. The return of Lawrie, who suffered a broken finger in June, was supposed to give the Blue Jays a boost in the opener of the three-game set between the top two teams in the division. But he felt something in his back during batting practice and again during the game. He singled in his only at-bat, in the second inning, and was replaced at third base by Danny Valencia after the third. "We dont think its anything serious," manager John Gibbons said. "Hes day-to-day." Lawrie was scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday. "It was just kind of grabbing me a little bit as I was warming up and kind of just going about my day," he said. "This is my first game back, I really dont want to make it permanent that I dont get back. So I really just wanted to get out of there and see what it was." Lawrie said he had had no back problems during his rehabilitation process from the broken finger until Tuesday. Caleb Joseph, Jonathan Schoop and Chris Davis hit solo home runs for the Orioles who outhit the Blue Jays 14-12 and stranded 11 runners to the Blue Jays 10. "With us losing today doesnt mean our season is over," Buehrle said. "If somebody thought we were going to come in and sweep these guys, youre on some good drugs, thats not going to happen. Theyre in first place for a reason." Orioles right-hander Bud Norris (9-7) allowed seven hits and two runs, both on a homer by Colby Rasmus, in 5 1/3 innings. Norris is 3-0 in five career starts against Toronto. Buehrle (11-8) allowed 10 hits, including two home runs, three walks and four runs in four innings. He is 1-7 in his past 11 starts. "Its frustrating giving up 10 hits in four innings," Buehrle said. "I feel like Im making some quality pitches at certain times and Im making mistakes and theyre making me pay for them." Added Gibbons: "Basically they just hit him around pretty good. Hes a location guy. Hes a control artist. Hes got some guys in that lineup over there who have hit him in his career so its not an easy lineup for him to face. A lot of power guys. Hes got to be on. When hes off hes going to be hit." Orioles manager Buck Showalter said his team was lucky to have caught Buehrle "on a down night." "Were fortunate," Showalter said. "Weve had a couple of good offensive nights. I hope it continues." The Orioles (64-48) stranded five runners over the first two innings before cashing in with a run in the third on a one-out walk to Delmon Young and a two-out double by J.J. Hardy. The Orioles took a 4-0 lead with a three-run fourth that opened with back-to-back homers by Joseph and Schoop. Nick Markakis and Manny Machado followed with singles before Adam Jones popped out. Youngs grounder to third took a bad hop for an RBI single. Nelson Cruz grounded into a double play to end the inning. The Blue Jays (60-54) cut the lead in half in their fourth on a leadoff single by Dioner Navarro and, with two out, the 15th homer of the season by Rasmus. Davis hit his 18th homer of the season against right-hander Aaron Sanchez with one out in the fifth to give the Orioles a 5-2 lead. Sanchez allowed another run in the sixth on two walks and a single by Cruz. Left-hander Brian Matusz replaced Norris in the sixth after Valencias one-out single. Matusz was replaced by right-hander Tommy Hunter after Ryan Goins and Jose Reyes started the seventh inning with singles. Melky Cabrera singled to load the bases. Jose Bautista hit a sacrifice fly to right to cut the lead to 6-3, but Navarro ended the threat when he grounded into a double play. The Orioles increased their lead to 9-3 in the eighth after Dustin McGowan allowed walks to Machado and Young and a single to Jones to load the bases. Cruz hit a sacrifice fly and Hardy singled in a run. Left-hander Aaron Loup took over and allowed a sacrifice fly by Davis on a foul ball that was caught by Valencia who had a long run down the line. "A big statement game for us here the first game of the series," Norris said. "These guys are right behind us and on our tail." Notes: Attendance at Rogers Centre was 36,183. à Blue Jays INF Steve Tolleson was put on the paternity list and that opened a spot for Lawrie. Lawrie suffered a broken right index finger when hit by a pitch at Cincinnati on June 22. He was 4-for-10 in three games on a rehabilitation assignment with single-A Dunedin. à DH Adam Lind (right foot fracture) could return to the Blue Jays by the weekend or by the beginning of next week, manager John Gibbons said. à A return date for 1B Edwin Encarnacion (right quadriceps strain) is still undetermined although he is swinging a bat and has resumed running after a minor setback. à RHP Drew Hutchison (7-9, 4.62 earned-run average) will pitch for the Blue Jays on Wednesday against Orioles LHP Wei-Yin Chen (12-3, 3.76 ERA). Diego Reyes Jersey . Damyean Dotson, 19, Dominic Artis, 19 and Brandon Austin, 18, were suspended after the school received a police report concerning allegations made by a student who said she was assaulted by the players in early March. Blank Mexico Jersey . 3. Trevor Ariza left them talkin about 40. 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Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings Wednesday, outdueling Zack Greinke and lifting the shorthanded Tigers. Detroit was without sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, but the AL Central-leading Tigers scored two runs in the first inning against Greinke, and Scherzer (11-3) made the lead hold up. The All-Star right-hander allowed a run and four hits. He struck out seven and walked two. "Hes a great pitcher, and he showed why again today," Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon said. "You dont get many chances against him, and when you do, hes got so many pitches that hes able to throw that you cant just sit on something." Joba Chamberlain struck out two in the eighth, and Joe Nathan fanned two in a perfect ninth for his 18th save in 23 chances. Greinke (11-5) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings. He struck out eight without a walk. "You look at their lineup today, and you think you are getting a break with Cabrera and Victor being out," Greinke said. "But they were putting up great at-bats all day. I was throwing good pitches." Miguel Rojas of the Dodgers hit his first career homer in the fifth. Cabrera was given a day off by Detroit manager Brad Ausmus, and Martinez is dealing with a lingering back issue. The Tigers won without them. Scherzer escaped a first-inning jam thanks to some impressive fielding behind him. Yasiel Puig hit a one-out triple, butt with the infield in, Hanley Ramirez hit a sharp grounder to Eugenio Suarez, and Detroits rookie shortstop threw quickly to third to catch Puig off the base. Hugo Ayala Jersey. "That was a great play," Scherzer said. "He just made an instinct play -- saw Puig was off the base, and made a quick little snap throw. That just helped keep the game where it was." Rajai Davis made a sliding catch in left field for the third out. Austin Jackson opened the bottom of the inning with a triple of his own and scored on Ian Kinslers single. Kinsler advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single by Don Kelly. Greinke was sharp after that. Detroit scored again in the fourth on an RBI single by Nick Castellanos, but the Los Angeles right-hander retired the last nine hitters he faced, striking out the final four. But the Dodgers couldnt overcome Scherzer. They put men on first and second in the third, but Puig hit into a double play. In the sixth, Puig hit a leadoff double, but the next three batters couldnt hit the ball out of the infield. Matt Kemp went hitless with three strikeouts. Hes now 0 for 21 against Scherzer. Torii Hunters sacrifice fly in the eighth gave Detroit another run. NOTES: Mattingly says he doesnt plan any major changes to the lineup when OF Carl Crawford returns from a sprained left ankle. There could be a logjam with OFs Kemp, Puig and Andre Ethier also in the fold. "Were playing pretty well," Mattingly said. "Well just talk about it with (Crawford) -- let him know where everything is." ... Kelly drew the second intentional walk of his career in the eighth inning. ... Detroit faces Kansas City on Thursday night. The Tigers send LHP Drew Smyly (4-8) to the mound against RHP Jeremy Guthrie (5-7). ... The Dodgers return home to take on San Diego. Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw (10-2) faces RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0) of the Padres. ' ' '