It's never too late for someone new to play the role of hero in the Orioles' storybook season.
Joe Saunders flirted with perfection in his second start with Baltimore since being acquired from Arizona and helped move the Orioles within a game of the Yankees for first place in the American League East.
Saunders took a perfect game into the sixth inning and settled for his first win as a member of the Orioles, guiding Baltimore to a 4-0 victory over the Blue Jays in front of 17,220 at Rogers Centre on Monday afternoon.
"When I got traded over here, they had a great thing going and you just want to come over here and contribute as much you can," Saunders said. "You don't want to mess it up and get blown up a lot. You want to keep the team in the ballgame, give the team a chance to win and that's what I was able to do today."
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