The O's recent slide continued with an 8-6 loss to Toronto on Tuesday night.
Jake Arrieta was rocked to the tune of seven runs (six earned) off six hits and three walks in just 4 1/3 innings. Arrieta (2-6) hasn't won in four weeks and his ERA now stands at 5.37.
The offense didn't help him out, either. The Birds managed just three hits over the first five innings, and were down 8-1 heading into the sixth. The O's rally fell short with the go-ahead run at the plate in the ninth.
Adam Jones went 3-for-3 with a single, two walks, two homers and three RBIs and extended his career-best hit streak to 20 games.
The Birds (29-21) are still tied with Tampa for the lead in the East, but just 3 1/2 games separate the five teams in the division. If the Birds don't start winning soon, they could be in last place by the end of this road trip. The O's turn to Jason Hammel on Wednesday night and look to avoid the sweep.