He drove in three runs on the day, hitting a two-run homer in the eighth after a sacrifice fly to deep center field in the sixth.
"Today was the first time all year that felt like a sloppy game", Gibbons said.
While the Orioles lead the AL East, Toronto has lost 10 of 12 to start the season and trails them by 6.5 games. The Orioles saw their three-game winning streak come to an end Saturday, but Jonathan Schoop tied the contest with a sacrifice fly and is 7-for-14 with five RBIs over his last four contests. The Blue Jays should have a better idea of what's bothering Happ once he's evaluated in the locker room, but it's a disconcerting development nonetheless for a Toronto rotation that was already set to see its depth tested following Aaron Sanchez's (finger) placement on the disabled list earlier Sunday.
"We're all concerned", manager John Gibbons said. Though Happ pitched well prior to making his departure, the Blue Jays' stagnant offense didn't help much - they were blanked at home against the Baltimore Orioles by the time Happ left.
Sanchez is 0-1 with a 4.38 ERA in two starts this season.
"Last pitch of the fourth inning I felt kind of a pull, a tug in my elbow", Happ said. He's allowed seven runs in 11 and 2/3 innings, conceding four home runs, as well. With reliever Joe Biagini in, Jones singled and after some defensive confusion and an ill-advised rundown, Hardy scored.
He's sorely missed in Toronto's listless lineup, which looked feeble again Sunday as Baltimore starter Dylan Bundy (2-1) struck out six over six shutout innings in front of 38,188 increasingly dispirited fans at the Rogers Centre. The ball hit off Jones' glove for a triple, but Jones ran full stride into a portion of the wall that has a scoreboard on it.
The Blue Jays have scored three runs or fewer in eight of their first 11 contests this year and are averaging fewer than 2.80 runs per-game, which ranks last in Major League Baseball. Bautista, Morales, Russell Martin and Troy Tulowitzki are a combined 0-for-14 versus Bundy, who was 1-0 with 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against Toronto past year.
Orioles: Baltimore put closer Zach Britton on the 10-day disabled list with a sore left forearm.
Happ stepped off the mound, looking to be in pain, in the top of the fifth inning after throwing a pitch. Britton said there now are no plans to undergo an MRI.
Blue Jays: Following Monday's off day, RHP Marcus Stroman (1-1, 1.76) starts the opener of a three-game series against Boston on Tuesday.
Slumping Machado gets going: Machado entered his final at bat of the afternoon with just two hits in his last 24 at bats before going the opposite way on a 1-0 offering from Dermody that hit off the right field foul pole for a two-run homer.
The Toronto Blue Jays gave the nod to left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ, but he sustained an injury that forced him to make a premature exit on Sunday.