For Ricky Romero, this long-sought ninth victory was like a cold drink of water after 94 days in a baseball desert.

"It feels good," said Romero, who earned his first pitching victory since June 22 in Toronto's 9-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles Monday night.

Romero last tasted victory in his 15th start of the season, a 12-5 Toronto win at Miami against the Marlins. It was not a particularly memorable outing but a win all the same and pushed his record to 8-1 on the season.