Long bombs bursting in air. Slumps turned inside out. Breathtaking defensive plays in the field.

“We won it with force,” boasted Brett Lawrie, who did indeed have much to swagger about for the part he played in an 11-3 trouncing of the Orioles.

And look here, an absurdly miniscule 0.86 ERA for Mark Buehrle, the slop-ball pitcher who’s now 3-0 just barely two weeks into the season, practically de facto ace of the Toronto staff.

The veteran lefty won’t take humongous credit for those seven innings of one-run ball he threw here Sunday, the Blue Jays departing Camden Yards with both a slap-happy triumph and their first series win over Baltimore in this park since August 2012. Doing it, by the by, against Ubaldo Jimenez, free-agent right hander Toronto had so much (forlorn) interest in over the winter. The Jimenez who’s 0-3.

Buehrle, less quick about business on this afternoon than usual and struggling a little before settling into an easy rhythm, feigned surprise over his own glittery early 2014 numbers, professing mystification over how it’s been getting done.

“It means I’m getting really lucky and I’m fooling a lot of people,” he wisecracked afterward in the tunnel of the stadium, already showered and dressed before reporters descended from the press box, impatient to giddy-up and go home to St. Louis for a visit with his kids with the Jays enjoying a day off Monday.

So speed up, speed up, speed up the questions.

“I don’t know what’s going on,” claimed Buehrle of his triple Ws, this latest against a club that ate his lunch last year — losing all three of his starts. “I got buddies at home texting me, what the hell’s going on? I really don’t know. Lucky making pitches? Balls going my way right now?”

Not quite so simple. But on this one day at least, just about everything went Toronto’s way, from stellar defence to mostly tidy pitching to bats that suddenly sprang to life.

The Jays scored five of their runs in a sixth-inning barrage that included Lawrie’s second home run of the season, a double lashed to left centre that put the grin back on Edwin Encarnacion’s face, and a double that extended Melky Cabrera’s hitting streak to 13 games.