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Davis hits three home runs in Orioles' 6-4 win

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Davis hits three home runs in Orioles' 6-4 win

Chris Davis has suffered through many hitless streaks this season. On Friday night, he had a special, unforgettable streak.In his first three times at bat, Davis hit three long home runs. The homers drove in four runs and sent the Orioles to a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before 25,754.After the Blue Jays (56-69) took at 1-0 lead in the top of the second off Zach Britton (3-1), Davis led off the bottom of the second with a long home run to right that landed on Eutaw Street.His second home run in the bottom of the fourth off Carlos Villaneuva (6-4) landed in the right field bleachers, and made it 2-1.
In the sixth, Nate McLouth singled, Adam Jones doubled, and Matt Wieters hit a fly ball to center that scored McLouth. Villaneuva was replaced by Steve Delabar, and Davis greeted him by homering to left field. It was his 23rd of the season, and the first three home run game by an Oriole since Nick Markakis hit three on Aug. 22, 2006. It was the fourth three-home run game by an Oriole in the history of Oriole Park. Roberto Alomar, Albert Belle and Markakis have the others.Davis struck out swinging in the eighth in his fourth at-bat.Britton took a 5-1 lead into the seventh. He was removed with two out and two on. Darren ODay allowed an RBI double to Rajai Davis, and then Brian Matusz, making his initial major league relief appearance, struck out Colby Rasmus to end the inning.Britton has won two straight since his recall from Norfolk. He allowed two runs and four hits in 6 23 innings. He struck out six and walked two.Markakis sacrifice fly scored Robert Andino in the seventh to give the
Orioles a 6-2 lead.After Pedro Strop pitche a scoreless eighth, Matt Lindstrom allowed a two-run home run to Jeff Mathis in the ninth to make it 6-4. Jim Johnson finished the ninth for his 39th save of the season.The Orioles (68-57) began the game tied with Detroit and Oakland for the second wild card spot.On Wednesday, the Rangers Adrian Beltre hit three home runs against the Orioles, and according to Elias, its the first time in baseball history a team has been involved in consecutive three home run games.
NOTES:-Kevin Gausman, the Orioles No. 1 draft pick, allowed two runs and five hits in three innings in his second appearance for Frederick at Potomac. He struck out three and didnt walk a batter. -Davis first home run was the ninth to land on Eutaw Street this season, setting a record. His 23 home runs are a career high.-Jason Hammel pitched a simulated game on Friday. Manager Buck Showalter said the team would check to see how he felt on Saturday before deciding on the next step.-Wilson Betemit, whos on the disabled list with a right wrist injury, will start swinging a bat early next week and should go on a rehab assignment Wednesday or Thursday.-Troy Patton (sprained right ankle) and Jim Thome (herniated disc) are in Sarasota, Fla., and not close to returning, Showalter said.-Steve Johnson (1-1, 3.08) faces Brandon Morrow (7-4, 3,01) on Saturday night.

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Orioles Roundup: Indians take down O's in 21-run slugfest

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Orioles Roundup: Indians take down O's in 21-run slugfest

The Orioles lost their series opener in Cleveland 14-7 Thursday night. Here's the latest O's and Indians news. 

Player Notes: 

ORIOLES:

Trey Mancini launched a three-run home run in the third inning of Thursday's loss, his ninth homer on the year. Rio Ruiz chipped in with a two-run shot of his own, while Stevie Wilkerson went 2-for-4 with two RBI. 

Gabriel Ynoa suffered the loss, allowing four runs in 1 2/3 innings of work in relief of Dan Straily, who also gave up four runs. 

The Orioles activated relief pitcher Richard Bleier from the 10-day injured list Thursday. Bleier had been sidelined for almost five weeks with left shoulder tendinitis. RHP Jimmy Yacabonis was sent down to Triple-A Norfolk to make room on the roster.

INDIANS:

Jason Kipnis had a monster night at the plate Thursday, hitting two homers and driving in six runs. Carlos Santana also did major damage, collecting three RBI. 

Trevor Bauer allowed seven runs in five innings of work Thursday night, while the Indians bullpen polished off the win with four scoreless innings. A.J. Cole earned the win after tossing 1 1/3 innings in relief of Bauer.

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Friday 5/17: Orioles @ Indians, 7:10 p.m., Progressive Field 

Saturday 5/18: Orioles @ Indians, 4:10 p.m., Progressive Field 

Sunday 5/19: Orioles @ Indians, 1:10 p.m., Progressive Field 

Source: Rotoworld

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Orioles Roundup: O's swept by Yankees in day-night doubleheader

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Orioles Roundup: O's swept by Yankees in day-night doubleheader

After two straight nights of rainouts, the Orioles finally got to play the Yankees in a doubleheader Wednesday. The O's dropped both games, losing Game 1 5-3 then falling to New York 3-1 in the nightcap. 

Baltimore now heads to Cleveland for a four-game series against the Indians. 

Here's the latest Orioles, Yankees, and Indians news. 

Player Notes: 

ORIOLES:

David Hess allowed five runs (four earned) in six innings of work in Game 1. The Yankees collected six hits against Hess, four of them leaving the ballpark. 

Speaking of the long ball, Trey Mancini smacked his eighth homer of the season in the Game 1 loss, a first inning solo shot off of J.A. Happ. 

Andrew Cashner pitched well in the nightcap, going six innings and allowing just two runs, but was hung with the loss as the Baltimore offense could only muster one run. 

The Orioles returned RHP Evan Phillips to Triple-A Norfolk after Wednesday's action. Phillips joined Baltimore in New York to serve as the 26th man for the doubleheader.

YANKEES:

J.A. Happ collected his third win of the season in Game 1 Wednesday after pitching 5 1/3 innings of three-run ball. Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth to record his 10th save, getting his 11th just a few hours later in the nightcap. 

The Yankees hit four home runs in Game 1, SS Gleyber Torres launching two of them while C Gary Sanchez added to his team-leading tally with his 12th home run of the year. Torres hit yet another tater in the nightcap, a fourth inning solo shot.

Domingo German was dominant in Game 2, going seven strong and striking out eight Orioles while allowing just one run. German is now 8-1 on the season. 

Luke Voit went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs in Wednesday night's win. 

3B Miguel Andujar elected to undergo surgery on his torn right labrum, ending his 2019 season. 

INDIANS:

Cleveland had Wednesday off as they get set to host the O's this weekend. They'll be coming off a 9-0 win over the White Sox Tuesday in which Cleveland hit five homers, two of them coming off the bat of RF Jordan Luplow

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL

RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Thursday 5/16: Orioles @ Indians, 6:10 p.m., Progressive Field 

Friday 5/17: Orioles @ Indians, 7:10 p.m., Progressive Field 

Saturday 5/18: Orioles @ Indians, 4:10 p.m., Progressive Field 

Source: Rotoworld

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