Chris Davis Hits 2 Home Runs as Orioles Hand Yankees Fourth Loss

Chris Davis hit two homers and drove in five runs as the Baltimore Orioles got an 11-3 victory to hand the New York Yankees their fourth straight Major League Baseball loss.

Davis leads the majors with 30 home runs and holds second place in runs batted in with 79 behind Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera who has driven in 81.

Davis hit a three-run homer in the Orioles’ four-run first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Ryan Flaherty added a three-run homer in the third inning.

The Orioles (46-36) are in second place in the American League East, 2 ½ games behind the Boston Red Sox (49-34) after their 6-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. The Yankees (42-38) are 5 ½ games behind the leader.

Zach Britton (2-2) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out one in 5 2/3 innings. David Phelps (5-5) took the loss after giving up nine runs on nine hits and striking out one in 2 1/3 innings.

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