Davis flexes muscle, Orioles thump Blue Jays
(The Sports Xchange) - Chris Davis had his second straight two-homer game and had three RBIs on Friday to power the Baltimore Orioles to a 10-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Davis reached 40 home runs with 100 RBIs for the season with his performance on Friday. He is the first Orioles player to have two 40-home run seasons.
"It means a lot," he said. "I don't really focus a whole lot on personal goals. Obviously a lot of great players have been with this organization. It's a good feeling, a humbling feeling but this season is not over."
Center fielder Adam Jones added a two-run homer for the Orioles (65-69) and catcher Matt Wieters hit a solo shot.
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (10-9) allowed four hits, six walks and two runs (one earned) in 5-2/3 innings. He struck out four.
"The sinker was very good," Jimenez said. "I was getting on top of the ball and executing the pitch."
Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison (13-3) allowed nine hits, including three home runs, and six runs in five-plus innings to end a string of five successive wins.
He struck out two.
"He got hit around," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He was throwing fine and then it happened fast ... five or six pitches, they did all their damage (in the sixth). Then we gave it up late too, they opened it up. Continued...