DAVIS HITS 3 HOMERS IN ORIOLES’ 6-4 WIN
BALTIMORE — Chris Davis hit three home runs in four at-bats and knocked in four runs to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the skidding Toronto Blue Jays, 6-4, Friday night.
Davis, a Longview native who played at Navarro College, hit solo shots off Carlos Villanueva (6-4) in the second and fourth innings and then greeted Steve Delabar with an opposite-field, two-run drive to left field that put Baltimore ahead 5-1.
Facing Jays’ reliever Brad Lincoln in the eighth inning with a ahcne to becomeonly the 17th player in major league baseball history to hit four home runs in a game, Davis took three mighty cuts but struck out in four pitches.
Davis has become only the third player in major league history to have a three-homer game and also record a pitching victory during the course of a regular season since 1900, joining George Herman (Babe) Ruth in 1930 and Jim Tobin in 1942. On May 6, Davis worked two innings of relief and got credit for a 9-6 pitching victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in 17 innings.