MLB: Baltimore 6, Toronto 4

Aug. 24, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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BALTIMORE, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Chris Davis homered in three consecutive at-bats Friday while powering the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-4 victory over Toronto.

The Orioles handed the Blue Jays their sixth straight loss.

Davis hit solo homers in both the second and fourth innings, and then hit a two-run shot in the sixth to finish off a three-run frame. He ran his season total to 23 home runs, two more than he has hit in any of his four previous major league campaigns.

Zach Britton (3-1), making his seventh start of the year, worked 6 2/3 innings to get the win. He allowed two runs on four hits and struck out six.

The first two home runs by Davis came off Carlos Villanueva (6-4), who surrendered four runs overall in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.

Baltimore had a 6-2 lead going into the ninth, but Jeff Mathis hit a two-run homer off Matt Lindstrom with nobody out. That forced the Orioles to bring in Jim Johnson to get the next three batters in order and earn his 39th save -- tied for the major league lead.

Other than the homers from Davis, Baltimore scored on sacrifice flies by Matt Wieters in the sixth and Nick Markakis in the seventh.

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