Chris Davis hit two of Baltimore’s four home runs and drove in four as the host Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.
The Orioles won the last three games in this series thanks to their long-dormant offense, which scored a total of 37 runs in those contests. Baltimore registered at least 11 runs in each game.
In this game, Davis (2-for-3, three runs, four RBIs) hit a pair of two-run shots. Jonathan Schoop homered for the sixth time in seven games, a three-run blast. Austin Wynns added a solo homer.
That helped starter Dylan Bundy (7-9), who gave up three runs — all solo homers — on four hits in seven innings, striking out seven and not walking a batter.
Bundy now has allowed 26 homers in 115 1/3 innings, matching what he gave up in all of 2017.
Yonny Chirinos (0-3) started for Tampa Bay and gave up four runs on six hits in three innings and took the loss. A three-run first inning was his undoing.
The Orioles scored their first run when Mark Trumbo grounded into a force play to score Tim Beckham. Adam Jones’ hard slide took out second baseman Daniel Robertson and stopped him from trying to complete a double play.
Robertson left the game in the fourth with a left ankle bruise, though X-rays were negative.
Davis followed with a two-run homer on a ball that actually hit the palm of center fielder Mallex Smith’s glove but bounced over the fence. It gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead.
C.J. Cron hit the first of his two solo homers in the second for the Rays before Jones answered in the bottom half with an RBI single.
Cron lined another solo homer in the fourth before Wynns homered to left in the bottom half. That call had to stand up under review as a fan reached out to catch the ball.
Jace Peterson added an RBI single in the fifth for Baltimore, stretching the lead to 6-2. Jake Bauers hit the Rays’ third homer of the day in the sixth, making it 6-3.
Schoop added his three-run homer in the seventh before the Rays scored two in the eighth. Davis answered with his long two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth.
—Field Level Media