Posted July 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
Chris Davis set a franchise record by hitting his 31st home run before the All-Star break, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the skidding New York Yankees 4-2 Sunday night for a three-game sweep. Manny Machado and Nate McLouth also homered for the Orioles, who increased their major-league leading total to 115. Davis has six more home runs than anyone else in the big leagues after hitting three in the last two games. His second-inning drive against Hiroki Kuroda (7-6) broke Brady Anderson's franchise record for home runs before the All-Star Game. Anderson had 30 in 1996 en route to hitting 50 for the season, a team record that still stands. Robinson Cano homered for the Yankees, who have lost five straight - matching their longest skid of the year - and 13 of 18. New York dropped into fourth place in the AL East, 6 1/2 games behind division leader Boston. Kuroda went six-plus innings and yielded all three Orioles home runs, a season high, after allowing only two homers in his previo...
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