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Stepping to the plate with a chance to become the 17th player in baseball history to hit four home runs in a game, Chris Davis had one thing in mind.
''I was thinking about trying to work a walk,'' Davis said with a wry grin.
Davis didn't get that fourth homer, but three was quite enough to power the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-4 victory over the skidding Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
Davis hit solo shots off Carlos Villanueva (6-4) in the second and fourth innings, then greeted Steve Delabar in the sixth with an opposite-field, two-run drive to left field to put Baltimore up 5-1.
Facing Brad Lincoln in the eighth inning, Davis took three mighty swings but struck out on four pitches.
''I was definitely thinking about the home run,'' Davis said. ''He gave me a good pitch to hit on the first pitch and I fouled it off. He was tough after that, but the biggest thing is we get the win and I enjoyed a pretty good night.''
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By making a pitching appearance this season and hitting for power, Baltimore's Chris Davis accomplished a feat that only two other players have pulled off since 1900.
Chris Davis homered in each of his first three at-bats for the Baltimore Orioles against the Toronto Blue Jays, but couldn't continue the power display in his fourth trip to the plate.
Davis hit solo shots off starter Carlos Villanueva in the second and fourth innings Friday night and added a two-run drive against Steve Delabar in the sixth to put Baltimore up 5-1.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is back on the 15-day disabled list, saddled with the same injury that kept him sidelined for 51/2 weeks before his short-lived return on Friday.
Bautista left Toronto's game against the Orioles on Saturday night in the third inning with discomfort in his left wrist, and after the game the Blue Jays put him on the DL.
The Baltimore Orioles have recalled left-hander Brian Matusz from Triple-A Norfolk and assigned him to the bullpen, a radical change for the long-time starter.
Matusz has pitched in 68 major league games, all of them starts. The Orioles had him serve as a reliever in four games recently with Norfolk, and he did well enough to warrant a look at the big league level.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is back on the 15-day disabled list, saddled with the same injury that kept him sidelined for 5 1/2 weeks before his short-lived return on Friday.
Bautista left Toronto's game against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night in the third inning with discomfort in his left wrist, and after the game the Blue Jays put him on the DL.
One day after being activated, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was back on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a wrist injury that could end his season. The left wrist strain had sidelined Bautista for 5 1/2 weeks before he felt discomfort in his wrist during the third inning of Saturday's game. Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Bautista will be examined by a...
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The 29-year-old Chavez split this season between Toronto and Triple-A Las Vegas. He was 1-1 with an 8.44 ERA in two starts and seven relief appearances for the Blue Jays.
Chavez is 7-11 with a 5.74 ERA in 152 games for Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Kansas City and Toronto.
The deal was announced before...
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Fantasy baseball players received some good news this afternoon to kickoff the weekend.
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From the good folks at the Baltimore Orioles...
Mike Mussina and Rich Dauer to be inducted into Orioles Hall of Fame tomorrow
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