Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/2/14
The three members of the Baltimore Orioles voted onto the All-Star team staged their own version of the Home Run Derby. Chris Davis hit his 35th homer, Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy each had a three-run shot and the Orioles beat Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 Friday night. Davis upped his major league-leading home run total with a two-run drive in the second inning. Only Barry Bonds (39 in 2001), Mark McGwire (37 in 1998) and Reggie Jackson (37 in 1969) hit more homers before the All-Star break. Jones connected in the third to put the Orioles up 5-3, and Hardy went deep in the sixth for a five-run cushion. It all added up to Baltimore's third straight win, even though Toronto outhit the Orioles 14-9. "But we got some big hits with people on base," manager Buck Showalter said. It's been that way all season for the Orioles, who lead the majors with 128 home runs -- including a combined 68 by Davis, Jones and Hardy. All three long balls came off Buehrle, who had allowed o...
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