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Justin Morneau singled in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the ninth inning after an error by Chris Davis, and the Minnesota Twins got a home run from Chris Parmalee in a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.
Although Davis picked up his 17th RBI, he failed to become the first player in major league history to homer in the first five games of the season. The first baseman also opened the door for the Twins to snatch their first win in Baltimore since April 21, 2011.
With the score tied at 5, Baltimore turned to closer Jim Johnson (0-1) in the ninth. Davis let a one-out grounder by Aaron Hicks roll through his legs, and after a two-out walk to Josh Willingham, Morneau singled up the middle.
It was Johnson's first loss since last July 27.
Josh Roenicke (1-0) pitched three innings of one-hit relief and Glen Perkins got three straight outs for his first save.
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Can Chris Davis make it 5 for 5 tonight?
When Chris Davis hit a grand slam Friday evening at Camden Yards, he became one of only four major league baseball players to ever hit four home runs in their first four games of the season. He joins the likes of Willie Mays, Nelson Cruz, and Mark McGwire as the only players to accomplish that feat.
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AL BEast Notebook – April 6
Orioles games have become must-watch TV with the way first baseman Chris Davis has been hitting. Much has been said already but here are some things that stick out to me.
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Chris Davis had a breakout season for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012, but perhaps no one expected this kind of start to 2013.
After homering for a fourth consecutive game, Davis looks to stay hot while helping Baltimore earn a third straight victory Saturday night as it continues this set with the visiting Minnesota Twins.
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The Baltimore Orioles were the darlings of Major League Baseball last season after moving out of the cellar to the post season for the first time in years. Four games into the '13 season they are 3-1 giving fans every reason to think last season was not a fluke (although there are 158 games left to play...).
If Chris Davis can keep it up the Orioles should be able to contend...
BALTIMORE, April 5 — Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis is on top of his game early into the 2013 season.
On Friday he became just the fourth player in major league history to hit a homerun in his first four games of the season.
In the Orioles 9-5 victory over Minnesota , Davis tallied a grand slam and five total RBIs.
He joins an exclusive club that also includes the late...
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (right) receives congratulations from teammates after belting a grand slam in the bottom of the 8th against the Twins (photo courtesy USA Today)
Right now it doesn’t really matter who Chris Davis faces.
After giving fits to the Tampa Rays pitching staff during the Orioles’ first series of the year, Baltimore’s first baseman continued his torrid...
The Orioles scored 20 runs in their 2-1 series victory over the Rays this week. Chris Davis drove in 11 himself and scored four more. His .971 wOBA — 7-for-11, three home runs, three doubles, a walk and a hit by pitch in 13 plate appearances — through the season’s first three games gives him the league lead (Tyler Flowers‘s .816 checks in at second place).
Davis now has 10...
Chris Davis extended his torrid start with a grand slam and five run batted ins, and the Baltimore Orioles used a five-run eighth inning to beat Minnesota 9-5 Friday in their home opener., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/os-davis-make-history-with-slam-vs-twins
After dominating baseball's opening week with his offense, Chris Davis made a costly mistake on defense in the Baltimore Orioles' loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
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Davis had spent his first four games lighting...
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