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Baltimore Orioles utility man Chris Davis hit three home runs against the Blue Jays on Friday night, just one home run of becoming the 17th player in Major League History to hit four homers in one game. Davis, a five-year veteran with 67 career home runs, nearly joined Texas Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton in the four home run club. Hamilton accomplished the feat earlier this season against the Orioles at Oriole Park. “I was definitely thinking about the home run,” Davis said regarding his third at-bat “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.”

Davis accomplishes rare feat

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.

Davis homers on first 3 ABs vs Blue Jays

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. Facing Brad...

Orioles 6, Blue Jays 4

Chris Davis hit three home runs in four at-bats and had four RBIs to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the skidding Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 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...

Orioles recall LHP Matusz, designate J.C. Romero

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. Manager Buck...

Moves Made: Matusz comes back up; Hunter goes down and more..

It looks like Tommy Hunter has been demoted back to minors, and considering how things have gone with him -- especially after Thursday's start, who could blame the team? The Orioles are in it to win, and they have to look at all the weak links. I'd imagine that he would be promoted back once rosters expand in September. As for Matusz, according to reports, he'll be pitching...

Davis homers in first three at-bats

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...

Orioles need a good home stand, but powerful teams are coming to town

The Orioles kick off a seven game home stand tonight that will have the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox in town for three- and four-game series respectively. The Orioles have fared well against the Blue Jays this season going 5-4 including a three game sweep at home against the rival AL East club. While the Orioles are still poised to make a solid run at one of the two...

Orioles 8, Blue Jays 2

J.J. Hardy homered and scored three runs, rookie Steve Johnson allowed four hits over six innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Saturday night to equal their win total of last season. Hardy, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters each had two RBIs for the Orioles, who have won 14 of 20 since Aug. 3. Baltimore (69-57) is in the thick of the AL wild-card chase and...

Baltimore Acquires Joe Sauders from Arizona

The Baltimore Orioles acquired starting pitcher Joe Saunders from the Arizona Diamondbacks for reliever Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named later. The Diamondbacks also sent some cash to offset the $1 million plus still owed to Saunders for the rest of the 2012 season.Lindstrom had been acquired before the season along with Jason Hammel from the Rockies in the Jeremy Guthrie...

White Sox-Orioles Preview

The Baltimore Orioles have put together one of the majors' best records in the last month, but they'll face another surging team in the Chicago White Sox. The two playoff hopefuls open a four-game series Monday night at Camden Yards. Baltimore has won 17 of 25 for the majors' second-best record since July 29 and is tied for the second AL wild-card spot. The Orioles...

Joe Saunders compares favorably to current back-end O’s starters

Earlier this afternoon, the Orioles completed a waiver wire trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks to send Joe Saunders to Baltimore for relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom. Lets break this trade down. Joe Saunders is coming to town to fill the fifth rotation spot previously held by Tommy Hunter. Hunter has an ERA of nearly 6 (5.95), while Saunders’ is 4.22. The MLB average ERA is is 4...

Orioles Press Release: Mike Mussina and Rich Dauer to be inducted into Orioles Hall of Fame tomorrow

From the good folks at the Baltimore Orioles... *** Mike Mussina and Rich Dauer to be inducted into Orioles Hall of Fame tomorrow On Saturday, August 25, the Orioles and Oriole Advocates will hold a formal induction ceremony prior to their 7:05 p.m. game with the Toronto Blue Jays to honor 2012 Orioles Hall of Fame inductees MIKE MUSSINA and RICH DAUER and Herb Armstrong Award...

Joe Saunders to Join Orioles After Baltimore Swings Trade With Arizona Diamondbacks

BALTIMORE -- Eager to bolster an inexperienced pitching staff during their first playoff run since 1997, the Baltimore Orioles obtained left-hander Joe Saunders on Sunday in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Baltimore gave Arizona right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom and cash considerations or a player to be named later. Saunders, who was scheduled to start Sunday against San...

Going for it

As I sit here in the pressbox, Anthony is currently building an ark with his fellow fans in the stands. In between the raindrops he sends in this dispatch. ______________   On Sundays, I usually have lunch with some friends before the game at one of the fine Baltimore establishments across the street from Camden Yards. Before this season, the topic of conversation would have...
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