Davis Powers Orioles Past Rays for Opening Series Win

7:30 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) is congratulated by catcher Matt Wieters (32) and center fielder Adam Jones (10) after he hit a 2-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Chris Davis homered for the third straight day and drove in four runs Thursday to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Davis went 7 of 11 with three homers, three doubles and a major league-leading 11 RBIs in helping the Orioles win two of three games in the season-opening series. He drove in four for the second day in a row, hitting a two-run homer in the second inning and a two-run double that broke a 2-2 tie against Roberto Hernandez (0-1) in the sixth.

Adam Jones had three more hits, giving him seven in a series that saw the three-four-five spots in Baltimore's lineup go 17 for 37 with four homers, six doubles, 13 runs scored and 15 RBIs.

Miguel Gonzalez (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

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