Davis finished 4-for-5 with five RBIs and four runs scored and
Adam Jones added two hits and an RBI to extend his major league-best
hitting streak to 14 games for the Orioles, who have won six
straight against the Pirates. Miguel Gonzalez (2-3) pitched six
strong innings for the win, striking out seven and allowing two runs
on seven hits.
Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Ike Davis homered for
the Pirates, who have lost four of their last five. Francisco
Liriano (0-4) absorbed most of the damage, giving up six runs and
nine hits over five innings to remain winless in 10 starts this
The Pirates scratched across the game's first run on McCutchen's RBI
single in the third, but Gonzalez faced the minimum for the
remainder of his night, allowing just one hit, which was erased by a
double play. Baltimore answered in the fourth as J.J. Hardy singled
in a run and Caleb Joseph drew a bases-loaded walk for a 2-1 lead.
The Orioles teed off on Liriano in the fifth, as Jones doubled home
Manny Machado and Chris Davis and Cruz followed with back-to-back
blasts to break it open. Chris Davis and Ike Davis traded solo shots
in the seventh before Chris Davis punctuated his big night with a
two-run blast in the ninth.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Davis has seven career multi-homer games, including
two three-homer contests, the last of which was Aug. 24, 2012. … The
Orioles have scored six or more runs in consecutive games for only
the second time this season. … The Pirates hit into three double
plays, including inning-ending twin-killings with two men aboard in
the seventh and eighth.
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