Baltimore Orioles Daily: Chris Davis powers Birds to first win since April 29
By Sam Belden
The Baltimore Orioles are still in the American League cellar, but with their power hitters rounding into form, they may not be there for much longer.
After nearly two weeks and a whole lot of losing, the Baltimore Orioles are finally back in the win column.
Starter Andrew Cashner was solid against the Kansas City Royals, giving up three runs over six innings, but the real heroes of the game were a pair of power hitters: Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo. Davis continued his power surge, homering for the second consecutive game with fourth-inning blast to put the Birds up 3-2.
Later, with the score tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the eighth, Trumbo hit a clutch single with the bases loaded, bringing home the go-ahead runs. The rapidly improving Brad Brach came in for the save, and the O’s headed home with a 5-3 victory.
Take a look at Trumbo’s game-winning hit:
It was the Birds’ first victory in nearly two weeks, but at 9-27, they still own the worst record in the American League. They’ll try to ride their momentum to a series win in tonight’s rubber game, set for 7:05 p.m. ET. Until then, here’s what you might have missed yesterday.
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