MLB roundup: Chris Davis helps Orioles rip Yankees

Chris Davis homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 30, and the Orioles routed the Yankees, 11-3, Saturday night in Baltimore to extend New York’s losing streak to four games.

Davis hit a three-run drive in the first inning and added a two-run shot in the sixth, his third multihomer game of the season. The five RBIs gave him 79, second most in the big leagues and just six short of his career high.

Ryan Flaherty also homered for the Orioles, who built a 9-0 lead in the third against David Phelps (5-5). Baltimore will seek to complete a three-game sweep on Sunday.


Zach Britton (2-2) limited the offensively challenged, injury-riddled Yankees to one earned run over 5 innings. New York began the day ranked 26th in batting average and 23d in runs among the 30 major league teams.

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Phelps surrendered nine hits and a career-high nine runs in 2 innings. The righty was 4-0 in his previous nine starts against AL East foes since Aug. 27.

Rays 4, Tigers 3 — Yunel Escobar had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning as Tampa Bay rallied past Detroit. Luke Scott tied the game for the Rays in the eighth with a solo shot to right field.

 Tigers starter Justin Verlander pitched a season-high eight innings but is winless in his last four starts.

Mets 5, Nationals 1 — Dillon Gee beat Washington for the third time this season and host New York scored the go-ahead run when third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and shortstop Ian Desmond made errors on the same play.


Indians 4, White Sox 3 — Nick Swisher singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and visiting Cleveland beat Chicago for the third time in less than 24 hours.

Swisher’s homer in the ninth inning Friday night helped Cleveland secure a sweep of a marathon doubleheader.

Braves 11, Diamondbacks 5 — Jason Heyward hit a tying RBI double and Andrelton Simmons scored the go-ahead run on the same play in a seven-run eighth inning that gave host Atlanta a victory over Arizona.

The Braves rallied for their 23d comeback victory, tops in the National League.

Marlins 7, Padres 1 — Jacob Turner pitched a seven-hitter for his first complete game in 19 career starts, helping host Miami beat San Diego.


The Marlins had been outscored, 20-3, while losing their first four games to San Diego this season, but the lowest-scoring team in the majors gave Turner a 6-0 lead after four innings.

Pirates 2, Brewers 1 — Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones each homered and Francisco Liriano pitched six strong innings against visiting Milwaukee as surging Pittsburgh won its eighth straight game.

Cardinals 7, Athletics 1 — Adam Wainwright pitched a five-hitter to become the NL’s second 11-game winner, Matt Adams had his first two-homer game, and St. Louis won in Oakland.

Dodgers 4, Phillies 3 — A.J. Ellis’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth picked up Los Angeles after Philadelphia tied the game in the top of the inning.

Twins 6, Royals 2 — Kyle Gibson pitched six solid innings in his major league debut and Trevor Plouffe homered to help Minnesota beat Kansas City in Minneapolis.

Rockies 2, Giants 1 — Nolan Arenado hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth to lift Colorado over San Francisco, which has lost six straight.

Angels 7, Astros 2 — Joe Blanton pitched seven sharp innings and Howie Kendrick and Chris Iannetta both homered to give Los Angeles the win in Houston.

Cubs 5, Mariners 3 — Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift visiting Chicago.

Reds 6, Rangers 4 — Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and Cincinnati snapped a three-game losing streak with a win in Arlington, Texas.