Davis adds third homer in three games as O's top Rays
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 4, 2013
Davis hit a three-run homer in Baltimore's 7-4 victory on opening day, then had another three-run homer and drove in four runs in an 8-7 loss to the Rays on Wednesday night. Davis, who joined Frank Robinson on Thursday in becoming the second player since 1920 in organization history to homer in the first three games of the season, has given Baltimore's lineup a significant boost. 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 in the sixth. Jokes aside, the Orioles, who defied critics all last season en route to a 93-win playoff run, showed they are mighty serious about a follow-up act. The O's who lost a little luster with Brian Roberts' ninth-inning hamstring injury finally leave Florida with a divisional series "W" and a three-game stretch that featured good starting pitching and a well-balanced offensive attack that was better than anyone could have expected.