Davis Has 3 RBIs, Orioles Beat Blue Jays 11-4
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TORONTO — Chris Davis had two hits and three RBIs, Jonathan Schoop homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Thursday night.
Nelson Cruz had two hits and drove in two runs for the Orioles, extending his streak of games with at least one RBI to seven.
Cruz had three homers and 10 RBIs in the three game series against Toronto. He has 22 RBIs in April, a career high for the month.
Bud Norris (1-2) pitched six innings to win for the first time in three road starts this season. Norris allowed three runs and five hits, walked one and struck out four.
Zach Britton worked 1 2-3 innings and Josh Stinson got the final four outs.
Trailing 3-2, Baltimore batted around in a five-run seventh against three Blue Jays relievers.
Neil Wagner started the inning by getting Schoop to line out, but left after ninth-hitter David Lough doubled. Brett Cecil (0-1) came on and walked Nick Markakis before the runners advanced on a double steal. Cruz was intentionally walked to load the bases for Davis, who hit a two-run single through the shift on the left side.
Adam Jones chased Cecil with an RBI double and Esmil Rogers came on to face Matt Wieters, who singled home two runs despite dropping the bat on his follow-through.
The runs off Cecil were the first he’d allowed this season. The left-hander came in having worked 8 2-3 scoreless innings in 10 appearances.
The Orioles piled on with four more off Rogers in the eighth, with Cruz and Adam Jones each hitting two-run singles.
Toronto took a 3-0 lead in the second when Dioner Navarro hit a leadoff homer off Norris, his first. Two batters later, Colby Rasmus drilled a two-run shot.
Baltimore sliced the gap to one with a two-run fifth. Schoop hit a leadoff homer, David Lough followed with a walk, stole second and scored on a two-out single by Davis.
Hutchison allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, matching his longest outing of the season. He walked one and matched a season high with nine strikeouts. Hutchison, who had elbow surgery in 2012, threw a season-high 102 pitches, 63 strikes.
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