BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Davis homered in a six-run first inning, added a grand slam in the fourth and finished with a career-high six RBIs to help the Baltimore Orioles breeze past the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Tuesday night. It was the 19th career multihomer game for Davis, making his fifth start since coming off the disabled list with an oblique strain. Baltimore's cleanup hitter hadn't gone deep since June 10 and has 16 home runs after hitting 38 last season. The Orioles scored six runs against Tyson Ross (2-2) before making an out, and that was enough to send Baltimore to its second straight win over Texas following a three-game sweep by the Chicago Cubs. Dylan Bundy (9-8) allowed one run and
Staff writer Evan Grant recently held a chat to discuss all things Rangers. Here are some highlights. You pointed out the Rangers record when Delino plays, and plays well. Would you like to see him on the field more going forward? Grant: "I believe he had started 56 of 94 games going into Thursday, which puts him on a pace for 95-100 starts. Based on his play this year compared to the other left field options, yeah, he probably deserves a little more playing time. But Jeff Banister is trying to balance playing time for DeShields, Mazara, Gallo, Napoli and whoever has been the extra guy (Profar/Robinson). It means a little bit less than what you would normally expect for a starter. I do think
The Los Angeles Dodgers (66-29) have been red-hot since losing three straight games in early June, winning 31 of their last 35 games to take an 11-game lead on the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies in the National League West. The Dodgers' success has come from just about everywhere. Manager Dave Roberts boasts a squad with the best ERA in baseball (3.07), the fifth-best offense (822 runs) and No. 12 in fielding percentage (.984).