BALTIMORE (AP) — A series that began with a disheartening defeat ended in uplifting fashion for the Baltimore Orioles.
Chris Davis went 4 for 4, including his AL-leading 14th homer, and Baltimore got a three-run shot from Matt Wieters in a 6-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Nick Markakis added a solo home run for the Orioles, who took two of three from New York to pull within three games of the first-place Yankees in the AL East.
In the opener Monday night, Baltimore closer Jim Johnson blew a ninth-inning lead and Baltimore absorbed its sixth straight loss. The Orioles rebounded to win in 10 innings on Tuesday night before coasting in the finale.
“Anytime a division rival comes in, you want to try to win the series especially when you’re at home,” Davis said. “We avoided the snowball effect to some degree and were able…
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