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By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Khris Davis homered twice, while Chad Pinder, Jurickson Profar, and Matt Chapman each added a round-tripper for Oakland, as the Athletics pounded Baltimore pitching for the second straight day, winning 10-3.
Khris Davis drove in four runs with his 17th multi-home run game since 2016, and Chapman added three RBIs. The win moved Oakland back to .500 (8-8).
Frankie Montas (2-1) gave up a pair of home runs in the fifth inning to Trey Mancini and Rio Ruiz, but hurled five scoreless inning to get the win. The A’s bullpen contingent of J.B. Wendelken, Ryan Buchter and Yusmeiro Petit held the Orioles scoreless over the last three innings.
Dan Strally (0-1) took the loss, lasting 3 1/3 innings while giving up five earned runs.
For the second consecutive day, Baltimore held struggling slugger Chris Davis out of the lineup. Chris Davis was 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday, pushing his streak of plate appearances without a hit to 57, tying the MLB record set by Cleveland’s Tony Bernazard in 1984.
Khris Davis’s seven home runs is tied for the MLB lead with Cody Bellinger and Jay Bruce.
The Athletics and Orioles complete their series on Thursday with an 8:35 a.m. PDT start.