Khris Davis hits 2 HRs, Chris Davis hitless, A's thump O's
By TODD KARPOVICH
BALTIMORE (AP) - Oakland slugger Khris Davis homered twice and had three hits, Baltimore's Chris Davis extended his record hitless streak to 50 at-bats and the Athletics beat the Orioles 10-3 Wednesday night.
Chad Pinder, Matt Chapman and Jurickson Profar also homered for Oakland, which can take the four-game series Thursday.
Chris Davis entered as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and flied out to center. He's 0 for 29 this season and hasn't gotten a hit since Sept. 14.
Oakland starter Frankie Montas (2-1) allowed three runs and three hits with three strikeouts and a walk over six innings.
Trey Mancini and Rio Ruiz each homered for the rebuilding Orioles, who have lost six of seven and fell two games below .500 for the first time this season.
Pinder provided the early lead with a solo homer in the second off Dan Straily (0-1). The A's increased the lead to 3-0 an inning later when Chapman, who went 3 for 4, had an RBI double and scored on a single by Davis.
Profar homered for the second straight night with a two-run shot in third for a 5-0 lead.
Straily, who was signed Friday after being released by the Miami Marlins, started in place of the injured Alex Cobb and allowed five runs and eight hits over 3 1/3 innings.
Davis boosted the lead to 7-0 in the fifth with a two-run homer off left-hander Josh Rogers, who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk prior to the game.
Montas retired 12 in a row before Mancini hit his sixth home run in the fifth. After Renato Núñez singled to left, Ruiz hit another homer that cut the lead to 7-3.
The Athletics added on in the seventh when Chapman and Davis hit back-to-back homers off Rogers.
Orioles: Rule 5 selection INF Drew Jackson cleared waivers and returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Athletics: RHP Chris Bassitt, on the injured list with a lower right leg contusion, allowed one run and struck out five while throwing 53 pitches in three innings for Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. Manager Bob Melvin said Oakland will try to stretch Bassitt out further in his next rehab start. ... OF Nick Martini has started to run as he returns from a sprained right knee.
Orioles: Cobb (lumbar strain) could be available to start April 16 when he is eligible to come off the injured list.
Athletics: RHP Aaron Brooks (1-1, 4.09 ERA) starts against Baltimore for the first time in his career as Oakland wraps up the four-game series. He faced the Orioles twice as a reliever, allowing one run and one hit over one inning.
Orioles: Dylan Bundy (0-0, 7.36 ERA) is looking to get on track after throwing just 3 2/3 innings in each of his previous two starts.
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