Jones, Davis Homer to lead Orioles to 3-2 Win Over Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Davis hit a go-ahead single and his 30th home run, and the Baltimore Orioles pulled within two games of the second wild-card spot in the American League with a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
Adam Jones launched his 18th homer in the first inning off Seattle starter Vidal Nuno (0-1) and scored on Davis' base hit in the fourth. Davis then hit a line drive out to center field off reliever Mayckol Guaipe in the sixth that landed in nearly the same spot as Jones' drive.
Davis reached 30 homers for the third time in the last four years. He led the majors with 53 in 2013.
Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz extended his hitting streak to a career-high 20 games with an opposite-field single leading off the fourth. His streak of nine straight games with an extra-base hit came to an end.