Five home runs seal Baltimore's win

Baltimore hit five home runs in a 9-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays while the Athletics also seal big win in the MLB.

    Markakis (21) hit a two RBI home run in the 9-1 win [Getty Images]
    Markakis (21) hit a two RBI home run in the 9-1 win [Getty Images]

    Delmon Young, JJ Hardy and Chris Davis hit consecutive homers in the fifth inning as Baltimore banged out five homers to ease past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 and record a first victory in four contests.

    Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce started the onslaught with back-to-back homers in the third inning.

    Elsewhere, Josh Donaldson capped a three-hit night with a critical two-run double in the ninth inning of the Oakland Athletics' 8-2 win over the Houston Astros.

    The Athletics (77-53) scored five runs in the ninth, extending to a comfortable margin after the Astros (55-77) pulled close in the eighth.

    AJ Burnett pitched seven strong innings and struck out 12 batters to snap a personal six-game losing streak as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 3-2.

    Other results:

    Yankees 8, Royals 1

    Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10 innings)

    Brewers 10, Padres 1

    Rangers 2, Mariners 0

    Marlins 7, Angels 1

    Rockies 3, Giants 2

    Cardinals 3, Pirates 2

    SOURCE: Reuters


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