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Baltimore blasts A’s, 18-2


lgo_mlb_baltimore_oriolesAfter a pair of walk-off wins, Baltimore didn’t need any drama to dispatch of the Oakland A’s on Sunday in an 18-2 win.

The Orioles notched 26 hits and four homers off six A’s pitchers, breaking the game open with a nine-run fifth that saw the O’s send 13 men to the plate.

Adam Jones had two homers, his 21st and 22nd, on a 3-for-4 day, and outfielder Gerardo Parra was 5-for-6 at the plate with a home run, his second of the weekend series.

Wei-Yin Chen (7-6, 3.20 ERA) had an easy day with the run support, giving up two runs on eight hits in six innings of work, striking out seven with no walks.

Baltimore (60-56) is four games back of the New York Yankees in the American League East and tied for the second wild-card spot in the AL.



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