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Davis' slam, 5 RBIs carry Orioles over Twins 9-5

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Apr 6, 2013 at 6:42 am

BALTIMORE (AP) _ Chris Davis extended his torrid start with a grand slam and five RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles used a five-run eighth inning to beat Minnesota 9-5 Friday in their home opener.

Davis became the fourth player in major league history to homer in his first four games of the season, joining Willie Mays, Mark McGwire and Nelson Cruz. He is 9 for 15 (.600) with four homers and 16 RBIs.

The Orioles trailed 5-4 before loading the bases with one out in the eighth against Casey Fien (0-1). After Adam Jones tied it with an RBI single, Davis greeted Tyler Robertson with an opposite-field shot to left on the first pitch.

The grand slam set off a wild celebration from the sellout crowd of 46,653.

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