By Eduardo A. Encina
The Baltimore Sun
6:03 PM PDT, September 26, 2012
A night after being shut out for the first time in 49 games, the Orioles have brought their bats in their series finale against the Blue Jays.
The Orioles have hit six homers tonight after seven innings, including three in the five-run fifth, to build up a 10-2 lead.
Their six homers is the most they've hit since clubbing six in a 10-6 win over the Yankees on Sept. 6.
In the fifth, Jim Thome hit his first homer at Camden Yards as an Oriole, the 19th of his career here, to tie the game at 2. Three batters later, Manny Machado went deep to left for his his fifth career homer.
The homers by Thome, 42, and Machado, 20, marked the first time teammates at least 20 years apart in age hit homers in the same inning since June 14, 2005 when Julio Franco (46) and Kelly Johnson (23) of the Braves both homered in the fifth inning.
After Nate McLouth and J.J. Hardy reached with two-out singles, Chris Davis launched his 27th homer of the season, a three-run shot to center field, marking the first time the Orioles have hit the three homers in the same inning since that Sept. 6 game.
McLouth led off the bottom of the first with his sixth homer of the season, and Mark Reynolds launched a towering two-run shot, his 23rd of the season, in the sixth to put the Orioles up 8-2.
Davis hit his second homer of the game in the seventh off Brandon Lyon, for his third career multi-homer game. Davis has nine homers this season against the Blue Jays, the most of any Oriole against Toronto in a single season in franchise history.
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