Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis follows through on a two-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Carlos Perez, left, watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Chris Davis hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning – one of four in the game by the Orioles – and Baltimore defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Friday night in the series opener after blowing a three-run lead.
Mark Trumbo also hit a two-run blast, and Joey Rickard and Manny Machado added back-to-back solo shots for the AL East leaders who improved to 8-7 away from home. They had played just two road games since April 28 before opening a nine-game West Coast trip in Anaheim.
Angels starter Hector Santiago gave up Baltimore's first three homers before being ejected in the third inning for gesturing to home-plate umpire John Tumpane about how he was calling balls and strikes.
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Mychal Givens (3-0) allowed two hits and no runs in 1 1/3 innings. Jose Alvarez (1-2) took the loss.