Davis HR backs Jimenez as Orioles beat A's 5-2 for split
BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Davis homered, Ubaldo Jimenez pitched eight effective innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Saturday night for a doubleheader split.
Marcus Semien homered and drove in three runs in the opener, and the Athletics broke a four-game skid with an 8-4 victory.
The day-night doubleheader was scheduled after rain washed out the first game of the series Friday night. It was the A's first doubleheader in exactly two years.
In the nightcap, Davis' eighth homer capped a four-run third inning against Jesse Hahn (1-1). It also snapped an 0-for-16 skid.
Winless in his four previous starts, Jimenez (2-3) gave up two runs and nine hits. He finished his outing by striking out the side in the eighth.