Davis has 3 RBIs, Orioles beat Blue Jays 11-4

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TORONTO (AP) - Adam Jones called Baltimore’s lineup “scary” after back-to-back double digit outbursts against Toronto.

The Blue Jays pitching staff wouldn’t disagree with that assessment.

Chris Davis had two hits and three RBIs, Jonathan Schoop homered and the Orioles beat the Blue Jays 11-4 Thursday night.

Baltimore, which beat Toronto 10-8 Wednesday, scored 10 or more runs in consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 14 and 15, 2008, when the Orioles did it against Cleveland and Detroit.

“We’re going to hit,” Jones said. “That’s how our lineup is designed. Our lineup is scary and it’s fun to see it click the last couple of nights.”

Nelson Cruz had two hits and drove in two runs for the Orioles, extending his streak of games with at least one RBI to seven.

“The guys got into that pass the baton mode that we talk about,” manager Buck Showalter said. “When we get into that, we’re in good shape.”

Cruz had three homers and 10 RBIs in the three-game series against Toronto. He has 22 RBIs in April, a career high for the month.

“I know he’s got something to prove,” Orioles catcher Matt Wieters said. “We really like how he fits into our lineup.”

Bud Norris (1-2) pitched six innings to win for the first time in three road starts this season. Norris allowed three runs and five hits, walked one and struck out four.

Zach Britton worked 1 2-3 innings and Josh Stinson got the final four outs.

Trailing 3-2, Baltimore batted around in a five-run seventh against three Blue Jays relievers.

Neil Wagner started the inning by getting Schoop to line out, but left after ninth-hitter David Lough doubled. Brett Cecil (0-1) came on and walked Nick Markakis before the runners advanced on a double steal. Cruz was intentionally walked to load the bases for Davis, who hit a two-run single through the shift on the left side.

Jones chased Cecil with an RBI double and Esmil Rogers came on to face Wieters, who singled home two runs despite dropping the bat on his follow-through.

“I actually have done that before, but not very often,” Wieters said. “It’s a good way not to roll over.”

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