SAN DIEGO – With one swing, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis erased the disappointment of his previous three at-bats Wednesday at Petco Park.
Davis had already struck out twice and stranded four baserunners — including three in scoring position — when he stepped to the plate in the eighth inning of a tie game against the San Diego Padres.
Wasting no time, he blasted left-handed reliever Colt Hynes’ first pitch deep into the right-center field seats. The three-run homer started a string of seven unanswered runs for the Orioles in a 10-3 win before an announced 21,206.
Davis’ majors-leading 41st homer of the season also elicited collective awe from the seating bowl,...