Colby Rasmus

Mark Trumbo, Chris Davis supply big swings as Orioles hold on for 7-5 win over Braves

Mark Trumbo, Chris Davis supply big swings as Orioles hold on for 7-5 win over Braves

What does it take to fix a beleaguered batter, or for that matter, a team full of them?

For Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis, a pair of middle-of-the-order bats who for the better part of a season and a half haven't produced as such, the solution is the same: Getting runners on creates the ability to get them in, and one can’t happen without the other.

Before a sellout crowd at SunTrust Park on Saturday, Trumbo and Davis provided the two big swings the Orioles needed before they held on for a 7-5 win over the Atlanta Braves.

While the path each took to their punishing swings Saturday — Trumbo's first-inning grand slam and Davis' three-run...

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