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Orioles recap: Chris Davis homers to back Yovani Gallardo in 4-2 win over Twins

Orioles recap: Chris Davis homers to back Yovani Gallardo in 4-2 win over Twins

After the Orioles' powerful lineup went without a home run on Opening Day, an announced 12,622 shivering fans were treated to their first in the third inning Wednesday night.

Chris Davis, who signed a seven-year, $161 million contract to continue to treat Camden Yards as a launching pad, hit his first long ball of the season to back newly signed veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo in a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Gallardo made his Orioles debut and gave up just two hits over five innings to get the decision. He threw 89 pitches — 52 of them for strikes — and struck out four before giving way to a parade of effective Orioles relievers. He might have gone...

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