Rajai Davis

Trey Mancini hits two homers as extra-base-happy Orioles top Athletics, 7-2

Trey Mancini hits two homers as extra-base-happy Orioles top Athletics, 7-2

In an offensive performance as in-character as it was generally uncommon, the Orioles' 7-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night in the first of a four-game series at Oakland Coliseum was built almost exclusively on extra-base hits.

Led by rookie Trey Mancini, who homered twice and added a double, the Orioles' first nine hits went for extra bases until a pinch-hit single by outfielder Craig Gentry in the eighth inning spoiled the unusual streak.

Even so, the nine extra-base hits tied a season-high and showed that even a makeshift lineup built with the Orioles’ powerful bats can do damage.

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