Chris Davis hit three homers, including back-to-back shots with left fielder Nelson Cruz in a four-run fifth, as the Orioles bashed the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-2, in their first game at PNC Park since 2011.
The Orioles still have adding another hitter on their wish list, and they have discussed acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets, according to an industry source. Those talks apparently hit a roadblock when the Mets were asking for left-handed pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez.
Jake Arrieta has wanted to be ¿the guy¿ for the Orioles. He loved getting the ball on Opening Day. He loves competing. And he was crestfallen when he was taken out of the rotation because of ineffectiveness earlier this month.