Orioles Blast Cardinals 12-2 Friday
On a night in which the Orioles wore 1954 throwback uniforms to mark the 60th anniversary of their arrival in Baltimore, the team administered an old-fashioned whipping on the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Orioles swatted six home runs in their 12-2 laugher. The Orioles moved 17 games over .500 and maintained their five-game lead atop the AL East.
J.J. Hardy hit two of the six. Hardy hit a solo shot and a three-run drive for his 11th multihomer game. Manny Machado, Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Ryan Flaherty also connected as Baltimore, which reached double figures in runs for the first time since April 24.
The six homers came on a night when the Orioles were celebrating their 60th year in Baltimore with past sluggers Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray, Boog Powell, Ken Singleton, Cal Ripken and Brady Anderson among those in attendance. By comparison, the Orioles' leading home run hitter during their inaugural 1954 season in Baltimore was Vern Stephens with eight.