SARASOTA, Fla. – Chris Davis hit a long home run to center field in the Baltimore Orioles' 9-2 loss to a Minnesota Twins' split-squad on Monday.
Davis, the major league home run leader last year with 53, hit his first — and the Orioles' first — of spring training in the fourth game.
Bud Norris started for the Orioles and threw two shutout innings, allowing one run, striking out two and walking one. Kevin Gausman followed and gave up a run on two hits in two innings. Gausman also struck out two and walked one.
Vance Worley threw three shutout innings for the Twins, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Minnesota scored seven runs in the ninth to break a 2-all tie. The big hit was Wilkin Ramirez's three-run home run.