Davis hits 38th homer as Orioles beat Astros 4-3

Davis hits 38th homer as Orioles beat Astros 4-3
July 30, 2013, 9:57 pm
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen delivers against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

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BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 38th home run, a two-run shot in the sixth inning that gave the Baltimore Orioles their first lead in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

Davis had gone 10 straight games without a long ball until connecting off Lucas Harrell (5-11).

J.J. Hardy hit a two-run single in the fourth inning to start Baltimore's comeback from a three-run deficit. The Orioles got only three hits in winning for the second time in seven games.

Wei-Yin Chen (6-3) allowed three runs, seven hits and a walk in 7 1-3 innings for his fourth straight win. The left-hander had a season-high nine strikeouts.

Jim Johnson worked a perfect ninth for his 36th save.