Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Nate McLouth, Nick Markakis and Chris Davis drove in two runs apiece as the Baltimore Orioles cruised to a 10-2 win over the Oakland Athletics to open a four-game set on Thursday.
McLouth and Markakis also scored a pair of runs and Davis had two hits, including a solo homer in the sixth inning. Adam Jones had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run, while Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy both had an RBI for the Orioles, winners in six of their last eight games.
Jason Hammel (3-1) held the A's to just two unearned runs on three hits over six innings.
Josh Donaldson drove in both runs for Oakland, which saw starter Jarrod Parker (0-4) give up six runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.
The A's have dropped six of their last seven games following a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros April 15-17.