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Davis hits 35th HR, Jones and Hardy also connect as Orioles beat Blue Jays 8-5

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman, bottom, walks up the pitching mound as Toronto Blue Jays' J.P. Arencibia rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 12, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 12, 2013 - 6:59 PM

BALTIMORE - Chris Davis hit his 35th homer, Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy each had a three-run shot and the Baltimore Orioles beat Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 Friday night.

Davis upped his major league-leading home run total with a two-run drive in the second inning. Only Barry Bonds (39 in 2001), Mark McGwire (37 in 1998) and Reggie Jackson (37 in 1969) hit more homers before the All-Star break.

Jones connected in the third to put the Orioles up 5-3, and Hardy went deep in the sixth for a five-run cushion. All three home runs came off Buehrle, who had allowed only two long balls in his previous 11 starts.

Baltimore leads the majors with 128 home runs, including a combined 68 by Davis, Jones and Hardy.

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