BALTIMORE — Every once in a while, Chris Davis conjures memories of last season by launching a baseball far over the outfield wall.
Davis interrupted his frustrating 2014 season with such a moment Saturday, hitting a two-run homer off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to carry the Orioles past the skidding Blue Jays 3-2.
Davis batted .286 with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs last year. This season he's at .228, 11 and 33.
His work ethic, however, remains the same.
"I've been doing everything I can to try to get back to feeling good in the box," Davis said. "I felt the last couple of days I've started to click a little bit. Didn't have a lot to show for it."
Davis ended an 0-for-9 drought with a drive that put the Orioles up 3-1 in the fifth.
"Big home run for the team in the situation, and the individual," teammate Adam Jones said. "He's been grinding it out."
Bud Norris extended an impressive run by Orioles starters, who have allowed two runs or fewer in 13 of the past 16 games.