BALTIMORE — Chris Davis and Manny Machado each homered twice, and the Orioles tied a team record with seven homers in routing the Blue Jays 12-2 Wednesday.
Baltimore salvaged a split of the four-game series to stay atop the American League wild-card race and remain 11/2 games behind first-place New York in the East.
Nate McLouth hit a leadoff shot in the first, and Jim Thome and Mark Reynolds also homered. Baltimore has hit seven homers three times, most recently Aug. 26, 1985.
The Orioles trailed 2-1 in the fifth before hitting three home runs.
Thome, 42, led off with his third homer since joining the Orioles on June 30 and 612th overall. With two outs, Machado, a 20-year-old rookie, hit his fifth (all at home).
Davis' three-run drive gave the Orioles a five-run inning and chased Carlos Villanueva. His five RBIs were a career high.