Power surge provides bright spot in defeat

Young, Machado each hit two homers Sunday vs. Rays

Power surge provides bright spot in defeat

BALTIMORE -- Delmon Young and Manny Machado each hit two homers in Sunday's 9-5 loss to the Rays and provided a bright spot for Baltimore.

Young, who recorded his first two homers of the season, went yard both times off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi. He hit a first-pitch cut fastball with two outs in the first inning and repeated that on the same pitch and same count in the third. It marked Young's first regular-season home run since August 29, 2014, and was the fourth multi-homer game of his career.

"I think we all would have won that bet [that he would hit a second homer] if we thought he was going to hit one. He almost hit three, " manager Buck Showalter said of Young, who sent a ball to the warning track off Rays reliever Steve Geltz in the bottom of the seventh. "The last few days the ball is just flying out of here. But he got all of the first one. It's good to see. With [Adam] Jonesy being out we need somebody to step up a little bit and he did."

Machado turned in his second multi-homer game of the season -- the fourth of his career -- hitting a two-run homer in the seventh to chase Odorizzi from the game and a leadoff blast in the ninth off Xavier Cedeno. His second home run was confirmed by a crew-chief review.

"It's always a good day when you go out there and score some runs and swing the bats well," said Machado, who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. "Hitting, we're not getting people over. We've got to do a little better job. We're getting there little by little."

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.