O's go back-to-back for 3rd straight game

Club accomplishes feat for first time, has hit 12 homers in that span

O's go back-to-back for 3rd straight game

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Orioles are hitting home runs at an insane clip, and on Wednesday they did it in record-breaking fashion.

The O's again went back-to-back in a 9-2 win over the Twins, with Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo's fourth-inning homers giving Baltimore a new franchise record with a three-game streak of consecutive home runs.

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"We obviously have a lot of power in our lineup," Davis said. "I think guys have really had good at-bats, especially these last couple days. Not just going up there and hacking, [but] looking for a purpose and driving. And we haven't been missing them. I don't know if [going back-to-back] is a thing, but it's definitely nice to see."

Baltimore has hit 12 homers in its last three games, four of which came on Wednesday, two on Tuesday and six on Sunday.

Orioles belt four homers

"It's not a big topic of conversation," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of the home run frenzy, which also included Adam Jones going deep Wednesday for the second consecutive game. "They don't go in the cage and work on hitting home runs. They go in the cage to work on their timing, and all that other stuff just comes with it. They're strong, and when they square a ball up ... but I'm impressed with the conditions that we've been playing under and the professional approach that our guys have had. That bodes well over a long season."

The Orioles, who have an American League-best 49 homers, could be vying for the top spot in baseball if they continue their power show. They leave a rain-shortened two-game series in Minnesota with two players -- Trumbo (11) and Manny Machado (10) -- with double-digit homers already.

Trumbo's two towering homers

Trumbo, who homered twice on Wednesday, leads baseball with three multi-homer games this season and has played a starring role in the O's recent power surge.

"It's really nice obviously," Trumbo said of the team hitting a dozen homers in three games. "I think the last couple games have been strong and kind of what we're hoping for. I think it gives our pitchers a little more peace of mind to know that good things are going to happen. I think prior to this little hot streak we were cold for a while and it's going to come and go, but I think everybody is on board to do their part."

Trumbo on his two-home run day

No Major League team has ever hit back-to-back homers in four games, and the Orioles could make more history on Thursday. If they keep going like this, how good could the O's be?

"I think it remains to be seen," Davis said of an Orioles club that is eight games over .500. "Obviously, we have a whole lot of potential and the expectations are high within the clubhouse. I think when we start to hit our stride and really start to click, it's going to be a lot of fun to watch."

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. 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.