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Davis hits 23rd homer as Orioles beat Red Sox 6-3

Monday - 6/17/2013, 12:35am  ET

Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis, center, celebrates his two-run home run in the dugout with Ryan Flaherty (3) and others in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The vast change in the Baltimore Orioles over the past couple of years can be measured by their success against the Boston Red Sox, even when their AL East rivals send Jon Lester to the mound.

Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 23rd home run, Nick Markakis had four hits and scored three runs, and Baltimore beat Lester and the Red Sox 6-3 Sunday.

Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games and drove in a run for the Orioles, who took three of four from first-place Boston to move within 1
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