MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Trumbo hit a pair of homers, and Chris Davis and Adam Jones had four hits apiece as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.

Baltimore won the final two games of the three-game series after the first was postponed until July on Monday. The Orioles have won four-straight games, their longest winning streak since starting the season 7-0.

Minnesota has lost seven consecutive games and has dropped 11 of its past 12 games.

Orioles right-hander Tyler Wilson (2-1) pitched seven solid innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two to get the win.

Phil Hughes (1-6) took the loss for Minnesota, allowing five runs on six hits over four innings. Three of the hits he surrendered were home runs and his six losses are the most in the majors.

Trumbo’s two-run blast in the second inning gave the Orioles an early 2-0 lead and was a sign of things to come for the middle of the Baltimore lineup. The 3-4-5 hitters of Jones, Davis and Trumbo combined to go 10-for-15 with four homers and nine RBIs on Wednesday.

Miguel Sano, celebrating his 23rd birthday, hit a solo home run in the bottom half of the inning before Davis and Trumbo went back-to-back in the fourth.

For the Orioles, it was the sixth time this season they have hit back-to-back homers and third consecutive game they accomplished the feat.

Trumbo now leads the team with 11 homers, one more than Manny Machado.

An RBI single by Danny Santana drove in one and got Minnesota within 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning, but the Orioles tacked on single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to put the game away.

Each time, it was Davis responsible for driving in a run. In the sixth, his opposite-field drive came inches short of his second home run of the day, bouncing off the top of the wall. Davis settled for an RBI double.

One inning later, his sharp smash down the first-base line was gloved by Byung Ho Park, but Davis beat the relay throw on the double play try, allowing a run to score from third.

Jones got his fourth hit of the day on a two-run homer in the ninth inning to make it 9-2. Jones, who entered the series with one homer and nine RBIs in 26 games, went 6-for-10 with two homers and five RBIs in two games against the Twins.

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