Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis hit his fifth home run Thursday against the Blue Jays.Markakis' solo homer came in the eighth off Brandon Morrow. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in a 12-6 loss.Markakis has an eight-game hitting streak. He is hitting .343 (12 for 35) with two homers and six RBI over that span.
Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis homered in the first inning off Hiroki Kuroda Wednesday versus the Yankees. It was Markakis' fourth HR of the season.
The No. 3 hitter, who sometimes leads off, went 1 for 4 and is batting .292. Markakis has hit in nine of his last 10 games and has five multiple-hit games over that span with six RBI. He has 23 RBI and 26 runs scored on the season.