Not many American Leaguers have hit 30 home runs before the end of June: Babe Ruth, Ken Griffey and now, Chris Davis.

Davis hit two home runs and drove in five as the Orioles enjoyed a rare blowout win, 11-3 over the New York Yankees before the second largest Oriole Park crowd of the year, 46,607.

He’s only the second Oriole that many home runs before the All-Star break. Brady Anderson hit 30 in 1996. DavisHe also has 79 RBIs.

“I think any time you score a lot of runs and are able to relax and enjoy the game, it’s a lot of fun and takes a lot of pressure off everybody,” Davis said.

Davis slammed a three-run home run in the first and a two-run homer in the fifth as the Orioles (46-36) took a 9-0 lead after three.

In three of their four previous games, the Orioles hadn’t had a hit in the early innings. They’d been no-hit in four, five and six innings. Curiously, they won two of those games and nearly won the third.

“A lot of that is due to the fact that we faced some pretty good pitching lately. We’ve been a little too aggressive, but I think tonight, you know, we straightened out our approach a little bit, and we were able to get to them early,” Davis said.

The Orioles have beaten New York (42-38) in five of eight games and have won back-to-back home series against them for the first time in more than five years.

Orioles fans, who far outnumbered Yankees fans, got to watch a rare blowout of their rival. Manager Buck Showalter believes the Orioles still have a long way to go to measure up against New York.