BALTIMORE - With an effort that matched a career best, Shane Victorino also moved closer to an additional milestone.
Victorino homered and drove in five runs, Jim Thome doubled twice, legged out an infield hit and got his first RBI of the season, and the Philadelphia Phillies emphatically ended a season-worst six-game losing streak by beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 on Friday.
Victorino, who homered for the second time in three games, also had a double and single. The St. Anthony High School graduate, in his ninth major league season, matched his career high for RBIs in a game.
"We came out hitting, right off the bat," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.
Victorino now has 87 career homers - the record for Hawaii-born players is 90, set by Honolulu's Mike Lum with the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs from 1967 to 1981.
Beset by back problems, the 41-year-old Thome came off the disabled list this week. He had been just 2-for-20 with 11 strikeouts this season.
"You always want to get at-bats. You always want to contribute," Thome said.
Philadelphia's Mike Fon-tenot also homered to the delight of a Camden Yards crowd full of spirited Phillies fans.
Joe Blanton (5-6) allowed five runs in 6 2/3 inning to earn the win. He had been 0-3 over his previous four starts. He has allowed 11 home runs in his past five outings.
Jake Arrieta (2-8), the Orioles' opening-day starter, was tagged for career highs of nine runs and 11 hits in four innings and lost his sixth consecutive decision.
"Going over the game in my head and trying to analyze things. I'm probably overthinking things," he said. "I'm just kind of lost right now.
"To go out in front of 40,000 and having a whole clubhouse counting on you, then to go out there and give it up like that, it's pretty frustrating."
Baltimore lost for the ninth time in 12 games.