ATLANTA (Ticker) --
had a memorable homecoming against the team for which he grew up rooting.
Davis pitched seven strong innings and homered for his first major league hit, leading the
to a 5-2 victory over the
Davis (2-5) won for the first time in nine outings, allowing both runs and four hits with six strikeouts and two walks. He has just three wins in his last 26 starts, dating to July 1, 2003.
"Today, I stayed focused," Davis said. "It was the first time in a while I had command of all my pitches."
"He was real good," Braves third baseman
added. "We didn't do a good enough job of laying off the off-speed stuff to get him into a hitters count. That's a tribute to him."
The 24-year-old righthander from nearby Chattanooga, Tennessee was given a 2-0 lead before taking the mound on RBI singles by
, but he got into the act in the second with his first career hit a solo homer.
"I had about 100 people here, so I didn't want to strike out," said Davis, clutching the home run ball he intends to give to his grandmother. "I didn't want to them to have anything on me when I go home.
"It was a fastball. I think it was a mistake. It was a little up," added Davis, who last homered in high school. "I had to act like a professional, like I had done it before."
The last Indians pitcher to homer was
on June 11, 1999 at Cincinnati.
made it 4-0 with a run-scoring single in the third before Atlanta got on the board in the sixth on back-to-back homers by J.D. Drew and
Drew has been involved in all three sets of the Braves' consecutive home runs this season.
"They were both fastballs up," Davis said. "They were pitches they could hit."
Blake's single plated
in the seventh to put Cleveland back ahead by three. Extending his hitting streak to nine games, Crisp went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and three runs scored.
"I'm just trying to play my game," said Crisp, who is batting .429 (18-42) with 12 RBI in interleague play this season. "However it turns out, it turns out. You have to get into second to get into scoring position. I tried to do that today."
tossed a scoreless inning and
pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save.
(6-6) was plagued by his usual first-inning woes and took the loss after giving up five runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 frames. He has surrendered 12 runs in the first inning this season.
"Today is one of those days where I didn't have good location early on and they took advantage of it," Ortiz said. "That first inning, right off the bat, I have to do a better job of getting ahead. You can't pitch from behind."
The Braves have dropped their last four series and fell to 4-8 in interleague play this season.
went 0-for-5 to end his 16-game hitting streak.