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Chris Davis has already established new career-highs in home runs and RBI

Jul 11, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

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Mired in an 0-for-17 hitless streak, Chris Davis busted out with a solo homer in the bottom of the second inning tonight against the Rangers in Baltimore. The Orioles eventually won the game 3-1.

With that one swing of the bat against right-hander Ross Wolf, Davis established new career-highs in both home runs and RBI. After amassing 33 home runs and 85 RBI in 139 games last season, the 27-year-old now has 34 home runs and 86 RBI through just 92 games this year.

Davis is now tied with Frank Howard (1969) for the sixth-most home runs prior to the All-Star break. He has the most by anyone before the All-Star break since Luis Gonzalez (35) and Barry Bonds (39) in 2001.

It’s worth noting that Albert Pujols also amassed 34 home runs through his team’s first 92 games back in 2009. He had 32 over 90 games going into the All-Star break.

  1. 13arod - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    He might be the one that might break barry bonds record for most homeruns in a season

  2. siggtacular - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles #1

    • hittfamily - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM

      Or #3 in the Beast and wildcard, but who’s counting

  3. papacrick - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    It’s only a matter of weeks before Miggy surpasses his home run total. The big fella is surging on a gimpy back while Davis is racking up 3 k’s a game. The inevitable slide is coming

    • vapor54 - Jul 12, 2013 at 6:42 AM

      papap- Davis ‘ # of Ks is not a good sign, but it may take Miggy til September to catch Davis. Meanwhile this O’s fan is enjoying the ride.

  4. agentdw - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    correction: Roger Maris’ HR record, 61

  5. hittfamily - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    If you are 1 for your last 20, did he really “busted out with a solo homer”? I guess Daniel Bard’s 2 year slump is over, because he got that 1 guy to fly out to left in AAA a week ago.

  6. 13arod - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    agentdw barry bonds record 71 in a season

    • Liam Murphy - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:16 AM

      Dude… 73.

  7. joestemme - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    A-Rod has been shamed & outed, Braun is about to be suspended – Chris Davis, step on up……..

  8. amehta256 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Should we be suspicious at all?

    • ezthinking - Jul 12, 2013 at 3:27 AM

      Go watch football.

    • Kevin S. - Jul 12, 2013 at 5:09 AM

      No, actually. Unless you’re A) completely unaware of Davis always having massive raw power and B) getting suspicious of Maris’ 61-HR season too, there’s no real reason to question Chris Davis.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 12, 2013 at 7:56 AM

        Totally agree – it’s not as though Davis used to look like Brady Anderson – he’s always been jacked. It really appears that he’s just using it better now.

  9. Jorge Lancerio - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    …and more than almost every other player in MLB will collect for the rest of the season. This guy is tearing it up.

  10. uscoach - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Actually when you look at Davis, this year compared to last year, it appears that he has taken a bit off his swing. He is more controlled, and although he has stuck out more recently this season he has simply made contact more often than he ever has in the past.

  11. watermelon1 - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Now if only the pitching could get it together… Don’t really like what Buck has been doing to the lineup last week or so. Gotta keep the best guys out there, especially during the division and AL games.

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