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Chris Davis homers three times in O’s rout of Pirates

May 20, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

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Orioles slugger Chris Davis entered Tuesday night’s series opener against the Pirates with just three home runs on the year. He doubled that total in three straight at-bats, smacking a two-run shot in the top of the fifth inning, a solo shot in the seventh inning, and another two-run shot in the ninth inning.

Davis watched his OPS jump from .725 to .844. It was the second three-homer game of his career. Here’s the third blast of the night, with a great call from O’s play-by-play man Gary Thorne …

The Orioles wound up defeating the host Bucs in a 9-2 rout and are now 23-20 on the season.

  1. goskinsvt - May 20, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational Chris Davis.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - May 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

      I really cannot up-vote this comment enough. Really, made me laugh like no other today.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 20, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    That should help modify the anguish of the people who have him on their fantasy teams.

    • Eutaw's Finest - May 21, 2014 at 6:28 AM

      It would’ve helped more had I played Davis yesterday instead of riding pine on the bench!!

      • proudlycanadian - May 21, 2014 at 6:29 AM


  3. scoutsaysweitersisabust - May 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    A fully functional Chris Davis combined with a fully functional Nelson Cruz is a very terrifying thing to behold. Really happy to see Crush back in action for what feels like the first time this year. He stated after the game he made a tweak to his swing and if that was the cause of his woes, then the league had better look out because it’s about to get dangerous in the outfield seats.

    • Eutaw's Finest - May 21, 2014 at 6:36 AM

      100% agree but could you imagine if Matt ‘the bat’ Wieters was still healthy and how much more potent this line up would be? And once Manny is back to 100%? And when Schoop comes into his own in the bigs? And when Adam Jones learns the concept of plate discipline? Scary stuff…

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - May 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM

        Adam Jone and plate discipline? That’s funny.

      • psuorioles - May 21, 2014 at 9:55 AM

        I see people are still complaining about Jones… He’s on a 14 game hit streak, batting .285ish with 6 HRs and 25+ RBIs… pretty solid numbers if you ask me

      • echech88 - May 21, 2014 at 11:03 AM

        Adam Jones is way beyond the point of learning plate discipline. Enjoy the good, take the [really] bad I suppose

  4. Eutaw's Finest - May 21, 2014 at 1:42 PM


    I know he’s hitting well this year and is on a hit streak but you can’t tell me AJ has good plate discipline. He swings at everything knees and down, whether or not it’s even borderline strike zone. Does he occasionally turn it into a hit? Sure. But you can’t tell me his plate discipline is not an issue. As a matter of fact it seems the whole team has been bitten by the bad swing bug in 2014. Really hope yesterday was the start of shaking it off.

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