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  1. Chris Davis homers in fourth consecutive game, ends first half with 37

    Jul 14, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

    Chris Davis

    Wrapping up the final series of the first half, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis homered in his fourth consecutive game as the Orioles defeated the Blue Jays 7-4. The homer, a two-run shot in the third inning against Josh Johnson, was his 37th of the season, tying Reggie Jackson’s American League record for first-half home…

  2. Chris Davis hits 36th homer of season, now on pace for 61

    Jul 13, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Orioles Rays Baseball

    It seems like Orioles first baseman Chris Davis homers on every day that ends in “y”. This afternoon against Blue Jays starter Todd Redmond, Davis went deep for the 36th time this season and for the third consecutive game. The Orioles lost 7-3 despite the best efforts of Davis as starter Jason Hammel allowed six…

  3. Chris Davis joins Bonds, McGwire, Jackson with 35 homers before All-Star break

    Jul 12, 2013, 11:35 PM EST

    Chris Davis

    With a second-inning, game-tying, two-run home run off of Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle tonight, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis upped his total to 35 on the season, becoming the fourth player to go into the All-Star break with at least 35 dingers. He joins Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Reggie Jackson on the short…

  4. Chris Davis denies PED use

    Jul 12, 2013, 11:32 AM EST

    Chris Davis

    It’s sad that he even has to — his words: “it sucks” — but Chris Davis does feel that he has to deny PED accusations. And that he did to the Baltimore Sun: “I have never taken them. I have no reason to. I’ve always been a power hitter. With me, I think the biggest…

  5. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 12, 2013, 6:50 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

    Yankees 8, Royals 4: Jeter returns. And got a hit! And an RBI! And scored a run! And left with a strained quadricep! Oy vey. Braves 6, Reds 5: Freddie Freeman wins the Final Vote than goes out and has himself a nice night (3 for 4, 4 RBI). Bad news, though: Jason Heyward left…

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

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:07 PM EST

    Chris Davis

    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.…

  7. The 2013 Home Run Derby participants have been announced

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:49 PM EST

    home-run-derby

    Just announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter, here are the participants for the 2013 Home Run Derby, which will take place next Monday at 8 p.m. ET at Citi Field in New York. Keep in mind that all of the players selected were also chosen for the All-Star Game. So there’s no Giancarlo Stanton here. Oh well.…

  8. Play of the Day: Manny Machado shows off his strong arm

    Jul 7, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

    Manny Machado

    You often hear of the times when scouts and stats are in disagreement, such as last year’s AL MVP debate between Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout. One area in which the two happily agree is the defense of Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR), found at FanGraphs, rates him as the best…

  9. Heyman: “Straight thinkers” consider Maris the single-season HR king

    Jul 7, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    Never shy to share a controversial opinion, Jon Heyman wrote in today’s column at CBS Sports that “most straight thinkers consider [Roger Maris] the legitimate single-season home-run record holder for his hallowed 61 home runs in 1961″. With 33 home runs through his team’s first 89 games, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is on pace…

  10. Chris Davis considers Roger Maris to be the single-season home run king

    Jul 5, 2013, 4:50 PM EST

    Orioles Rays Baseball

    Well, this certainly kills those “he must be juicing” narratives. From the Baltimore Sports Report, who heard Chris Davis on Mike and Mike this morning: Davis, who has openly been questioned by fans and reporters about using performance enhancing drugs, told ESPN’s Mike and Mike that he still views Maris as the single-season home run king. “I do…

  11. Sportswriter basically accuses Chris Davis of using PEDs

    Jul 5, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Chris Davis

    I noted that fans on Twitter have come to assume Chris Davis is using steroids every time he hits a homer but now we have a well-known sportswriter — Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times — doing it too. Oh, he couches it in the “hey, maybe he’s clean, we just don’t know!” language all…

  12. Settling the Score: Wednesday’s results

    Jul 4, 2013, 7:50 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Toronto Blue Jays

    Happy Fourth of July. In honor of our Great Nation’s birthday, I slept in to the insanely late hour of 7:25 AM. I know. It’s like I’m in college or something. It’s so weird to see so much of the morning gone, but there we are. How you people do this on a regular basis…

  13. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL MVP

    Jul 3, 2013, 6:26 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    The reigning MVP has some heavy-hitting competition this year. Let’s see if he can hold them off. AL OPS leaders: 1.136 – Miguel Cabrera: .368/.458/.678, 26 HR, 85 RBI, 2 SB in 323 AB 1.126 – Chris Davis: .329/.405/.721, 31 HR, 80 RBI, 0 SB in 301 AB 1.102 – David Ortiz: .320/.406/.607, 16 HR,…

  14. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  15. Your midseason awards winners, according to WAR

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EST

    Carlos Gomez

    Here’s how WAR, both the Baseball-reference and Fangraphs versions, rates the top players as of the midway point of the season. AL MVP (Baseball-Reference) 1. Manny Machado – 4.9 2. Miguel Cabrera – 4.9 3. Chris Sale – 4.4 4. Dustin Pedroia – 4.3 5. Chris Davis – 4.2 AL MVP (Fangraphs) 1. Miguel Cabrera…

  16. Here come the Chris Davis PED suspicions

    Jul 1, 2013, 5:44 PM EST

    Chris Davis

    Aaron noted just how crazy a season Chris Davis is having. And when you have a weekend like he had against a team with a big national profile like the Yankees, it sort of puts all of that in relief. And that, sadly, has brought out the PED suspicions. From Baltimore Sports Report: A simple…

  17. National sportswriter says … Dustin Pedroia is your AL MVP thus far

    Jul 1, 2013, 4:03 PM EST

    Dustin Pedroia Getty

    From the man who picked the Philadelphia Phillies to finish ahead of the Braves and the Kansas City Royals over the Tigers, we get this: Dustin Pedroia is my first-half AL MVP, as I told @FOXSportsDet today. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 1, 2013   We don’t know his reasoning yet. When questioned on Twitter…

  18. Chris Davis has the most homers through 83 games since Barry Bonds

    Jul 1, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Chris Davis Getty

    Chris Davis went deep again last night, giving him 31 homers through the Orioles’ first 83 games. Not only does that put Davis on pace for 61 homers this season, he has the most homers through 83 team games since 2001, when Barry Bonds had 39 and Luis Gonzalez had 35. Here’s the all-time leaderboard…

  19. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:51 AM EST

    San Diego Padres v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 6, Padres 2: An improbable walkoff grand slam from Jeff Mathis caps an improbable winning month from the Miami Marlins. 15-10 in June for the worst team in baseball. Not bad. Oh, and Mathis’ homer was the 3,000th in team history. Pirates 2, Brewers 1: A 14th inning walkoff win for the hottest and…

  20. Russell Martin helps Pirates walk off in 14th for ninth consecutive win

    Jun 30, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    After a rain delay halted this afternoon’s series finale between the Pirates and Brewers by nearly two and a half hours, the two teams battled through 14 innings to decide a winner. The Pirates, entering the game with baseball’s best record, walked off in the bottom half of the 14th when Russell Martin snuck a…

  21. Chris Davis hit his 29th and 30th homers of the season

    Jun 29, 2013, 9:35 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    If it weren’t for Miguel Cabrera, Chris Davis would have been all we’d have talked about this season. The Orioles first baseman’s ridiculous season continued tonight as he mashed two home runs: a three-run shot in the bottom of the first off of Yankees starter David Phelps, and a two-run shot in the bottom of…

  22. Video: Prince Fielder hits home run off catwalk at Tropicana Field

    Jun 29, 2013, 10:06 AM EST

    Prince Fielder AP

    Tigers slugger Prince Fielder hit a doozy of a home run last night at Tropicana Field. Facing Rays left-hander Cesar Ramos in the top of the eighth inning, he turned on one and launched it off the catwalk in right field. Now that’s a moonshot. Chris Iott of MLive.com notes that Fielder is the first…

  23. Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder power Max Scherzer to 12-0

    Jun 28, 2013, 10:30 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and drove in three runs and Prince Fielder added a two-run homer of his own to back starter Max Scherzer, who improved to 12-0. Cabrera bumped his Triple Crown stats to .377/24/81. He leads the Majors in average and RBI, but trails Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (28) in…

  24. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 26, 2013, 6:57 AM EST

    New York Yankees' Suzuki runs and watches the ball after he hit a walk-off home run to beat the Texas Rangers in their MLB American League game in New York

    Yankees 4, Rangers 3: Walkoff homer for Ichiro? Well shut my mouth. Wait, what? Well jeez, Brian, it’s just an expression. You don’t have to agree so emphatically and profanely. Angels 14, Tigers 8: Well that fifth inning got out of a hand in a hurry. Rick Porcello was beaten around for seven runs on…

  25. Marty Brennaman slags Saberists, Joey Votto’s lack of RBI

    Jun 22, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

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    “Saber people get all worked up over BB’s, Joey Votto is paid to drive in runs, and he’s on pace for 80 RBI.”-Marty B, 700 WLW #Reds — Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) June 22, 2013 It’s not just the walks that make Saberists praise Joey Votto, though. Entering tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks, Votto was hitting…

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