Orioles’ Davis Ties AL HR Record At 37

By Blake Bass
Content Coordinator

BALTIMORE — With one final power surge before the All-Star break, Chris Davis earned himself a place in baseball’s record book and generated momentum for the Home Run Derby.

Davis hit his 37th home run to tie the AL mark prior to the break, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Sunday.

Davis doubled in two runs in the first inning and hit a two-run homer in the third to give him 93 RBIs, second-most in the majors behind Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera. He and Cabrera are the only players in major league history to have 30 homers and 90 RBIs before the All-Star game.

By going deep in a fourth straight game, Davis equaled Reggie Jackson’s AL mark of 37 homers before the break, set in 1969. The major league record is 39, by Barry Bonds in 2001.

Source: ESPN.com

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