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As his chase of the Orioles' single-season home run mark intensified it seemed like first baseman Chris Davis' bigger focus was doing his best to deflect the attention away from himself and toward his club's chase of a playoff berth.
And when Davis swatted his 50th homer of the season — tying Brady Anderson's franchise record set in 1996 — the historic blast came at a perfect time breaking a late-inning tie in sending the Orioles to a much-needed 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before an announced 20024 Friday night at Rogers Centre.
Like so many of Davis' homers he took a good pitch — Toronto reliever Steve Delabar threw a 2-2 split-finger fastball on target low and away — got the barrel of his bat out and used his power to put ball into the seats in left-center. The homer gave the Orioles a 4-3 lead as they erased an early three-run deficit and kept their playoff hopes afloat with 15 games left in the regular season.
With the win the Orioles (78-69) snapp...
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Baltimore Oroles slugger Chris Davis became the 1st major leaguer this season to connect for 50 home runs. Davis dialled long distance for the 50th time against the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. The one-man wrecking machine now sits 7 home runs ahead of Miguel Cabrera for the league lead. Definitely a trade the Texas Rangers would like to have a mulligan on.
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Chris Davis joined some elite company on Friday night.
The Baltimore Orioles slugger connected for his 50th home run of the season as he launched a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning against the Blue Jays. Davis became the 27th player to join the 50-homer club, and he is the first since Jose Bautista did so in 2010 with 54. Davis is also just the third person in major league...
Baltimore slugger Chris Davis hit his 50th home run of the season on Friday night, connecting for a solo shot against Toronto.
Davis matched the Orioles' record set by Brady Anderson in 1996.
Davis became baseball's first 50-homer man since Jose Bautista hit 54 for Toronto in 2010.
Overall, Davis is the 27th player to join the 50-homer club. Davis hit a tiebreaking homer...
Chris Davis made his milestone moment matter to the wild card-chasing Orioles.
Davis hit his major league-leading 50th home run, a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning, and Baltimore erased a 3-0 deficit to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
''It's nice to have personal goals and to reach your own goals but when...
Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis reached the 50-home run to lead a comeback win over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3, snapping a three-game losing streak. Baltimore at (78-60) remains 2 1/2 games back of Tampa Bay for the second Wild Card spot. ”Some guys hit some cheapies here. He doesn’t get any cheapies,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Davis, who is the...
Henry Urrutia didn’t travel with the Orioles for their road trip to Toronto that begins tonight because the Cuban defector can’t get into Canada due to immigration issues.
Instead he’ll head to Florida to work out at the Orioles’ spring training complex and Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports that the team may decide to simply shut him down for the season. “I alerted...
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Chris Davis becomes the second Baltimore Orioles to hit 50 home runs in a single season following former Oriole, Brady Anderson, who accomplished it in 1996. Davis connecting on a 2-2 pitch over the center field wall in the eighth inning that broke a 3-3 tie off of Toronto Blue Jays reliever, Steve Delabar. Davis is the 27th member to achieve 50 home...
Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez left Sunday's game against the Blue Jays in the sixth inning after suffering a strained right groin.
Manager Buck Showalter and trainer Richie Bancells came to the mound after Gonzalez struck out Adam Lind looking to begin the sixth. After a brief conversation, Gonzalez walked off and was replaced by rookie Kevin Gausman.
Baltimore Orioles reliever Darren O'Day has been experiencing soreness and tingling in his fingers. It's never a good sign when a pitcher, or any player for that matter, has shooting pain, tingling, or soreness extending to the extremities. That's why the Orioles are trying to get a quick handle on what's going on. They have sent O'Day for tests in hopes...
Miguel Gonzalez pitched 5 1-3 innings before leaving with a strained right groin, Danny Valencia hit a two-run double and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Sunday.
The Orioles, who came in 3 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay and Texas in the AL wild-card race, won their first road series since taking two of three at San Francisco on Aug. 9-11.
Baltimore slugger Chris...
Outfield Gold Gloves are not given, but earned. Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones flashed some serious defensive moxy at Toronto Blue Jays SS speedster Jose Reyes by limiting him to a double. By limiting him to a double, I mean bare hand, off the wall, one hop, to Machado, tag down, you’re out. Sounds like a H-O-R-S-E shot. Watch it all unfold (courtesy of MLB.com):
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