Chris Davis hasn't allowed his post-All-Star break slump sap his sense of humor so the Orioles slugger could joke about hitting his first home run of the second half Tuesday night — the decisive blow in the Orioles' 4-3 win over the Houston Astros.
“Oh I'm so happy” Davis deadpanned. “I can go home and sleep tonight and just eat food again. I don't have to wake up every three hours and cry.”
Davis' two-run homer in the sixth inning — his majors-leading 38th of the season — ended a homerless streak of 43 at-bats that dated back to July 14 the final game before the break. It also turned what could have been a disappointing loss to an Astros team with the worst record in baseball into a much-needed comeback victory.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter gave Davis an extra day off from playing defense following Monday's off day — placing him at designated hitter for the fourth time this season and the first since June 27. The move paid off for Davis who reached base three times in four pla...