Posted July 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
Chris Davis is having such a phenomenal season, he can afford to joke about a slump he's been stuck in for more than a week. He's not getting any sympathy from his teammates, either. Davis snapped an 0-for-17 skid with his major league-leading 34th homer, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 Thursday night to earn a split of the four-game series. Davis reached career highs in homers and RBIs (86) with a second-inning solo shot off Ross Wolf (1-2). His 34 home runs are the most in the majors before the All-Star break since 2001, when Barry Bonds had 39 and Luis Gonzalez hit 35. "I was just glad to get a hit," Davis said. "Got tired of striking out and grounding out and breaking bats. Kind of went on long enough." After the home run, he struck out twice and is now in a 2-for-27 funk. But does it really matter? "I talked about trying to be a little more patient, little bit more selective," he said. "And of course after I ...
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