Orioles’ Davis named AL Player of the Week
— For a period of six games last week, Chris Davis lived up to his nickname.
The Baltimore Orioles first baseman, nicknamed “Crush,” has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period
ending June 12. The MLB Network made the announcement on Monday.
Davis batted .368 (7-for19) with five home runs, five runs scored, a double and 10 RBI over six games. His effort earned him his fourth career AL Player of the Week award, and his first since June 2, 2013, also with the Orioles.
During his latest breakout week, Davis led the majors in homers, slugging percentage (1.211) and total bases (23), while ending the stretch tied for first in extrabase hits (six) and tied for third in RBI.
The 30-year-old first baseman made his presence felt in Thursday’s series-opening win over the host Toron- to Blue Jays, finishing with two hits and three RBI, including a game-tying home run in the seventh inning and a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth to secure Baltimore’s victory.
He later added his fifth home run in as many days on Sunday against the Blue Jays, marking the second time in his career that Davis has homered in five consecutive contests. He also accomplished the feat in 2012 when he homered in six straight games from July 18-23.
For winning the award, Davis will receive a watch courtesy of Game Time.
The Orioles (36-26) entered Tuesday tied atop the American League East with the Boston Red Sox. Davis (16 homers) is one of three hitters on Baltimore’s offense within the top five in the AL in round trippers. He joins Mark Trumbo (20) and Manny Machado (16).
As of Tuesday, the club leads the majors with 99 home runs as a team.
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