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.

Fol­low Jor­dan Schatz on Twit­ter: @Jor­dan_Whig

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