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Happ vs. Davis

The Jays’ J.A. Happ fi­nally grew into the dom­i­nant start­ing pitcher teams be­lieved he could last sea­son. In ad­di­tion to post­ing ca­reer-best marks in wins (20), in­nings (195.0) and WHIP (1.169), Happ re­ceived Cy Young votes for the first time. His trade­mark con­trol re­mains in­tact — he still hasn’t walked a bat­ter in two starts this year — but he has al­ready given up four home runs, plac­ing him well ahead of last year’s pace. It also puts him in a dan­ger­ous spot when fac­ing hit­ters like Bal­ti­more’s Chris Davis, one of the key run pro­duc­ers in a home-run hit­ting lineup. Davis home­red just once in Bal­ti­more’s first six games but has 36 ca­reer homers against the Jays, the most he has against any team.

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