Baltimore’s Chris Davis hits 50th homer
TORONTO — The Blue Jays have had more trouble than most teams containing Chris Davis this season.
On Friday, baseball’s home-run leader pounded Toronto pitching once again.
Davis hit his major-league-leading 50th home run, a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning, and Baltimore erased a 3-0 deficit to beat the Blue Jays 5-3, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Davis has hit seven home runs off Blue Jays pitching this season and has 15 total homers against Toronto since the start of the 2012 season, the most by any opponent.
“He’s having a great year,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “He’s so strong he hits them anywhere. It’s got nothing to do with the park here. Some guys will get some cheapies here. He doesn’t get any cheapies.”
Davis led off the eighth with a blast to center off All-Star reliever and former Mariner Steve Delabar, connecting on a 2-2 pitch.
“I knew I barreled it up,” Davis said. “I tried to go the other way there with two strikes. I’ve faced Steve a few times. You can’t look for his split, as hard as he throws. I was just trying to put a good swing on it and stay through it.”
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