Davis Hits 37th HR as Orioles Defeat Blue Jays 7-4
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Josh Johnson delivers against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Baltimore. (Photo: AP)
BALTIMORE (AP)- Chris Davis hit his 37th home run to tie the AL record before the All-Star break, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Sunday.
Davis doubled in two runs in the first inning and hit a two-run homer in the third to give him 93 RBIs, second-most in the majors behind Detroit's Miguel Cabrera.
By going deep in a fourth straight game, Davis gained some momentum for Monday night's Home Run Derby and equaled Reggie Jackson's AL mark of 37 homers before the break, set in 1969. The major league record is 39, by Barry Bonds in 2001.
Davis has already reached career highs in home runs and RBIs with 66 games left in the regular season.