Chris Davis' 37th homer ties Reggie Jackson's AL record for most at All-Star break

Orioles slugger is sixth player since 1939 to reach 93 RBIs by the break

July 14, 2013|By Eduardo A. Encina | The Baltimore Sun

First baseman Chris Davis' two-run homer in the third inning this afternoon, which gave the Orioles a 6-0 lead over Toronto, gave him 37 on the year, tying him with Reggie Jackson for most homers at the All-Star break in AL history, a record Jackson set in 1969.

Davis blasted a 1-1 pitch from Josh Johnson the opposite way over the left-field fence.

Davis has driven in four runs through his first two at-bats today to give him 93 RBIs this season, making him the sixth player in major league history since 1939 to record 93 or more RBIs before the All-Star break.

Davis also hit a two-run double in the Orioles' four-run first inning today, so he might not be done for the afternoon.

Here’s the list of Davis’ RBI company:

Most RBIs before All-Star Break since 1939
Juan Gonzalez, Texas (1998): 101 in 87 games
Carlos Delgado, Tor. (2003): 97 in 94 games
Manny Ramirez, Bos. (1999): 96 in 78 games
Miguel Cabrera, Det. (2013): 95 in 92 games
Josh Hamilton, Tex. (2008): 95 in 93 games
Chris Davis, Bal. (2013): 93 in 96 games

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