Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis continued his breakout season on Thursday as he blasted his his 34th home run during a 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers. The home run set a career-high for Davis and his 86 RBIs are also a career-high. The blast came off of Ross Wolf in the first inning and broke an 0=for-17 streak at the plate for the slugger.
Davis’ 34 home runs are the most before the All-Star break since 2001, when Barry Bonds had 39 and Luis Gonzalez had 35. In American League history only Reggie Jackson (37 in 1969) and Ken Griffey Jr. (35 in 1998) have had more before the All-Star break, and Frank Howard also had 34 in 1969.
Oh, and Davis is also hitting .310 on the year. So yeah, he’s having quite a season.
Enjoy video of his 34th home run below: