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Orioles notebook: Chris Davis showing signs of breaking out of slump

Orioles notebook: Chris Davis showing signs of breaking out of slump

After hitting his second homer since the All-Star break and having his third straight multihit game Friday, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is showing signs of breaking out of his second-half slump.

Davis, who homered off San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain in the fifth inning with a solo opposite-field shot Friday, went 6-for-11 with three runs and two walks over his three games before Saturday. After going homerless in his first 19 games coming out of the break, he homered twice in six games.

As Davis has struggled at the plate, manager Buck Showalter has emphasized his defense at first base and ability to draw...

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