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Struggling Chris Davis comes through in grand fashion for Orioles in 9-1 win over Twins
Struggling Chris Davis comes through in grand fashion for Orioles in 9-1 win over Twins

While Chris Davis’ season has been a struggle at the plate, there’s no question the Orioles first baseman still can change a game with one swing of his bat. Davis is hitting just .189 this season, but regardless of his place in the club's lineup, he still gets respect at the plate — so much so that opponents recently have chosen to make his teammates beat them rather than keep the bat in Davis’ hands. The Minnesota Twins, however, had no choice but to pitch to Davis with the bases loaded in the fourth inning Friday night, and Davis made them pay by crushing a grand slam off Twins right-hander Trevor May, the pivotal blast in a 9-1 drubbing before an announced...

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