Editor's Note: Thursday's game at Los Angeles ended too late to be included in this edition.
Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis began the 2013 season on a tear. He homered in four straight games to open the campaign, capped off by a game-winning grand slam against the Minnesota Twins on April 5.
No hitter started the season better than Davis. On Thursday, the Orioles' slugging left-handed first baseman was named the American League Player of the Month for April.
Davis is the first Oriole to be named AL player of the month since Melvin Mora won it in August 2008.
In 27 games last month, Davis smashed nine home runs, tied for the most in the AL. He also drove in a league-high 28 runs and hit .348.
Sixteen of Davis' 28 RBIs in April came in the first four games. He became the first Orioles to homer in four straight games to start the season, joining Willie Mays, Mark McGwire, and Nelson Cruz as the only players ever to do it.
Davis' grand slam in the home opener against the Twins, the second of his career, was Baltimore's first tie-breaking grand slam since Harold Baines' on May 4, 1999 against the Chicago White Sox.
During his opening four-game stretch, Davis drove in more runs (16) than 17 teams, and more than any two players in the majors combined.
"It's just one of those things where you get into a rhythm," Davis said in mid-April after his hot start. "You get comfortable at the plate, you're taking advantage of the mistakes the other team's making, and you're not missing any pitches that you shouldn't miss."