ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his fifth career grand slam in the third inning of Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
Hitting in the No. 2 spot of the batting order for the fourth time in his career, Davis took a full-count 93-mph fastball from Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez into the right-field seats to give the Orioles a 4-0 lead.
With one swing of the bat, Davis gave the Orioles more runs than they had scored in any of their previous four games, all losses.
Davis took sole possession of the Orioles' team lead with his 22nd homer.
His grand slam was the Orioles' third of the season, and first since Steve Pearce on May 21 off Seattle Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ.
All five of Davis' career grand slams have come with the Orioles, most recently on Aug. 29, 2014 against the Minnesota Twins off right-hander Trevor May.
With his grand slam, Davis has 29 RBIs in 30 career games at Tropicana Field, his most in any opposing ballpark.