Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, who will go into this week's three-game series in Boston having homered in five consecutive games, was named the American League Player of the Week for June 6-12.
Davis hit .368 (7-for-19) with five home runs, one double and 10 RBI over six games to earn the Player of the Week award for the fourth time in his career. Not only were his five homers most in the majors over the course of the week, he also led the majors with a 1.211 slugging percentage and 23 total bases.
He went into Wednesday's game riding his worst slump of the season – hitting .137 over his last 21 games, with just two homers and four RBIs over that span and striking out more than twice (34) and many times as he walked (16).
But after homering in Thursday's series finale against Kansas City, the Orioles' four-game trip to Toronto was just what Davis needed to break out. He's always played well at the Rogers Centre, posting a .340/.436/.763 hitting line with 17 homers in 44 career games there.
Despite the Orioles losing three of four, Davis homered in all four games in Toronto, going 6-for-13 with 9 RBIs at Rogers Centre. Davis has 16 career homers at Rogers Centre since the beginning of the 2012 season, the most of any opposing player in that span.
Davis enters Tuesday's series opener in Boston able to tie the club record for consecutive games with a homer. The current mark is held by Davis (Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2012) and Reggie Jackson (July 18-23, 1976), who both homered in six straight games.
Other players who received consideration included Orioles third baseman Manny Machado -- who hit .310/.355/.655 with six extra-base hits -- Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders, Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran, Tigers rookie pitcher Michael Fulmer and Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler.