BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been named the American League Player of the Week for June 6-12th.
Davis batted .368 (7-for-19) with five runs scored, five home runs, a double and 10 RBI over six games to claim his fourth career AL Player of the Week Award.
Chris paced the Majors in homeruns, slugging percentage (1.211) and total bases (23), while finishing the period tied for first in extra-base hits (6) and tied for third in RBI.
In Thursday’s series-opening game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, Davis went 2-for-3 with three RBI, including the game-tying home run in the seventh inning. On Sunday against the Blue Jays, the 30-year-old veteran delivered his fifth homer in as many games to go along with a pair of RBI. The two-run blast in the fifth inning extended his homer streak to five games, marking the second time in his career that he has gone deep in five consecutive games.
The 2013 AL All-Star, who also accomplished the feat as part of a six-game homer streak during the 2012 season, joins Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson as the only players in club history to homer in six straight games (July 18-23, 1976).
Baltimore’s powerful offense leads the Majors in home runs (99), with Mark Trumbo (20), Davis (16) and Manny Machado (16) all ranking within the top five in the AL. Led in large part by their robust offense, the Orioles are currently tied with the Boston Red Sox atop the AL East with a 36-26 record.