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Davis gets in groove for Orioles, leads majors in homers

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The Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis, center, is congratulated after scoring on a Alexi Casilla double against the Detroit Tigers in the eighth inning of a Major League Baseball game on Sunday in Baltimore. Davis leads the majors with 20 home runs, ranks second with 52 RBI and is batting .357.

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BALTIMORE — Chris Davis is living up to the nickname he was tagged with five years ago during his rookie season with the Texas Rangers.

The moniker "Crush Davis" has never been more appropriate for the Baltimore Orioles first baseman.

Davis leads the majors with 20 home runs, ranks second with 52 RBIs and is batting .357. He had 33 homers last year, but this season he is driving the ball out at a more impressive pace and spraying hits to all fields.

Behind Davis' play, Baltimore has been able to build upon last season's surprising success.

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