Chris Davis failed to homer in the Orioles’ 6-5 loss to the Twins yesterday. The Baltimore first baseman had hit a home run in each of his team’s first four games to start the 2013 season, which tied the major league record. Davis was 1-for-3 with one RBI and a walk. The game also snapped his streak of consecutive games to open a season with at least three RBIs, also a major league record.
Davis remained humble while reflecting on his record opening-week performance.
“I wasn’t actually thinking I need to hit a homer,” said Davis, as quoted by Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com. “My mind-set was more, drive in runs. Homers come and go, they come in bunches. … My goal was never to go up there and swing for the fences. It’s to do my job, simplify my approach and stay with it.”