Chris Davis’ Home Run and RBI Streaks Come to an End

Matt Wieters, Chris Davis

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 “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.”

About Matthew George

Matthew George graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a bachelor of science in journalism. He spent three years writing sports for the Kentucky Kernel, the university's daily paper, and served as assistant sports editor. After undergrad, Matthew attended Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University where he earned his juris doctorate. He is now admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana.

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