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Posted June 19, 2013
Chris Davis keeps up Miguel Cabrera impersonation with monster day

By Jay Jaffe

Chris Davis - Baltimore Orioles

Less than two years ago, Chris Davis was a prospect who hadn’t panned out, a trade chip whom the Rangers used to acquire a reliever for their stretch run. Now he’s found a home in Baltimore, and with every passing day, he continues to cement his place among the game’s top sluggers, outhitting even 2012 Triple Crown and MVP winner Miguel Cabrera. On Wednesday, Davis clubbed his major league leading 25th and 26th homers in a 13-3 rout of the Tigers.

Davis’ first homer came at the expense of starter Rick Porcello, a two-run shot to leftfield that broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning. Baltimore broke the game open by scoring four more times in the frame, three via a Taylor Teagarden homer. After Davis added an RBI double off Evan Reed during a three-run rally in the seventh, he crushed another two run homer — his sixth in his last eight games — this time off struggling Jose Valverde amid a four-run ninth:

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