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Chris Davis used another deep blast to break out of mini-slump

After making tape measure-shot home runs the norm through the first two months of the season, it appeared Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had cooled down.

He battled through an 0-for-16 stretch. He hadn’t homered since June 2. He hadn’t even driven in a run since that day.

But Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels, Davis showed that the previous four-game stretch was just an aberration. In the 9-5 loss to the Angels, Davis went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, one double and one run scored.

Leading off the fourth inning in a 2-2 ballgame, Davis fouled off a 75-mph curveball from Angels right-hander Jerome Williams. Then, he crushed a 92-mph sinker in the middle of the plate to dead center field. It was his first home run since taking Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello deep to lead off the seventh inning in the Orioles’ 4-2 comeback win on June 2.

After Adam Jones’ home run to lead off the sixth, Davis again stepped to the plate against Williams and drove a double into the right-center field gap. Entering the afternoon on pace for 51 home runs and 51 doubles — the only player to ever hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in a season was Albert Belle in 1995 — it was Davis’ 21st double and first since June 5 at Houston.

In eighth, Davis drove in his second run of the day with an RBI groundout.

Before his four-game hitless streak, Davis had failed to notch a hit in consecutive games only three times this season: April 14-16, April 26-27 and May 7-8. It was his longest hitless streak since an eight-game stretch from June 15-24 last year.

dgallen@baltsun.com

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