Davis went 1-for-5 with a two-run single and a walk in an extra-innings loss to the Mariners in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday. Davis' timely seventh-inning single brought home both Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien to knot the game at four. The owner of three straight 100-RBI campaigns, Davis has his quest for a fourth off to a fine start, as he drove home four of the Athletics' 11 runs during the season-opening two-game set.
Davis went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday in the Athletics' 9-7 loss to the Mariners in Tokyo. Davis was one of five players to go deep in the game, with his third-inning blast off Marco Gonzales narrowing Oakland's deficit to one run. After reaching the 40-homer threshold each of the past three seasons, Davis is already off to good start to maintaining his status as one of the game's premier sluggers.
Davis smacked a two-out, game-tying three-run home run in a 6-6 exhibition tie with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters on Monday in Tokyo, Japan, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Davis' timely blast ensured the game ended in a deadlock. The prodigious slugger was slowed by a calf issue that delayed his debut until March 9, and he logged just 11 at-bats in Cactus League play overall. The 31-year-old only managed a double over that span, but Monday's round tripper confirms that Davis appears to be ramping up as Wednesday's opener against the Mariners looms.
Davis (calf) made his spring debut in a 6-5 Cactus League win over the Padres on Friday, going hitless in two at-bats while serving as the designated hitter. Davis was making his spring debut after battling a left calf strain, so his presence on the field was far more important than the final stat line. The slugger will look to generate a fitting encore performance to a 2018 season in which he claimed the MLB home run crown. According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, manager Bob Melvin expects Davis back in the lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Brewers.
Davis (calf) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres. Davis will hit cleanup and be the team's designated hitter. A calf strain delayed his start to camp, but he'll still have nearly two weeks to get prepared before the Athletics' early regular-season opener March 20 against the Mariners in Japan.
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