Breakout year comes easy to Davis, but journey to stardom didn't

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Chris Davis leads the majors in home runs (37), RBIs (7) and slugging percentage (.695).

Chris Davis leads the majors in home runs (37), RBIs (7) and slugging percentage (.695).

As good as he's been, however, Davis may see fewer pitches to hit down the stretch, especially from his No. 5 spot in the batting order, with usual No. 6 hitter, Matt Wieters, not having his best season. With 60 games to go, he's 24 homers shy of Maris and 36 short of Barry Bonds. Joining their company in the 60- and 70-home run clubs is something even Davis can't make look easy.