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

Thursday July 25th, 2013
Chris Davis leads the majors in home runs (37), RBIs (7) and slugging percentage (.695).
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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.

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