In home runs, though, Davis holds a 46-42 advantage. And if the Baltimore Orioles slugger can make that lead stand up, Cabrera’s bid for a repeat performance will be denied.
“As far as me being the obstruction for him doing it again, I hope he does do it again,” Davis said. “That would be awesome. He’s a great hitter. He deserves everything that he gets.
“My goal is not to go out there and keep Miguel Cabrera from winning the Triple Crown. It’s to do everything I can to put us in position to win, whether that means I hit 10 more home runs or two more home runs. I’ve had a productive year so far, but if we don’t make the playoffs, it doesn’t really mean a lot.”
...Most important, he has four more homers than Cabrera, who last year became the first player to win the Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
Davis understands the significance of the accomplishment.
“Obviously, when somebody does something like that, not only is it extremely hard to do, but it doesn’t happen very often,” he said. “You have to appreciate that.”
...Said Davis: “There’s going to be a different home run king every year. Somebody is going to come along and break somebody else’s record. For me, the individual awards are nice, but at the end of the day, I play for the ultimate team award. To say that you were part of a winning team, or even a championship team, is something that nobody can ever take away from you. That’s how I feel about it.”
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