Chris Davis blasted his 50th home run of the season as the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
The win snapped the O’s 3-game losing streak and left them just 2 1/2 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Wild Card chase.
Davis became only the third player in baseball history, behind Babe Ruth and Albert Belle, with 50 home runs and 40 doubles in a single season.
“It’s nice to have personal goals and to reach your own goals, but when the team is winning and you are successful, it makes it that much sweeter,” Davis said after the game. “It was big to come from behind and get the win.”
O’s skipper Buck Showalter said he was glad to see his slugger reach the historic mark.
“Everybody pulls so hard for him because he’s such a good teammate, and so humble about the good things that he’s had happen to him this year,” Showalter said. “He’s just an easy guy to pull for.”