Chris Davis hits 42nd home run, but Orioles fall to Giants

Aug 10, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) reaches on a force attempt against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning at AT

Chris Davis and the Baltimore Orioles took to the field earlier today to face off against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Although the game ended in a 3-2 win for the home team, the Orioles still had something to cheer about. Chris Davis extended his home run count to 42 on the season, hitting one out of the park in the eighth inning against Giants closer Sergio Romo. The latest home run puts Davis seven ahead of Tigers phenom, Miguel Cabrera who has the second most in the MLB.

Davis’ 42nd homer is also impressive because of its distance. The ball was recorded at 466 feet, which is the longest home run hit at AT&T Park in the last four years, per ESPN Stats and Information.

Hunter Pence had the hit the gave the Giants the lead, with a two-run double in the sixth.

Despite giving up a homer to Chris Davis, Sergio Romo was credited with the save, his 27th out of 31 attempts.

The win now brings the Giants to a half game behind 4th place in the NL West, while Baltimore drops to 5 games behind the first place Red Sox in the AL East.

The Baltimore Orioles (64-52) will continue their series against the San Francisco Giants (52-64) tomorrow afternoon at 4:05 EST. The pitching match up should be an interesting one as well, as Bud Norris (8-9) faces Matt Cain (7-7).

Topics: Baltimore Orioles, Chris Davis, MLB, San Francisco Giants

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