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A’s Khris Davis Slams Rangers With Three Bombs

Photo Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/GETTY Images

Photo Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/GETTY Images

On Tuesday, the Oakland A’s won a walk-off home run against the Texas Rangers on a grand slam off the bay of left fielder Khris Davis.

But the slam wasn’t the only highlight of the night, as Davis actually hit two other home runs prior to walking-off the Rangers.

In the bottom of the second and the A’s up 1-0, Davis launched the first pitch he saw, over the left field fence for his ninth home run on the season.

Davis struck again in the bottom of the sixth when he took Cole Hamels deep for the second time in the game, with a bomb over the center field fence for his 10th on the season.

But the heroics were saved for the bottom of the ninth to send Oakland home victorious.

With the A’s trailing 5-4, and Davis faced with a 2-out, 2-2 count, he calmly sent a 95-MPH fastball screaming over the center field fence for his 11th on the season and the game winner.

The four-year veteran is in the first season with the A’s, after arriving via trade that sent RHP Bowdien Derby and Catcher Jacob Nottingham to the Milwaukee Brewers on February 12, 2016.

So far with his new club, he is batting .228, with 11 home runs and 28 RBI is 37 games. In 121 games in 2015 with the Brewers, he hit 27 home runs and drove in 66 RBIs. He is being projected to finish 2016 with 30 home runs, and 87 RBI, which would be career highs.

With the victory the A’s improved to 18-22, and the loss dropped the Rangers to 22-18.

David Conde

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