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Davis has huge day with three extra-base hits

Blue Jays No. 17 prospect goes 4-for-5 with career-high 8 RBIs in Lugnuts' win

D.J. Davis turned in a career day for Class A Lansing, going 4-for-5 with a grand slam, two doubles and eight RBIs in his team's 12-4 win against Peoria.

That last number marked a new career high for the Blue Jays' No. 17 prospect and the eight RBIs tied the Lansing single-game record. On the day of the 2015 Draft, Davis reminded fans of why Toronto picked him in the first-round three years ago.

"The day just kind of started off with me going in the cage, trying to get my approach down," Davis told after the game. "But I wasn't expecting it to be a big day or anything. Once it got going, everything was clicking on all cylinders."

The 20-year-old knocked in his first runs of the afternoon with a three-run double in the third inning and then added four more on his grand slam in the fifth. Davis swatted his second double and picked up his eighth RBI in the sixth inning.

With his huge day already in hand, he thought about trying to take third and complete the cycle, he told

"It was on my mind," Davis said to "I looked back and saw [Peoria right fielder Nick Thompson] already had the ball by the time I was at second, so I didn't want to take the chance and put the brakes on myself. Just wanted to give my teammates the chance to drive me in."

On the year, Davis is hitting .294/.364/.426 with three home runs and 30 RBIs.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for
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