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Davis extends MLB lead with 46th home run

September 24, 2018

SEATTLE -- A's slugger Khris Davis swatted his Major League-leading 46th homer as part of a celebratory 7-3 victory on Monday at Safeco Field.Davis' sixth-inning homer also upped his RBI total to 120, second-most in the Majors, and he joins Jimmie Foxx (1932, 1933) as the only players in A's

SEATTLE -- A's slugger Khris Davis swatted his Major League-leading 46th homer as part of a celebratory 7-3 victory on Monday at Safeco Field.
Davis' sixth-inning homer also upped his RBI total to 120, second-most in the Majors, and he joins Jimmie Foxx (1932, 1933) as the only players in A's history to hit 45-plus home runs with 120-plus RBIs in a single season.
Davis and the A's clinched their first postseason berth since 2014 before their game even ended, courtesy of a Rays loss. They're preparing to most likely face the Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game on Oct. 3, a matchup of heavy hitters.

While the Yankees boast the likes of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, the A's employ baseball's best home run hitter since the start of the 2016 season. Davis has launched more long balls in that span (131) than any other player.
"I'm just appreciative of the moment right now," Davis said. "I think we're for real. I know we're for real. We're gonna go just attack mode."

Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010.