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Davis returns home on hot streak

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MILWAUKEE -- Not every monster is frightening.

For Brewers outfielder Khris Davis, the presence of Fenway Park's fabled Green Monster in left field served as a steady backdrop to his 2014 season, the first as Milwaukee's every day left fielder.

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MILWAUKEE -- Not every monster is frightening.

For Brewers outfielder Khris Davis, the presence of Fenway Park's fabled Green Monster in left field served as a steady backdrop to his 2014 season, the first as Milwaukee's every day left fielder.

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"A lot of things can go right with that field," Davis said. "When something is really on top of you like that, it feels like a bigger background. It was just really easy to see the ball there. Yeah, there's a comfort with the Green Monster. It feels like everything is closer."

Davis used it to his advantage. After going hitless in the season-opening series against the Braves (0-for-8, with zero walks and four strikeouts), the right-handed batter has hit safely in the six games since. He doubled in his first at-bat in Boston and finished the road trip 12-for-28 with three RBIs, including a career-high four hits at Fenway on Saturday.

"When you go 0-for-however, you start to wonder when you're going to get your next hit," Davis said. "When it happened, it was a relief, sure. First one of the year."

Davis was part of last year's Opening Day roster but struggled out of the gate, going 3-for-16 in a reserve role with a pair of doubles, one walk and zero RBIs before being sent back to Triple-A Nashville. He rejoined the team in July (with a second trip to the Minors thrown in) and ultimately finished with 11 home runs, 27 RBIs, a .279 batting average and .949 OPS. He hit another 13 homers in the Minors.

JR Radcliffe is a contributor to MLB.com.

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