MLB: Baltimore slugger Chris Davis hit his 50th home run of the season on Friday night, connecting for a solo shot against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Davis, a former Spokane Indian, matched the Orioles’ record set by Brady Anderson in 1996.
Davis became baseball’s first 50-homer man since Jose Bautista hit 54 for Toronto in 2010.
Overall, Davis is the 27th player to join the 50-homer club. Davis hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning against All-Star righty Steve Delabar, giving the Orioles a 4-3 lead.
Davis is the third player in major league history to hit 50 homers and 40 doubles in the same season, joining Babe Ruth (1921) and Albert Belle (1995).
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Chiefs release TV schedule
WHL: The Spokane Chiefs announced a 10-game SWX television schedule against the rival Tri-City Americans that will include five games from each city.
The first game will be the Chiefs’ season opener against Tri-City at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Sept. 21.
Spokane’s home opener a week later against the Americans will be the first broadcast of the year from the Arena.
All broadcasts will be Saturday night games starting at 7.
Indians break crowd record
NWL: The Spokane Indians announced the 110-year-old franchise set an average- attendace record during the 2013 season.
The Indians averaged 5,064 fans for each home game, topping the 2007 mark of 5,053.
Spokane also recorded seven sellouts at Avista Stadium during the 2013 NWL season.