A's slugger Khris Davis entered Friday as the MLB leader in home runs. He added to that lead with a milestone, and then a walk-off.
In the bottom of the first against the Twins, Davis crushed a two-run, 407-foot bomb to right center for his career-high 44th home run of the season.
The Twins overcame a four-run A's lead, but Oakland came back thanks to Mark Canha's two-run home run. In the 10th inning, Davis ended the game with his second homer of the night.
Davis' dingers moved him four homers clear of Boston Red Sox star J.D. Martinez for the major-league lead. If Davis keeps Martinez in the rearview mirror, he'll add another milestone to his resume: Davis would become the first A's player to lead the majors in home runs since Mark McGwire in 1996.
In fact, Davis' 45 homers so far this season are more than all but five years in A's history: Jimmie Foxx in 1932 (58), Mark McGwire in 1996 (52), McGwire in 1987 (49), Foxx in 1933 (48), and Reggie Jackson in 1969 (47).
If he continues to climb the club's charts, maybe the rest of the baseball world will finally start to take notice.