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Khris Davis lets Make-A-Wish kid sign jersey, slugs long HR

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Khris Davis asked a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sign his jersey, then slugged a mighty home run for the Oakland Athletics in a 9-0 win against the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

Davis let 10-year-old Oakland sixth-grader Anthony Slocumb print his name in blue ink on Davis' white jersey, then wore the uniform while hitting his 37th home run in the third inning. Slocumb, in remission from a rare cancer called Langerhans cell histiocytosis, was at the Coliseum with a group from the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Greater Bay Area chapter. His mother, Natalie Sanchez, was delighted by Davis' gesture.

"I was down there with the other kids and then two other players came down and then he came down," an overjoyed Slocumb said in an interview with The Associated Press outside the Coliseum. "So, I was like, `You're my favorite player' and he was like, `Cool.' I said, `Can you sign my jersey?' and then he said, `Sure, do you want to sign mine, too?' And I was like, `Sure,' so we basically signed each other's jerseys. That's what happened."

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Leaders
AVG: M. Chapman.276
HR: K. Davis36
RBI: K. Davis98
SB: M. Semien13
W: S. Manaea11
ERA: M. Fiers3.48
Saves: B. Treinen32
K: S. Manaea107
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .249 (15)
Runs: 586 (9)
Hits: 1064 (13)
Home Runs: 166 (6)
Stolen Bases: 28 (30)
OBP: .320 (13)
SLG: .432 (4)
Total Bases: 1846 (4)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.81 (10)
Runs Allowed: 519 (12)
Saves: 37 (5)
Strikeouts: 951 (24)
OpBA: .240 (10)
OBP: .303 (7)
SLG: .397 (12)
Run Support: 4.68 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/13 C. Hatcher Outrighted to Minors
8/10 J. Bleich Outrighted to Minors
8/9 C. Hatcher Designated for Assignment
8/9 F. Rodney Cleared Waivers/Traded Minnesota (for RHP Dakota Chalmers)
8/7 C. Pinder Removed From 10-Day DL (Left elbow laceration)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/5 J. Smolinski Blood clot, left calf (on 60-day DL)
8/1 M. Fiers Left shin contusion (day-to-day)
7/28 C. Pinder off 10-day DL
7/11 M. Olson Back tightness (day-to-day)
7/11 S. Piscotty Wrist (day-to-day)
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