Rooting for Rajai Davis, the Yankees Killer

Blue Jays centre fielder Rajai Davis comes from a hometown full of Yankees and Red Sox fans. But...

Blue Jays centre fielder Rajai Davis comes from a hometown full of Yankees and Red Sox fans. But they all cheer for the popular player to do well and gladly would welcome him to their team. (Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:04 PM ET

TORONTO - Why is the Yankee Killer, the Yankee Killer?

“All my friends are either New York Yankees fans or Boston Red Sox fans, so they’re always watching,” said outfielder Rajai Davis.

“Yankee fans want me to do well and have the Yankees win, while Red Sox fans want me to do well to beat the Yankees.”

Davis is hitting .317 (13-for-41) against New York this season with three doubles, a triple and five RBIs going into Wednesday’s game against the Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda. He is 5-for-6 stealing bases and has three runs scored.

And the Yankee Killer, a free agent at the end of the year, doesn’t do badly against the Red Sox either, hitting .341 (15-for-44) with four doubles, 7-for-8 stealing bases and scoring 10 runs.

Davis had seven consecutive hits — a homer, a double, five singles — against Yankees pitching at the Rogers Centre last Sept. 28-29, batting .339 (21-for-62) with seven doubles, a homer, seven RBIs, was 7-for-10 on the base paths and seven runs scored on the year.

“They loved (the 7-for-7) at home,” said Davis.


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