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Davis struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to pick up his ninth save of the season in a 7-5 win over the Reds.

Added 05/18/17 7:11 am (EST)
That's now 18 straight appearances without an earned run allowed this season for Davis, who's been everything the Cubs could have hoped for when they acquired him from the Royals. The reigning champs have hovered around .500 all season, but assuming Chicago goes on a tear over the summer, Davis could begin to see more frequent save opportunities to go with his outstanding performance.
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In a non-save situation, Davis pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's win over the Reds. He allowed one hit and struck out one.

Added 05/17/17 9:35 am (EST)
Davis has been phenomenal in his first season with the Cubs. Through 16.1 innings, he has yet to allow an earned run, and he's struck out 21 to go along with a 0.67 WHIP. The team is off to a slow start by its standards, but if the Cubs get rolling like they did last season, Davis could lead the league in saves if he keeps pitching like this.
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Davis gave up an unearned run on a hit and a walk while striking out two in an inning of work to notch his eighth save of the season in Friday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals.

Added 05/13/17 6:57 am (EST)
Willson Contreras' throwing error on a dropped strike three with two outs and a runner on second made things interesting, but Davis then whiffed Matt Adams as well to end the ballgame. The former Royal continues his excellent start to his first season as a Cub, and Davis now has a 20:5 K:BB through 15.1 innings to go along with his 0.00 ERA and 0.65 WHIP.
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Davis tossed a perfect inning with three strikeouts in Sunday's 18-inning loss to the Yankees.

Added 05/08/17 3:43 am (EST)
Davis was tasked with keeping the Yanks in check in the 10th inning of a tie game, and he did the job perfectly. The Cubs' ninth-inning stopper has seven saves on the year without allowing a single run in 14.1 innings. Davis also has an elite 18:4 K:BB, leaving no doubt about his status as one of the game's top closers.
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Davis struck out two and walked one in a scoreless ninth Wednesday against Philadelphia for his seventh save.

Added 05/04/17 2:49 am (EST)
It took him just 13 pitches, and the ERA remains spotless. Davis has been one of the stingiest pitchers in baseball this year, and his position as the closer for a Cubs team that should do plenty of winning means he should easily surpass last season's career-high 27 saves.
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Davis pitched a perfect ninth in Pittsburgh for his fifth save Tuesday.

Added 04/25/17 11:23 pm (EST)
The ERA is still a clean 0.00, and the WHIP is gorgeous at 0.54. Davis turned in three consecutive spectacular seasons in Kansas City's bullpen, and he's shown no sign that things will be any different in Chicago. As long as he can stay healthy, he's a lock to post some of the league's finest relief stats.
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Davis pitched a perfect inning while striking out two to earn his fourth save Friday against the Reds.

Added 04/21/17 11:43 pm (EST)
After the Cubs made a big comeback in the ninth inning, they finally took the lead in the 11th inning, allowing Davis to come on to nail down the one-run. He's yet to allow a run in nine appearances, and he'll continue to be an extremely valuable fantasy commodity while pitching for one of the best teams in the majors.
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Davis pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his second win of the season after Chicago scored four runs in the bottom of the frame against Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Added 04/19/17 8:12 pm (EST)
Davis hasn't allowed a run through 7.1 innings, and with his velocity still hovering in the mid-90s, he's probably re-solidified himself as an elite closer. Expect the saves to start piling up, and he has the potential to earn a few more check marks in the wins column because of Chicago's propensity for come-for-behind dramatics.
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Davis tossed a clean ninth inning Tuesday to pick up his third save of the season in a 9-7 win over the Brewers.

Added 04/19/17 4:29 am (EST)
He needed just nine pitches to close out the proceedings. Davis has been everything the Cubs could have hoped for so far, posting a 0.00 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 6:1 K:BB through his first 6.1 innings with the club.
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Davis (1-0) allowed one hit while striking out one in his inning of work for his first win in Monday's 3-2 victory over the Dodgers.

Added 04/11/17 2:19 am (EST)
Davis entered in the top of the ninth inning in a tie game and saw his offense scratch together a run in the bottom of the frame to make him a winner. The talented right-handed reliever already has two saves in the early going and could be a dominant ninth-inning arm for a team that will give him plenty of opportunities to shut the door.
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