Davis had three hits and four RBIs to end his record skid with a flourish as the Baltimore Orioles snapped a four-game losing streak with a 9-5 win over the host Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has his first hit of the season. He struck out in his next at-bat in the fourth frame and was fanned once again in the sixth inning. Against the Red Sox, no less. He then tossed in an 88.5-mph slider.
The 408-foot, two-run shot had an exit velocity of 108 miles per hour and a launch angle of 28 degrees, according to Statcast.
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Davis finished Monday's win going 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts, raising his batting average to 0.89. He is now hitting.089 on the season. Baltimore averaged 8.1 hits with 2.7 extra base hits per game and 188 total home runs previous year.
Davis, who's in year four of a seven-year, $161 million deal with the Orioles, told reporters that he consulted with a coach before the game to ensure calling for the ball would not be considered "bush". He's now gone 54 straight at-bats without a hit if you date back to last season.