Chris Davis had an invigorating moment in a lousy season by hitting the tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning to lead Baltimore to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday in the team's final home game. Orioles this season.
Two-time major league home run champion, the 33-year-old slugger is about to complete a third straight season of sluggish production. He still has three years left on his $161 million contract.
Davis started the day batting .174 with 10 homers and 34 RBIs, and has been the target of incessant whining. But he got fans excited when a sinker by left-hander Marco Gonzales (16-12) disappeared into right field for a 2-1 lead. It was his first home run since Aug. 28 at Washington.
Orioles starter John Means (11-11) gave up one run and seven innings in seven innings.
For the Mariners, Dominican Domingo Santana 1-0.
For the Orioles, the Dominicans Hansel Alberto 4-0; and Jonathan Villar 4-0. The Venezuelan Renato Núñez 3-1, an RBI. MLB