Watch: Chris Davis finally snaps his 0-for-54 with RBI single
Chris Davis’s nightmare is over.
The Baltimore Oriole designated hitter stepped to the plate in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox with the bases loaded and two out, and he did so with an 0-for-54 stretch hanging over him dating back to last season. Oriole fans were likely fearing the worst, but Davis came up big, hitting an RBI single to right off Rick Porcello to drive in two runs.
It's over! pic.twitter.com/wcorVDLOTS
— MLB (@MLB) April 13, 2019
Even the Fenway Park crowd gave Davis a little love for breaking his futile streak.
And there it is. Chris Davis has his hit. Finally. And gets a nice ovation from the Fenway crowd.
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) April 13, 2019
In a way, Davis was treated like he’d just delivered a game-winning hit by his teammates.
Chris Davis came back into the dugout himself to get his hat and glove, and was congratulated by the bullpen on their way out, then hugged by Trey Mancini. Dwight Smith Jr. gave him some dap, too. #Orioles
— Jon Meoli (@JonMeoli) April 13, 2019
This must feel great for Davis, and not just because Red Sox fans were giving him a really hard time on Friday. A career .236 hitter, it’s unlikely that he’s about to go on a huge tear, but hopefully he can avoid going that long without a hit again,