Orioles' Chris Davis crushes first homer of 2019, 2 days after ending hitless streak


Two days after Chris Davis finally ended his 0-for-54 at-bat streak, the Baltimore Orioles first baseman crushed his first home run of the season in the team's 8-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

With one out and a full count against Boston reliever Heath Hembree, Davis hit a two-run 408-foot bomb to right field, and it gave the O's a 6-1 lead in the top of the eighth in their fourth and final game in a road series against the Red Sox.

Davis' last home run was August 24th in the Orioles' loss to the New York Yankees. 

Davis finished Monday's win going 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts, raising his batting average to 0.89.

Prior to Satuday's game against the Red Sox, Davis' hitless streak dated back to September 15, and his 0-for-54 mark set an MLB record -- although that's not really the kind of record you want. Before getting a hit Saturday -- a two-run single off Boston's Rick Porcello -- Davis' batting average was 0.00, as he opened the 2019 season going 0-for-33 with 16 strikeouts and a handful of walks. 

In Boston's 9-5 win Satuday, the first baseman finished with three hits and four RBI, but then he went 0-for-4 on Sunday in his team's 4-0 loss.