Davis sets record at 0 for 49, including warning track shot

BALTIMORE (AP) Hitting the ball sharply and getting good distance on his outs now counts as progress for struggling Chris Davis, whose futility at the plate has earned him another dubious major league record.

Davis went 0 for 5 to set the big league mark for the longest hitless streak by a position player, extending his drought to 49 consecutive at-bats in the Baltimore Orioles' 12-4 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

Davis hit three flyballs before striking out in the seventh and eighth innings, leaving him 0 for 28 this season and 0 for 49 since hitting a double early in a game Sept. 14. The previous longest drought by a non-pitcher was 46 at-bats, by Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Eugenio Velez.

The highlight of Davis' night was an opposite-field liner to the edge of the warning track in left field on his record-setting 47th straight fruitless at-bat.

''He hit three balls on the nose,'' manager Brandon Hyde said. ''So I'm taking that as a positive moving forward. Hopefully it's a good start.''

Davis has heard plenty of boos from the home crowd this season, but many among a meager crowd of 6,585 at Camden Yards offered him encouragement with every trip to the plate. The announced attendance was the lowest in the history of the ballpark, with the exception of a game in 2015 that was closed to the public at a time when the city was plagued by rioting.

Velez went hitless over his last nine at-bats of the 2010 season before going 0 for 37 in 2011, the last of his five major league seasons. His 0-for-46 skid eclipsed the previous longest hitless streak of 45, shared by Pittsburgh's Bill Bergen (1909), Dave Campbell of San Diego and St. Louis (1973), and Milwaukee's Craig Counsell (2011).

Now, Davis owns a second unwanted record. He hit .168 last year, the worst batting average in major league history for a qualified player.

Davis is in the fourth season of a $161 million, seven-year contract that has proven to be a hindrance to the rebuilding Orioles.

The 33-year-old has two RBIs this season - on a bases-loaded walk and a forceout - and has struck out 15 times.

''Tough to put yourself in his shoes and what he's going through,'' Hyde said. ''I admire him for being out there and playing his butt off. I'm just pulling for him to get a hit and for the ball to hit the outfield grass somewhere. It didn't. It's one of those things.

''You've got to stay upbeat, stay positive. He's battling. It's cool to see.''

On a night in which Davis couldn't get a hit, his teammates banged out 15 and reached double figures in runs for the first time this season.

Jonathan Villar homered and had four RBIs, Trey Mancini went 3 for 3 with a homer, Cedric Mullins hit two triples and drove in three runs and rookie shortstop Richie Martin's first multiple-hit game included a triple and a pair of singles. Mullins scored on a Little League homer after a throwing error from second baseman Jurickson Profar in the second.

Still seeking his first victory with Oakland, Marco Estrada (0-1) gave up six runs in four innings.

A's catcher Josh Phegley said: ''I just felt like we'd get ahead of guys, execute our pitches, and then in two-strike counts make some mistakes, leave some pitches up in the zone.''

Andrew Cashner (2-1) allowed three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings to help Baltimore snap a four-game losing streak.

Phegley and Mark Canha homered for the A's, who have dropped four in a row.

SECOND SHIFT

Profar made two errors - one fielding, and one throwing - at second, where he's been used primarily since signing with the A's during the offseason.

He played mostly at third base with Texas the past two seasons.

''He's still kind of getting used to playing second base,'' manager Bob Melvin explained. ''It's completely different from the other side of the diamond where he played.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: CF Ramon Laureano was held out of the lineup with a jammed thumb but was available as a late-game defensive substitution, Melvin said. Laureano did not play. . After pitching 3 1/3 innings in relief Sunday, J.B. Wendelken should be available again ''in a day or so,'' Melvin said.

UP NEXT

Athletics: LHP Brett Anderson (2-0, 2.38 ERA) starts Tuesday night in the second game of the series. He is 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA over his last five starts dating back to September.

Orioles: Rookie John Means (1-0, 1.59) plays the opener role, making his first career start and fifth appearance overall.

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0020110004112
BAL5-5
13020105X12152
  • W: A. Cashner (2-1)L: M. Estrada (0-1)
  • HR: OAK - J. Phegley (2), M. Canha (2), BAL - J. Villar (3), T. Mancini (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Grossman LF50100011.243.282.378.6600.5
M. Chapman 3B50300000.294.379.510.8892.0
S. Piscotty RF50000015.241.339.407.746-0.5
K. Davis DH40100004.224.296.531.8271.0
K. Morales 1B40100001.207.324.207.5301.0
M. Semien SS41200001.314.397.431.8283.0
J. Profar 2B30100101.120.170.180.3504.0
M. Canha CF32111124.211.444.526.9717.0
J. Phegley C31121001.304.333.609.9427.0
a- C. Pinder PH10000003.257.270.514.7850.0
N. Hundley C00000000.130.130.130.2610.0
  • a-grounded out for Phegley in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B52241010.341.356.636.99210.5
J. Rickard LF41000110.200.333.400.7331.5
T. Mancini RF32321200.385.432.8211.25212.0
R. Nunez DH50200004.276.364.414.7773.0
H. Alberto 3B50120004.421.450.474.9243.0
C. Davis 1B50000024.000.125.000.125-1.0
J. Sucre C42200002.259.310.296.6074.0
R. Martin SS43300010.185.267.259.5267.5
C. Mullins CF22230000.167.276.333.60911.0
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Canha (2), J. Phegley (2)
    • RBI - M. Canha (3), J. Phegley 2 (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Davis 2 (2), J. Profar, J. Phegley, C. Pinder 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Nunez
    • 3B - R. Martin, C. Mullins 2 (2)
    • HR - J. Villar (3), T. Mancini (5)
    • SF - C. Mullins
    • SH - C. Mullins
    • RBI - J. Villar 4 (8), T. Mancini 2 (11), H. Alberto 2 (3), C. Mullins 3 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (4), H. Alberto 2 (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Nunez, H. Alberto, C. Davis 2 (2), J. Sucre 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Profar (2)
    • CS - M. Chapman
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Profar 2 (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Alberto-Villar-Davis; Sucre-Villar)
    • E - H. Alberto, J. Sucre
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Estrada (L, 0-1)4.09661324.871.13-7.5
    Y. Petit2.01110003.380.754.0
    L. Hendriks1.00001101.231.362.5
    R. Buchter0.12220007.362.45-4.0
    F. Rodney0.233311012.002.83-6.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Estrada (L, 0-1)4.0
    Y. Petit2.0
    L. Hendriks1.0
    R. Buchter0.1
    F. Rodney0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cashner (W, 2-1)5.19431125.281.769.5
    J. Yacabonis (H, 1)2.02001202.451.644.0
    M. Givens (H, 3)0.20000105.791.710.5
    N. Karns1.00000000.001.883.0
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cashner (W, 2-1)5.1
    J. Yacabonis (H, 1)2.0
    M. Givens (H, 3)0.2
    N. Karns1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Estrada (2), F. Rodney (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 96-67, Y. Petit 21-14, L. Hendriks 11-6, R. Buchter 11-7, F. Rodney 24-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Petit 1-5, L. Hendriks 1-1, R. Buchter 1-0, F. Rodney 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 22, Y. Petit 7, L. Hendriks 4, R. Buchter 3, F. Rodney 6
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 90-55, J. Yacabonis 31-17, M. Givens 12-6, N. Karns 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 8-6, J. Yacabonis 3-1, M. Givens 1-0, N. Karns 3-0
    • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 25, J. Yacabonis 9, M. Givens 2, N. Karns 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    0020110004112
    BAL5-5
    13020105X12152
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grossman LF50100011.243.282.378.6600.5
    M. Chapman 3B50300000.294.379.510.8892.0
    S. Piscotty RF50000015.241.339.407.746-0.5
    K. Davis DH40100004.224.296.531.8271.0
    K. Morales 1B40100001.207.324.207.5301.0
    M. Semien SS41200001.314.397.431.8283.0
    J. Profar 2B30100101.120.170.180.3504.0
    M. Canha CF32111124.211.444.526.9717.0
    J. Phegley C31121001.304.333.609.9427.0
    a- C. Pinder PH10000003.257.270.514.7850.0
    N. Hundley C00000000.130.130.130.2610.0
    Total37411322421-----
    • a-grounded out for Phegley in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar 2B52241010.341.356.636.99210.5
    J. Rickard LF41000110.200.333.400.7331.5
    T. Mancini RF32321200.385.432.8211.25212.0
    R. Nunez DH50200004.276.364.414.7773.0
    H. Alberto 3B50120004.421.450.474.9243.0
    C. Davis 1B50000024.000.125.000.125-1.0
    J. Sucre C42200002.259.310.296.6074.0
    R. Martin SS43300010.185.267.259.5267.5
    C. Mullins CF22230000.167.276.333.60911.0
    Total3712151123514-----
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Canha (2), J. Phegley (2)
      • RBI - M. Canha (3), J. Phegley 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Davis 2 (2), J. Profar, J. Phegley, C. Pinder 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Nunez
      • 3B - R. Martin, C. Mullins 2 (2)
      • HR - J. Villar (3), T. Mancini (5)
      • SF - C. Mullins
      • SH - C. Mullins
      • RBI - J. Villar 4 (8), T. Mancini 2 (11), H. Alberto 2 (3), C. Mullins 3 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (4), H. Alberto 2 (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Nunez, H. Alberto, C. Davis 2 (2), J. Sucre 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Profar (2)
      • CS - M. Chapman
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Profar 2 (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Alberto-Villar-Davis; Sucre-Villar)
      • E - H. Alberto, J. Sucre
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Estrada (L, 0-1)4.09661324.871.13-7.5
      Y. Petit2.01110003.380.754.0
      L. Hendriks1.00001101.231.362.5
      R. Buchter0.12220007.362.45-4.0
      F. Rodney0.233311012.002.83-6.5
      Total8.0151212352---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Estrada (L, 0-1)4.0
      Y. Petit2.0
      L. Hendriks1.0
      R. Buchter0.1
      F. Rodney0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (W, 2-1)5.19431125.281.769.5
      J. Yacabonis (H, 1)2.02001202.451.644.0
      M. Givens (H, 3)0.20000105.791.710.5
      N. Karns1.00000000.001.883.0
      Total9.01143242---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner (W, 2-1)5.1
      J. Yacabonis (H, 1)2.0
      M. Givens (H, 3)0.2
      N. Karns1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Estrada (2), F. Rodney (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Estrada 96-67, Y. Petit 21-14, L. Hendriks 11-6, R. Buchter 11-7, F. Rodney 24-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Petit 1-5, L. Hendriks 1-1, R. Buchter 1-0, F. Rodney 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Estrada 22, Y. Petit 7, L. Hendriks 4, R. Buchter 3, F. Rodney 6
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 90-55, J. Yacabonis 31-17, M. Givens 12-6, N. Karns 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 8-6, J. Yacabonis 3-1, M. Givens 1-0, N. Karns 3-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 25, J. Yacabonis 9, M. Givens 2, N. Karns 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Alberto singled to shallow center, Rickard and Mancini scored412
        Mancini singled to shallow left, Villar scored, Rickard to second410
        Villar singled to center, Sucre and Martin scored, Villar to second49
      • 6TH INNING
        Mullins hit sacrifice fly to right, Martin scored47
        Semien scored, Profar to third on catcher Sucre throwing error46
      • 5TH INNING
        Canha homered to left center36
      • 4TH INNING
        Villar homered to center, Mullins scored26
      • 3RD INNING
        Phegley homered to left center, Canha scored24
      • 2ND INNING
        Mullins tripled to shallow right, Mullins, Sucre and Martin scored on 2nd baseman Profar throwing error04
      • 1ST INNING
        Mancini homered to right01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Nate Karns relieved Mychal Givens
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman grounded out to first
        • M. Chapman: Foul, Ball, Foul, Chapman grounded out to third
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Davis singled to left
        • K. Morales: Morales flied out to left
        • M. Semien: Ball, Semien singled to shallow right, Davis to second
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked, Davis to third, Semien to second
        • Mychal Givens relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
        • M. Canha: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
        • Chad Pinder hit for Josh Phegley
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pinder grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Buchter relieved Liam Hendriks
        • Nick Hundley catching
        • J. Sucre: Ball, Ball, Sucre singled to left center
        • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martin singled to center, Sucre to second
        • C. Mullins: Foul, Mullins hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Sucre to third, Martin to second
        • Fernando Rodney relieved Ryan Buchter
        • J. Villar: Ball, Villar singled to center, Sucre and Martin scored, Villar to second
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rickard walked
        • T. Mancini: Mancini singled to shallow left, Villar scored, Rickard to second
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nunez grounded out to second, Rickard to third, Mancini to second
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Foul, Foul, Alberto singled to shallow center, Rickard and Mancini scored
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Alberto to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
        • M. Chapman: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chapman grounded out to third
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
        • R. Nunez: Nunez flied out to deep center
        • H. Alberto: Alberto grounded bunt out to pitcher, Mancini to second
        • C. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales singled to deep right
        • M. Semien: Ball, Semien reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Morales out at second
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Profar singled to shallow right center, Semien to third
        • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Andrew Cashner
        • M. Canha: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Semien scored, Profar to third on catcher Sucre throwing error
        • J. Phegley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Phegley grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 3 Errors)
        • Y. Petit Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Martin tripled to deep right center
        • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Mullins hit sacrifice fly to right, Martin scored
        • J. Villar: Ball, Villar grounded out to first
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rickard flied out to deep left
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha homered to left center
        • J. Phegley: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Phegley safe at first on 3rd baseman Alberto throwing error
        • R. Grossman: Grossman lined out to left
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Chapman singled to shallow right center, Phegley to second
        • S. Piscotty: Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Piscotty lined out to right
        • K. Davis: Ball, Davis flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Marco Estrada
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto flied out to deep center
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Davis lined out to left
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Sucre flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Davis lined out to left
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Morales grounded out to first
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien singled to shallow left center
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • R. Martin: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
        • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Mullins tripled to right center
        • J. Villar: Ball, Villar homered to center, Mullins scored
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Foul, Rickard lined out to center
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Mancini to second on wild pitch, Foul, Nunez fouled out to first
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha walked
        • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Phegley homered to left center, Canha scored
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Grossman lined out to right
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Chapman singled to right
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chapman caught stealing second, catcher to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mancini singled to shallow right
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nunez reached on an infield single to third, Mancini to second
        • H. Alberto: Alberto fouled out to catcher
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul on 2nd baseman Profar dropped ball error, Davis lined out to left
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sucre flied out to deep center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Morales grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Semien grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Profar: Profar grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis lined out to right
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Strike looking, Sucre singled to shallow right
        • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Martin singled to left, Sucre to second
        • C. Mullins: Ball, Strike looking, Mullins tripled to shallow right, Mullins, Sucre and Martin scored on 2nd baseman Profar throwing error
        • J. Villar: Villar flied out to center
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Rickard struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman singled to left center
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Chapman singled to shallow right, Grossman to second
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Piscotty lined out to left
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Davis grounded out to second, Chapman out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Estrada Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
        • J. Rickard: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rickard flied out to right
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini homered to right
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Nunez doubled to deep left
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)