Davis first September HR lifts Orioles past Mariners 2-1

BALTIMORE (AP) For one brief moment, the Chris Davis of years ago made an appearance at Camden Yards.

Sweet stroke, long ball, slow home run trot. It was all there for Davis, who savored an uplifting moment in an otherwise dreary season.

Davis hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, a blast from the past that carried Baltimore past the Seattle Mariners 2-1 Sunday in the Orioles' final home game of the season.

A two-time major league home run champ, the 33-year-old Davis is struggling through a third straight subpar season. Making matters more difficult is that he has three years left on a $161 million contract.

Davis came in batting .174 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs and has heard more than his share of jeers from the home fans. On this occasion, however, he brought the crowd to its feet by driving a sinker from lefty Marco Gonzales (16-12) over the right-field wall for a 2-1 lead.

''It's something that was long overdue,'' Davis said. ''I've said it over and over again: I appreciate all of our fans, the people who have supported me day in and day out. And it was cool to actually give them something to cheer for.''

Davis' playing time has been cut on a rebuilding team, so between that and his lack of power this year, it was his first home run since Aug. 28 in Washington.

What a perfect time to do so.

''He's had some tough moments, so for him to have a great moment, a really nice game-winning moment, it's got to make him feel good,'' manager Brandon Hyde said. ''I mean, that's really all I care about. I want the guy to succeed.''

Before the game, Davis' situation was addressed by first-year general manager Mike Elias, who insisted that the one-time slugger would be at spring training next year but noted, ''It's a really frustrating situation. It's one of the many things that we stepped into and have inherited and are working on.''

The cheers came loud as he slowly rounded the bases, and reached a crescendo as he stepped on the plate.

''I know it's not the last time I'm going to hear it,'' Davis said.

Orioles left-hander John Means (11-11) allowed one run and seven hits over seven sharp innings in the penultimate start of an All-Star rookie season. He walked one and struck out four, including Domingo Santana with his final pitch.

Richard Bleier finished for his fourth save in a game that took only 2 hours, 11 minutes.

Gonzales gave up two runs and three hits over seven innings. He was 7-0 over 19 starts in his career in September and October.

''I felt like we were a little too fine on the corner,'' he said of Davis' homer. ''Unfortunately, it went right into his swing path. I honestly didn't think it was going to get out.''

Manager Scott Servais said, ''It's baseball. You make one mistake and it can cost you, and that's what happened today.''

Both teams scored in the first inning before the starting pitchers found their groove.

Shed Long opened the game with a triple and scored on a single by J.P. Crawford for Seattle, and the Orioles tied it on an RBI double by Renato Nunez.

TRUMBO FINALE?

Mark Trumbo got the start in what will almost certainly be his final home game with the Orioles.

Trumbo worked from spring training through August to rehabilitate his knee following offseason surgery. He came off the injured list in September to complete the three-year contract he signed in January 2017.

The 33-year-old doesn't fit into the Orioles rebuild, but that doesn't necessarily mean his career is over.

''He hasn't indicated to me that he's retiring or that he's done playing,'' manager Brandon Hyde said.

ATTENDANCE DOWN

A crowd of 17,540 brought the final attendance figure at Camden Yards to 1,307,807, lowest in a non-strike shortened season since 1978.

The Orioles drew 1,564,192 last year.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: Reliever Austin Adams has a torn ACL in his left knee after falling awkwardly covering first base on Saturday night. An MRI on Sunday morning revealed the damage. ''He really did some pretty nice things for us this year,'' Servais said. ... Tom Murphy was at DH after being struck in the head by a backswing one night earlier.

Orioles: Trey Mancini did not start because of a bruised leg that Hyde labeled ''pretty beat up.''

UP NEXT

Mariners: A trip back home comes with Monday off before Seattle launches its final homestand Tuesday against playoff-bound Houston.

Orioles: RHP Chandler Shepherd (0-0, 4.91 ERA) gets the start Monday night in the opener of a three-game set in Toronto.

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BAL51-105
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  • W: J. Means (11-11)L: M. Gonzales (16-12)S: R. Bleier (4)
  • HR: BAL - C. Davis (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Long 2B41200001.295.364.512.8756.0
J. Crawford SS40110001.233.321.385.7062.0
K. Lewis RF40100011.327.358.7551.1140.5
K. Seager 3B40100001.243.328.477.8052.0
T. Murphy DH30000112.276.326.548.8740.5
A. Nola C40000003.262.336.452.7890.0
T. Lopes LF30200000.265.361.363.7243.0
D. Moore 1B30000012.213.308.400.708-0.5
B. Bishop CF20000011.109.140.109.249-0.5
a- D. Santana PH10000011.253.329.444.773-0.5
M. Smith CF00000000.229.303.339.6420.0
  • a-struck out for Bishop in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
H. Alberto 2B40000001.310.333.431.7640.0
A. Hays CF41100001.302.362.535.8972.0
J. Villar SS40000012.274.341.456.796-0.5
R. Nunez 3B30110010.246.315.458.7732.5
R. Ruiz 3B00000000.236.310.380.6900.0
M. Trumbo DH20000100.200.259.320.5791.0
D. Smith LF30000012.237.291.405.696-0.5
S. Wilkerson LF00000000.218.276.378.6550.0
C. Davis 1B21111110.176.268.315.5836.5
A. Wynns C30000001.226.268.245.5130.0
D. Stewart RF30000000.226.274.322.5960.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Long (11), K. Seager (19), T. Lopes (7)
    • 3B - S. Long
    • RBI - J. Crawford (45)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Long (19), J. Crawford (32), A. Nola 2 (11), D. Santana (46)
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Nunez (23)
    • HR - C. Davis (11)
    • RBI - R. Nunez (83), C. Davis (35)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Nunez (30), C. Davis (14)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto, J. Villar, D. Smith (36)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Long-Crawford-Moore)
    • E - K. Seager 2 (11)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Villar-Davis; Villar-Alberto-Davis)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Gonzales (L, 16-12)7.03222414.091.3214.0
    A. Warren1.00000000.000.863.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Gonzales (L, 16-12)7.0
    A. Warren1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Means (W, 11-11)7.07111403.541.1324.0
    R. Bleier (S, 4)2.00000105.541.3513.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Means (W, 11-11)7.0
    R. Bleier (S, 4)2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 87-62, A. Warren 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 10-7, A. Warren 2-2
    • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 26, A. Warren 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Means 104-63, R. Bleier 18-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Means 7-8, R. Bleier 5-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Means 27, R. Bleier 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Long 2B41200001.295.364.512.8756.0
    J. Crawford SS40110001.233.321.385.7062.0
    K. Lewis RF40100011.327.358.7551.1140.5
    K. Seager 3B40100001.243.328.477.8052.0
    T. Murphy DH30000112.276.326.548.8740.5
    A. Nola C40000003.262.336.452.7890.0
    T. Lopes LF30200000.265.361.363.7243.0
    D. Moore 1B30000012.213.308.400.708-0.5
    B. Bishop CF20000011.109.140.109.249-0.5
    a- D. Santana PH10000011.253.329.444.773-0.5
    M. Smith CF00000000.229.303.339.6420.0
    Total3217101513-----
    • a-struck out for Bishop in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    H. Alberto 2B40000001.310.333.431.7640.0
    A. Hays CF41100001.302.362.535.8972.0
    J. Villar SS40000012.274.341.456.796-0.5
    R. Nunez 3B30110010.246.315.458.7732.5
    R. Ruiz 3B00000000.236.310.380.6900.0
    M. Trumbo DH20000100.200.259.320.5791.0
    D. Smith LF30000012.237.291.405.696-0.5
    S. Wilkerson LF00000000.218.276.378.6550.0
    C. Davis 1B21111110.176.268.315.5836.5
    A. Wynns C30000001.226.268.245.5130.0
    D. Stewart RF30000000.226.274.322.5960.0
    Total312321249-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Long (11), K. Seager (19), T. Lopes (7)
      • 3B - S. Long
      • RBI - J. Crawford (45)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Long (19), J. Crawford (32), A. Nola 2 (11), D. Santana (46)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Nunez (23)
      • HR - C. Davis (11)
      • RBI - R. Nunez (83), C. Davis (35)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Nunez (30), C. Davis (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto, J. Villar, D. Smith (36)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Long-Crawford-Moore)
      • E - K. Seager 2 (11)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Villar-Davis; Villar-Alberto-Davis)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales (L, 16-12)7.03222414.091.3214.0
      A. Warren1.00000000.000.863.0
      Total8.0322241---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzales (L, 16-12)7.0
      A. Warren1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Means (W, 11-11)7.07111403.541.1324.0
      R. Bleier (S, 4)2.00000105.541.3513.5
      Total9.0711150---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Means (W, 11-11)7.0
      R. Bleier (S, 4)2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 87-62, A. Warren 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 10-7, A. Warren 2-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 26, A. Warren 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Means 104-63, R. Bleier 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Means 7-8, R. Bleier 5-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Means 27, R. Bleier 6
      • 7TH INNING
        Davis homered to right center12
      • 1ST INNING
        Nunez doubled to deep right, Hays scored11
        Crawford singled to right center, Long scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Rio Ruiz at third base
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Seager grounded out to second
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Murphy grounded out to second
        • A. Nola: Nola grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Stevie Wilkerson in left field
        • Richard Bleier relieved John Means
        • S. Long: Long grounded out to second
        • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
        • K. Lewis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lewis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Art Warren relieved Marco Gonzales
        • D. Stewart: Foul, Foul, Foul, Stewart grounded out to second
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto safe at first on 3rd baseman Seager fielding error
        • A. Hays: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hays lined out to right
        • J. Villar: Villar lined out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Means Pitching:
        • A. Nola: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Nola lined out to left
        • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lopes singled to left center
        • D. Moore: Ball, Foul, Moore grounded out to catcher, Lopes to second
        • Domingo Santana hit for Braden Bishop
        • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Mallex Smith in center field
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Trumbo popped out to shortstop
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Davis homered to right center
        • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Wynns flied out to left
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Means Pitching:
        • K. Lewis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lewis grounded out to third
        • K. Seager: Ball, Seager grounded out to third
        • T. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy flied out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • A. Hays: Ball, Hays grounded out to third
        • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to third
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Nunez flied out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Means Pitching:
        • D. Moore: Moore fouled out to catcher
        • B. Bishop: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bishop struck out swinging
        • S. Long: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Long doubled to deep left
        • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Crawford flied out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
        • A. Wynns: Ball, Ball, Wynns flied out to right
        • D. Stewart: Stewart reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Davis out at second
        • H. Alberto: Alberto reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Stewart out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Means Pitching:
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked
        • A. Nola: Ball, Nola grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Murphy out at second
        • T. Lopes: Lopes flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Trumbo flied out to right
        • D. Smith: Foul, Smith grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Means Pitching:
        • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford lined out to second
        • K. Lewis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lewis singled to left
        • K. Seager: Seager grounded into double play shortstop to first, Lewis out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Alberto flied out to deep left
        • A. Hays: Strike looking, Foul, Hays flied out to left
        • J. Villar: Ball, Villar grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Means Pitching:
        • T. Lopes: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lopes doubled to left center
        • D. Moore: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
        • B. Bishop: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bishop fouled out to third
        • S. Long: Strike looking, Foul, Long grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • A. Wynns: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wynns safe at first on 3rd baseman Seager fielding error
        • D. Stewart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Stewart grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Wynns out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Means Pitching:
        • S. Long: Ball, Ball, Long tripled to deep center
        • J. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford singled to right center, Long scored
        • K. Lewis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Lewis fouled out to first
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Seager doubled to deep right, Crawford to third
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
        • A. Nola: Ball, Nola grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Gonzales Pitching:
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Alberto grounded out to third
        • A. Hays: Strike looking, Hays singled to left
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez doubled to deep right, Hays scored
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Trumbo walked
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)