SEATTLE – Facing Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who is on a historic run of dominating hitters, wasn’t fun for Chris Davis early.
The Orioles first baseman struck out in his first two at-bats against Hernandez and was hitless in three plate appearances against him Friday night.
“At times it felt like he was just kind of playing around out there,” Davis said. “That’s how he’s been all year. He’s at the top of his game right now. There’s, in my mind, not a better pitcher in the league at this point.”
But the Orioles knew that if they could keep the game close against Hernandez, they...