Chris Davis

Orioles slugger Chris Davis says ninth-inning bunt attempt 'was my best shot'

Orioles slugger Chris Davis says ninth-inning bunt attempt 'was my best shot'

With five runs in the ninth inning Friday night, the Orioles cut the Houston Astros’ lead to just one run, quickly making an early rout into a winnable game with two of their top sluggers due up.

But the Orioles’ 8-7 loss to the Astros ended with Mark Trumbo’s strikeout after first baseman Chris Davis opted to bunt for a base hit against the shift rather than take his shot at the seats — an unconventional move that left most scratching their heads.

The Astros bullpen was reeling, just about ready to blow a six-run lead given to it by right-handed starter Mike Fiers, and the Orioles quick-strike rally was fueled by three extra-base hits — back-to-back doubles by pinch hitter...

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