Orioles first baseman Chris Davis went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Delmarva Shorebirds' 9-2 loss to the Lexington Legends in a Low-A South Atlantic League game Wednesday night.
He batted second in the order and lasted six pitches in his first at-bat before striking out with the Shorebirds trailing 2-0 in the first inning. He grounded out in his next three plate appearances, including hitting into a double play.
Monday, Davis went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk in the Frederick Keys' 10-7 loss to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in a High-A Carolina League game.
Davis suffered a right oblique strain June 12 in Chicago against the White Sox. He is expected to return to the Orioles' lineup Friday night against the Chicago Cubs at Camden Yards..
Pasadena fighter headlinesbouts in Glen Burnie
Baltimore Pro Boxing will honor the late Murray Smith Sr. at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie tonight. Jesse Nicklow (26-8-3, 8 KOs) of Pasadena will headline the show against Sherman Artis in an eight-round super middleweight fight. Also on the card is a middleweight bout between Donald Wallace (2-0-1, 1 KO) and Shane Peterson (2-1, 2 KOs). The event also features bantamweight Alexandru Marin (13-0, 9 KOs) junior welterweight Dravontay Speed Rawls (8-0-1, 6 KOs) and junior lightweight Ernest Hall (2-0, 1 KO). Amateur bouts showcase Brian Haenschlager, Clayton Frazier and Deshawn Chase. The father of Baltimore Boxing owner Jake Smith, Murray Smith Sr. was a lifelong fixture in Baltimore and promoted various events. He died in 2013 after battling melanoma. Tickets are $45 for general admission, $65 for ringside, $100 for individual VIP seats and $1,000 for VIP tables of 10. Go to Baltimoreboxing.com or call 410-375-9175. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the opening bell will sound at 8:30.
Golf: Brad Miller, a mini-tour professional from Timonium, converted a two-putt birdie on the final hole to capture the 96th Maryland Open championship at Woodholme Country Club, as he edged amateur Patrick McCormick, playing from Baltimore CC, by a stroke. Miller, who held off pursuers by birdieing all three of the last-nine par-5s, finished with a par round of 72 for a 54-hole total of 208, followed by McCormick, who challenged with four back-nine birdies and ended with 68-209. Amateur Lee Detmer of Chevy Chase was third, matching McCormick for the day's low round, as he birdied the last two holes to close with 68-210. The event was sponsored and conducted by the Maryland State Golf Association.
Wizards: The Washington Wizards signed free agent shooting guard Jodie Meeks, who spent last season with the Orlando Magic and averaged 9.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists.