In the first major league game since 1925 in which both teams put a position player on the mound, Baltimore designated hitter Chris Davis overcame an awful day at the plate by pitching two scoreless innings and getting the win as the Orioles outlasted Boston 9-6 Sunday in 17 innings.
Davis went 0 for 8, striking out five times and grounding into a double play. But in a season full of surprises for the Orioles, a first baseman by trade delivered the biggest one yet in a crazy game at Fenway Park.
Adam Jones hit a three-run homer in the top of the 17th off Darnell McDonald, an outfielder the Red Sox turned to once their bullpen was empty.
Boston then got two runners on to start the 17th against Davis (1-0), making his pro pitching debut. With a fastball in the mid 80s mph, he struck out All-Star slugger Adrian Gonzalez and got McDonald to ground into a double play to end a game that 6 hours, 7 minutes.
The last time two teams brought in position players to pitch in the same game w...