Originally written May 06, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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BOSTON - That wasn't first baseman/DH Chris Davis who had ice packs on his right shoulder and elbow after Sunday's game. It was winning pitcher Chris Davis who had the ice on. Davis, who had a miserable day at the plate that almost got him into the record books for strikeouts, outpitched Red Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald to pick up the first win by an American League position player in 44 years. It enabled the Orioles to complete their first three-game sweep of the Red Sox in Fenway Park in 18 years with a 9-6, 17-inning triumph. The victory, powered by Adam Jones' three-run homer off McDonald, also pushed the Orioles, who haven't had a winning season since 1997, into first place in the AL East, at 19-9. They are 10 games over .500 for the first time since 2005. Davis struck out his first five times up and then, when another K would have tied the big league record for an extra-inning game, he grounded into a double play and later grounded out. That occurre...
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