Davis struck again roughly a week later, this time at Fenway Park.
One day after Davis overcame a horrible heckler to drive in the game-winning run against the Red Sox, this slugger came up big for the O's, albeit in the strangest way.
In what can best described as a wild affair, the Orioles and Red Sox traded barbs in one marathon of a ballgame.
By the top of the 16th inning, the Orioles had exhausted all their hurlers. With the game tied 6-6, Boston fans celebrated seemingly certain victory, as Chris Davis took to the mound for the Orioles.
However, much to the surprise of the Red Sox, Davis pitched through his first inning like a wily veteran.
This was not to say things did not get hairy for the Birds. With two outs, Orioles third baseman Wilson Betemit committed an error on a sharp ground ball hit by Marlon Byrd. Then Red Sox shortstop Aviles smacked a double off the left-center field wall, sending Byrd rounding third.
Fortunately for the Orioles, center fielder Jones fired a perfect relay to Hardy, who then fired a perfect strike to Wieters. In a mild collision at home plate, Wieters tagged Byrd for the third and final out.
In the bottom of the 16th inning, Boston (also out of pitchers) sent outfielder Darnell McDonald to the hill. This proved to be Boston’s demise, for Jones soon delivered a three-run home run over the Green Monster.
With a 9-6 lead, Baltimore's Davis returned to the mound to pitch the bottom of the 17th inning. While Boston threatened, Davis dug deep. After giving up a single and a walk, Davis struck out Adrian Gonzalez before getting McDonald to ground into a game-ending double play.
With the win, the Orioles swept the Red Sox and moved into first place in the AL East. The Orioles, who had won five of six games on this road trip, moved to 19-8, which was the team’s best start since 1968.