BALTIMORE (WMAR) — An Orioles player entered Major League Baseball's record books on Monday evening, but not for the reason you may think.
First baseman Chris Davis broke the all time hitless streak record with 47-consecutive plate appearances without a hit, surpassing former Giants and Dodgers infielder Eugenio Velez, who held the record of 46 since 2011.
Davis set the mark in the fifth inning at Camden Yards, when he lined out to left field against Oakland Athletics pitcher, Yusmeiro Petit. For the night, Davis went 0-for-5.
The hitless streak dates back to September 14, of last season when Davis got his last hit against James Shields of the White Sox.
Thus far in 2019, Davis is 0-for-28.
Following this season, Davis has three-years and more than $90 million remaining on his seven-year, $161 million contract that he signed with Baltimore prior to the 2016 season.