Video: Chris Davis nails game-winning homer, helps Orioles to record start

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For the first time in team history, the Orioles have begun a season 6-0, and they can thank Chris Davis.

The Orioles went into the top of the ninth inning at Fenway Park tied 6-6 with the Red Sox and had the unenviable task of facing¬†closer Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel, however, was having trouble finding the strike zone as he walked two batters while getting two outs. He went ahead 0-1 to Davis, but left a 97 MPH fastball over the plate and Davis demolished it to straightaway center field, 449 feet away, to put the O’s up 9-6.

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The Red Sox didn’t go down quietly, as Mookie Betts led off the bottom of the ninth with a solo home run off of closer Zach Britton, but it wasn’t enough and the Orioles won 9-7.