Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu hits a sacrifice ground ball in the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, June 23, 2014, in Baltimore. Adam Eaton scored on the play. (Photo: AP)
BALTIMORE (AP) - Chris Davis interrupted his frustrating season with a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
Davis was excluded from the starting lineup after batting just .130 in his previous 14 starts. Called upon by manager Buck Showalter with runners on first and second and one out in the ninth, Davis launched a 3-2 pitch from Ronald Belisario (3-4) into the seats in right field.
Davis, who led the majors in home runs and RBIs last year, started the game in the dugout with a .216 batting average and 78 strikeouts in 218 at-bats.
Adam Jones and Caleb Joseph also homered for the Orioles, who trailed 4-2 in the eighth before rallying to hand the White Sox their fifth straight defeat.
Brad Brach (1-0) pitched two hitless innings for Baltimore.