Davis backs Additon; Baysox even Finals

Orioles prospect drives in three runs in Game 2 of best-of-5 series

Glynn Davis is batting .250 with five RBIs and five runs scored in five playoff games. (Kevin Pataky/MiLB.com)

By Danny Wild and Robert Emrich / MiLB.com | September 16, 2015 11:52 PM

After falling flat in the series opener, Glynn Davis made sure Bowie's offense came to life on Wednesday.

Davis drove in three runs and Nick Additon went seven innings for his second playoff win as the Baysox cruised past Reading, 10-3, at FirstEnergy Stadium to even the best-of-5 Eastern League Championship Series at 1-1.

"I thought it was big for us to score early," Davis said.

The 23-year-old outfielder made his only hit of the night count, ripping a two-run triple in the third inning as the Baysox built an 8-2 edge. The Baltimore native also walked and lifted a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

"I was trying to not do too much tonight, looking to put the ball into play and do what I do," Davis said. "It was early and last night we didn't score many runs, but tonight we set the tone early." 

Additon (2-0) held the Fightin Phils to three runs -- two earned -- on four hits without a walk while striking out two. Ashur Tolliver, Jason Stoffel and Gene Escat combined to record the final six outs for Bowie, which hosts Game 3 on Thursday.

Davis, who was ranked as the Orioles' No. 10 prospect as recently as 2013, stressed the Baysox's plan to come out firing and square the series after dropping Game 1, 3-1.

"We came out and knew we needed to get homefield advantage going back home," Davis said. "We came out there loose and set the tone early. Told them we were going to be putting runs on the board tonight."

Garabez Rosa went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, Quincy Latimore doubled and knocked in a run and Orioles No. 13 prospect Mike Yastrzemski added a triple, an RBI and two runs scored.

"He's a top-of-the-lineup kind of guy that can set the tone for us," Davis said of Yastrzemski. "When he gets on base and is doing good things for us, it helps us out."

Andrew Knapp homered off Additon in the fourth for Reading, while Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford doubled, singled and drove in a run. Fightins starter Ethan Martin (0-1) surrendered five runs on four hits and five walks over 2 1/3 innings before Joely Rodriguez was tagged for three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and three walks across 1 1/3 frames.

"We wanted to win both games, but it's definitely huge to get a win on the road instead of going down 0-2," said Davis, who hit .268 with two homers, 36 RBIs and 22 stolen bases in 96 regular-season games. "It feels good that we're not down two games and the series is now three games, and we're going to come out and play our best baseball."

Bowie will send 23-year-old lefty Chris Lee to the mound in Game 3 opposite Phillies No. 3 prospect Jake Thompson at Prince George's Stadium.

Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com. Robert Emrich contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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