The new regime of the Orioles inherited a costly problem in slumping slugger Chris Davis, who's working with a $161 million contract yet can't buy a hit.

After batting .168 last year, Davis opened this season going 0 for 17 with 11 strikeouts. Combined with an 0-for-21 finish in 2018, he's looking for his first hit since Sept. 14.

Orioles fans have run out of patience waiting for Davis to get into a groove. Many in the sellout crowd at Thursday's home opener booed him during each at-bat, then cheered when he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.