American League Game Summary - Baltimore at Chicago|
(Wednesday, July 3rd)
Final Score: Baltimore 4, Chicago 2
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chris Davis finished 2-for-4 with three RBI, a
solo home run and a tie-breaking two-run double in the eighth inning to push
the Baltimore Orioles past the Chicago White Sox, 4-2, in the middle contest
of a three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.
Nick Markakis singled off Matt Lindstrom (2-3) to begin the eighth inning,
Following a Manny Machado strikeout, Adam Jones singled to left to chase
Lindstrom from the mound. Davis delivered the go-ahead hit to the right
field corner off Matt Thornton to give the O's a 4-2 lead.
Jones drove in the other run for the Orioles, who got back on track after
having a four-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday.
Darren O'Day (4-0) threw a scoreless seventh inning to earn the win and Jim
Johnson collected his 29th save of the year after a shaky ninth, bringing the
potential game-winning run to the plate.
Gordon Beckham had two hits, one being a solo homer, while Adam Dunn
contributed an RBI for the White Sox, who have lost six of their last seven
Scott Feldman, who was acquired on Tuesday, had a solid Baltimore debut. He
surrendered two runs on six hits while fanning six in six frames.
"It's been a whirlwind the last two days," Orioles manager Buck Showalter
said. "I just didn't want him to sit around seven or eight days between
starts. You could see in his eyes he had a little more confidence as the game
White Sox starter Hector Santiago had in impressive outing as well. He pitched
seven innings, yielding two runs on five hits with nine strikeouts.
The O's put runners on the corners to begin the first with a Markakis walk and
a Machado single to center. Jones followed with a single to left to score
Markakis. Santiago was able to get the next three batters out to minimize the
Chicago answered in the home half after Alex Rios singled and stole second,
Dunn connected on a two-out double to tie the game. With runners on the
corners, Feldman struck out Conor Gillaspie to end the inning.
"I felt like he did a pretty good job of just mixing pitches in and out,
cutters, sinkers," Beckham said of Feldman. "When you have that combination
it's never easy."
Davis crushed his league-leading 32nd home run on the first pitch of the
fourth inning over the left-field wall to make it 2-1.
Beckham hit his first home run of the year to start the fifth to tie the game.
The White Sox placed pitcher Jesse Crain and first baseman Paul Konerko
on the 15-day disabled list ... Baltimore optioned infielder Danny Valencia to
Triple-A Norfolk ... Patrick Sharp and Brandon Bollig of the Blackhawks were
on the field with the Stanley Cup for a pre-game ceremony ... The Orioles have
the most road wins in MLB (69) since the start of 2012 ... Chicago's Alexei
Ramirez is the only player in the major-leagues this season who has played
every inning ... Each team went 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
07/04 00:37:18 ET