BALTIMORE – The White Sox six-game winning streak ended Thursday night in Baltimore, as John Danks picked up another loss (0-4) in a lopsided loss to the Baltimore Orioles. With no real option in the 5th starter spot, I am wondering if the Sox will try to steal a win here and there with Erik Johnson until the trade deadline rolls around.
1st inning (Top): After both Adam Eaton and Jimmy Rollins opened the game with outs, Jose Abreu reached on an infield single. Todd Frazier then took Orioles starter Tyler Wilson deep to left field for a two-run home run, putting the Sox on top in the 1st inning, which has been a rarity this season. 2-0 Sox lead headed to the bottom of the 1st
1st inning (Bottom): Joey Rickard led off the inning with a groundout, however Manny Machado and Chris Davis followed up by reaching base. John Danks was able to strike out Mark Trumbo, leaving the situation up to Adam Jones. Jones doubled to center, scoring Machado, however Jimmy Rollins threw out Davis on the relay at home plate. 2-1 Sox headed to the 2nd inning.
3rd inning (Bottom): Caleb Joseph walked to begin the inning, and was forced at second on a ground ball by Joey Rickard. With Rickard on first, Manny Machado doubled into the right field corner, scoring Rickard. Chris Davis followed that up with a home run, scoring both him and Machado. Mark Trumbo then stepped to the plate, who hit another home run. Two other hitters would reach, however neither would score. 5-2 Sox headed to the 4th inning.
6th inning (Bottom): With John Danks at the end of his rope, J.J. Hardy led of the inning with a double to left. Danks was pulled in favor of Jake Petricka, who would not fare well. Nolan Reimold hit a ground ball to Brett Lawrie, who was unable to make the play (ruled error), which scored Hardy from second. After Jonathan Schoop on an infield single, Caleb Joseph flied out to right. Both Reimold and Schoop advanced one base on a wild pitch by Petricka, and the bases were then loaded on a Rickard walk. Manny Machado put the game out of reach of the Sox with a grand slam, giving the Orioles a 10-2 lead. That would be the final score of the ballgame.
Both Tyler Wilson and Mychal Givens avoided letting the Sox back into the game in the top of the 5th inning (5-2 Baltimore lead at the time). Wilson retired both Hector Sanchez and Austin Jackson to lead off the inning, however both Eaton and Rollins reached with two outs. Givens relieved Wilson to face Abreu, whom he walked. With two outs and the bases loaded, Givens was able to strike out Frazier to end the inning.
Adam Eaton: 2-4 HBP
Jose Abreu: 2-3, BB, R
Todd Frazier: 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
Manny Machado had both an RBI double and a grand slam for the Orioles tonight, giving him half of the team’s RBI total. Machado also scored three runs, making him the player of the game.
Friday 6:05 PM: Chicago White Sox (16-7) vs Baltimore Orioles (13-8)
Broadcast Info: TV:CSN/Radio:WLS:890 AM