Live Thread: White Sox at Orioles 5/1
BALTIMORE – The Chicago White Sox (17-8), and the Baltimore Orioles (14-9) will play the finale of their four game series this afternoon, in a getaway day before the White Sox return home to take on the Boston Red Sox this week.
The Orioles took the first two games of the series as the Sox, allowed some uncharacteristic errors allowing the O’s to extend innings and their big hitters made the White Sox pay for it.
Last night the Mat Latos was deemed human for the first time this season as he allowed four runs, on 11 hits over five innings pitched. But the White Sox scraped back late, as has been the story line this year.
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Jose Abreu tied the game late with an RBI single, before Todd Frazier belted his seventh home run of the season, this one of the two run fashion giving the White Sox a 7-5 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning. The Orioles tied the game in their half of the eighth, and closer Zach Britton looked un-hittable to the first two batters of the inning. That was until Adam Eaton caught him off guard with a two out drag bunt, forcing Briton to field the ball. Eaton was safe, and Britton came up limping after the play and would leave the game. Jose Abreu eventually plated Eaton on another RBI single. The White Sox would hold on for the 8-7 victory, their 17th of the season, matching a franchise best for April.
The White Sox will send Chris Sale to the rubber this afternoon, in search of his sixth consecutive victory to open the season. He will be opposed by once dominant, Ubaldo Jimenez who now sports a 1-2 record with an ERA of 3.91 on the campaign. Check out the lineup for today’s game below, and as always follow along and chat with our writers in the comments section below the article.
- Adam Eaton – RF
- Carlos Sanchez – SS
- Jose Abreu – 1B
- Todd Frazier – 3B
- Melky Cabrera – LF
- Brett Lawrie – 2B
- Jerry Sands – DH
- Dioner Navarro – C
- Austin Jackson – CF