White Sox lose third consecutive series with loss to Orioles on Sunday. White Sox used bullpen to cover game as James Shields is unable to last two innings against Baltimore.
The White Sox needed a strong outing from James Shields on Sunday against the Orioles, as the team was looking to win its first three game series of the second half. Instead, Shields returned to the form he displayed when he arrived to the White Sox in June.
The veteran pitcher lasted just 1.1 innings against the Orioles as he was shelled for eight earned runs. The Orioles won their series against the White Sox two games to one with a 10-2 victory on Sunday. The White Sox haven’t won a series of three games or more since winning two games over the Yankees in a three game series in early July.
The White Sox will embark on a ten game road trip beginning with a three game series against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. With another series loss, the White Sox will face an uphill battle in their quest for a series victory. Although the Royals are in fourth place in AL Central, the White Sox have struggled this season with division games. The White Sox will also face the Miami Marlins and Cleveland Indians on their road trip, two teams that are above .500.
With the White Sox losing their series against the Orioles, there were some takeaways from the series for the team. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the White Sox series loss to the Orioles.