The White Sox have a must-win series vs Baltimore Orioles

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 12: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox runs after batting against the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field on October 12, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Astros defeated the White Sox 10-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 12: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox runs after batting against the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field on October 12, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Astros defeated the White Sox 10-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox were able to win their last series over the Toronto Blue Jays but could not get the sweep. They fell a bit short in the third game and lost thanks to a slow offense and some bad pitching by Lucas Giolito.

The sweep would have given them a lot of confidence heading into the upcoming four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles but now they will have to make do with trying to come up with some momentum out of the series win they just earned.

Will that be enough or will the loss at the end of the Toronto series drag them down and take away any good feelings and momentum that they may have earned going into the series? We are about to find out.

The White Sox will host this four-game set and hope to get something going at home where they haven’t had a lot of success winning games.

The Chicago White Sox needs to win a big series over the Baltimore Orioles.

Hopefully, they can turn that around with this series. The Orioles are currently sitting at 31-39 while the White Sox have a record of 33-34. They are sitting just below .500 after making it to .500 on Tuesday night before losing on Wednesday.

This is a series that the White Sox should be able to sweep or at least win. Maybe give them one loss out of the four games but it would be nice to take at least three of four from Baltimore.

As long as the White Sox are able to get the offense going and not allow their pitching to get the best of them as it did in their final game against the Blue Jays, the White Sox should do just fine.

One thing that is a little worrisome is the rash of injuries that appear to have been suffered in the last game against the Blue Jays.

Already, it is not known just how long Danny Mendick will be out. Jose Abreu has been suffering from a leg issue and Adam Engel went out Wednesday with some hamstring soreness.

The White Sox clubhouse is starting to look more like a M.A.S.H. unit than a place for players to prepare for games. With that, there is not a lot that can be counted on until we hear about some of these injuries. There might be some very exciting help on the way.

So why is this series so important to the White Sox? They are trying to keep pace with the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Guardians for the lead in the AL Central. They need every single win that they can get to do that.

They are four and a half games back of Cleveland who leads the AL Central by one game over the Twins. A sweep, or at least winning three of the four games, would go a long way toward getting the Sox into the AL Central lead or at least keeping pace with their opponents.

This series is also going to be important because it will show if the White Sox are capable of beating some of the weaker teams in the American League.

They should be able to win a series over Baltimore but the Sox have struggled this season. It’s important that they beat them to prove that they are able to beat what should be less difficult opponents.

Keep an eye on this series for the White Sox. Winning three of four is a must but sweeping the series would be all the better and would help keep them in the running for the AL Central title.

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