Baltimore 6, Chi. White Sox 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jordan Baker, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 12841

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Baltimore 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 6 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 71-57 38-26 33-31 L2
Baltimore 71-57 36-29 35-28 W4

Recap

Orioles 6, White Sox 0: Chris Tillman allowed one hit in seven dominant innings and Nick Markakis drove in three as host Baltimore continued to roll.

Tillman (7-2) had his scheduled start on Sunday rained out but did not appear rusty, striking out five and issuing four walks. The 24-year old right-hander did not allow a hit until Dayan Viciedo’s single leading off the fifth and retired the last nine batters he faced.

Lew Ford and Adam Jones each added solo home runs for the Orioles, who have won four straight and seven of nine to grab a share of the wild card lead in the American League.

Cy Young Award candidate Chris Sale (15-5) could not match his counterpart and was lifted after four innings, having surrendered four runs on six hits while walking three and striking out five.

Sale struck out the first two batters in the second inning before running into trouble. Nate McLouth singled and Sale walked the next two batters in front of Markakis, who gave Tillman all the support he would need with a bases-clearing double into the right-center field gap.

Ford, who had not homered since 2007 when he went deep in the series opener on Monday, made it homers in back-to-back games for the first time since 2005 in the third when he ripped a line drive into the third row in left.

The White Sox, who entered the day with a two-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central, have lost two straight following a six-game winning streak.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago placed RHP Gavin Floyd (elbow) on the 15-day DL and recalled RHP Dylan Axelrod, who will make the start on Wednesday. … The Orioles, who added one veteran LHP in Joe Saunders over the weekend, are reportedly close to grabbing one more. The team is expected to close a deal for Randy Wolf soon. Wolf, who is 3-10 with a 5.69 ERA with the Milwaukee Brewers this season, could be used out of the Baltimore bullpen. … Jones’ home run in the sixth was his 25th of the season, matching a career high set in 2011.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Baltimore
Chris Sale Player Chris Tillman
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 1
9.00 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Baltimore
Adam Dunn Player Nate McLouth
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
.333 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 2 0 2 .071 13 7 0 4 0 1
Baltimore 11 2 19 .344 10 7 6 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Orioles have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .534 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The White Sox have a W/L % of .592 after a win and .518 after a loss.