Baltimore 4, Chi. White Sox 3

Date - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Hal Gibson III, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 15137

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 73-52 34-26 39-26 W4
Chi. White Sox 59-68 31-32 28-36 L3

Recap


Orioles 4, White Sox 3: Nelson Cruz slammed a two-run homer and Steve Pearce and Adam Jones added solo shots as visiting Baltimore completed a three-game series sweep.

Jones collected three hits and scored two runs to help the Orioles extend their winning streak to four and open a nine-game lead atop the American League East. Wei-Yin Chen (13-4) permitted three runs on six hits while striking out seven over 7 1/3 innings and Zach Britton registered his 27th save as Baltimore improved to a major league-best 31-13 since June 30.

Avisail Garcia hammered a two-run homer and drove in all three runs for Chicago, which dropped a season-worst nine games below .500 with its 12th defeat in 17 games. Hector Noesi (7-9) took the loss despite striking out a season-high eight, giving up four runs and seven hits over seven innings.

Garcia lined a homer into the bullpen in left in the first inning, but the Orioles answered with three runs in the fourth on a leadoff homer by Pearce and a two-run shot by Cruz, his major league-leading 33rd of the year. Jones extended the lead to 4-2 with his 24th homer leading off the sixth.

A sacrifice fly by Garcia plated Alexei Ramirez in the sixth to cut the deficit to 4-3 and the White Sox mounted a threat in the eighth with a pair of one-out singles by Ramirez and Alejandro De Aza to chase Chen. Darren O'Day came on and escaped the jam by striking out Jose Abreu and Garcia.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cruz matched his career-best home run total set in 2009 with Texas. ... Garcia, who was sidelined more than four months with a torn labrum in his shoulder, hit his third homer of the season and first since April 8. ... Baltimore heads across town to open a three-game interleague series against the Cubs on Friday night while the White Sox visit the New York Yankees on Friday for the opener of a three-game set.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Chi. White Sox
Wei-Yin Chen Player Hector Noesi
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 8
6 Hits 7
3.68 ERA 5.14
Hitting
Baltimore   Chi. White Sox
Adam Jones Player Alexei Ramirez
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 8 3 18 .235 6 9 4 0 0 0
Chi. White Sox 6 1 11 .188 9 10 3 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The White Sox have a W/L % of .424 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Orioles have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .679 after a loss.