Chicago White Sox (59-89, fourth in AL Central) vs. Baltimore Orioles (42-106, fifth in AL East)
Baltimore; Sunday, 1:05 p.m. Eastern
PROBABLE PITCHERS: White Sox: Lucas Giolito (10-10, 5.76 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 117 strikeouts) Orioles: David Hess (3-10, 5.17 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 58 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago can secure a series sweep over Baltimore with a win. The Orioles are 2-8 in their last 10 games. Baltimore’s lineup has 175 home runs this season, led by Trey Mancini’s mark of 23. The White Sox have gone 14-15 in Giolito’s starts. Chicago’s lineup is slugging .407 on the season, Jose Abreu leads the team with a mark of .476. The White Sox won 2-0 in Saturday’s meeting, Reynaldo Lopez earned his sixth win of the year.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tim Anderson is hitting .247 with 131 hits and 19 home runs in 143 games this year for the White Sox. Avisail Garcia has four home runs and 10 RBIs while slugging .714 over his past 10 games for Chicago. Adam Jones has 14 home runs and 56 RBIs this year for the Orioles. Jonathan Villar has 11 hits and is batting .297 over his past 10 games for Baltimore.
LAST 10 GAMES: White Sox: 3-7, .208 batting average, 4.70 ERA, outscored by 24 runs. Orioles: 2-8, .243 batting average, 6.17 ERA, outscored by 36 runs.
ORIOLES INJURIES: The Baltimore Orioles placed DH Mark Trumbo on the 60-day disabled list with right knee inflammation on Monday, Aug. 20. The Orioles placed RHP Pedro Araujo on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain on Tuesday.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.
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