Davis powers Orioles past White Sox


Scott Feldman works in his first start with the Orioles since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs. He yielded two runs over six innings but got no decision in a 4-2 win over the White Sox. (Paul Beaty/Associated Press)

Chris Davis drove in three runs and hit his major league-leading 32nd homer of the season to pace the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

Davis, who hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, has 83 RBI, just two shy of his career high set last year.

The game marked the Baltimore debut of right-hander Scott Feldman, recently acquired from the Chicago Cubs. He yielded two runs on six hits over six innings with six strikeouts and no walks, leaving with the score tied at 2.

With the game still tied in the top of the eighth, Nick Markakis and Adam Jones singled off former Oriole Matt Lindstrom (2-3), then Davis pulled a first-pitch slider from Matt Thornton for a double down the right-field line to score both runners.

Davis gave Baltimore a 2-1 lead with his homer in the fourth inning on a first-pitch fastball that he hit off the end of his bat and sent the opposite way, just over the fence in left.

The Orioles took a 1-0 lead against White Sox starter Hector Santiago just three batters into the game on a run-scoring single by Jones

Chicago tied it in the bottom half of the first when Feldman allowed a two-out single to Alex Rios and then an RBI double into the right-center field gap to Adam Dunn.

Darren O’Day (4-0) won in relief, and Jim Johnson closed for his 29th save of the season.

With the victory, the Orioles (48-37) are a season-high 11 games over .500 for the third time this season. The Orioles’ 23 road wins are second most in the American League, one behind the Rangers’ 24.

— Baltimore Sun

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