Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox: 3 players to watch

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BOSTON, MA – MAY 19: Chance Sisco #15 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Chris Davis #19 after scoring in the third inning at Fenway Park on May 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Orioles are 1-15 over their last 16 road games. Can they turn things around against the Chicago White Sox?

With a 1-15 record over their last 16 road games, the Baltimore Orioles would love to return to Camden Yards this week. Instead, they’re headed to the Windy City for a four-game showdown with the Chicago White Sox.

It’s hard to feel any optimism about the Birds at the moment, but at least the White Sox also boast one of the worst records in the league — at 13-30, no team has won less. Their ERA is higher than Baltimore’s, and they’ve somehow managed to score fewer runs per game. If the Orioles are going to start producing outside of Maryland, this is the week to do it.

That’s easier said than done, though. The Orioles were blanked in their last game, falling to the Red Sox 5-0. They picked up 13 hits but stranded 14 baserunners, a woeful performance that might as well have been a microcosm for their entire season.

To make matters worse, the White Sox have won three of their last four games, so the momentum will actually be on their side. The Birds’ struggles may be old news, but sometimes you just have to sit back and shake your head at how far they’ve fallen.

Tonight’s game will get underway at 8:10 p.m. ET. The four-game slate will continue until Thursday, when the two sides will play an afternoon contest before the Birds leave for Tampa. Until then, here are three players who could tilt the balance of the series.