Orioles Pick Up a Win vs. White Sox in Series Opener (8/23/22)

The Orioles defeated a Cy Young favorite Tuesday night.

The Orioles came off of an off day after winning the Little League Classic to pick up another win against a fellow wild card contender, the Chicago White Sox.

The Orioles starting lineup:

  1. C. Mullins CF, 2. A. Rutschman C, 3. A. Santander DH, 4. R. Mountcastle 1B, 5. T. Vavra 2B, 6. K. Stowers RF, 7. A. Hays LF, 8. R. Odor 3B, 9. J. Mateo SS

Austin Voth (3-1, 4.86 ERA, 62 K) got the start on the mound for Baltimore.

The White Sox starting lineup:

  1. AJ. Pollock LF, 2. L. Robert CF, 3. E. Jimenez DH, 4. J. Abreu 1B, 5. Y. Moncada 3B, 6. G. Sheets RF, 7. E. Andrus SS, 8. J. Harrison 2B, 9. S. Zavala C

The starting pitcher for Chicago was Dylan Cease (12-5, 2.09 ERA, 178 K)

Eloy Jiminez started the game off with a 2-run 390-foot home run (7) to give the White Sox a 2-0 lead.

The Orioles wasted no time in blasting back as Ryan Mountcastle hit a 420-foot 3-run home run (18) to give the O’s a 3-2 lead in the 1st inning.  Both starters settled down after that.

Bryan Baker (4.01 ERA) came in for Baltimore in the 6th.  Voth fell one out short of tying his season high in innings pitched.

Anthony Santander hit a single to score Cedric Mullins to extend the O’s lead to 4-2.  That insurance run proved critical as the game went by.

Reynaldo Lopez (3.19 ERA) came in for the White Sox in the 6th.

Dillon Tate (2.48 ERA) relieved Baker in the 7th.

Cionel Perez (1.67 ERA) entered in for the O’s with a runner on.  Andrew Vaughn hit a single and scored Luis Robert to cut the Orioles’ lead in half to 4-3.

Jake Diekman (4.17 ERA) came in for the White Sox in the 7th.

Jimmy Lambert (2.76 ERA) stepped on the mound with a runner on.

Jorge Mateo hit a single to score Austin Hays to give the O’s a 5-3 lead.

Joey Krehbiel (3.00 ERA) came in to pitch in the 8th for Baltimore.

Felix Bautista (1.73 ERA) came in for the Orioles in the 8th and went on to close out the game.

Tanner Banks (3.16 ERA) came in for Chicago in the 8th.  The final was 5-3.

The Orioles and White Sox face off again tomorrow, Wednesday, August 24th at 7:05 PM.