Starting pitcher Scott Feldman, who was acquired just Tuesday from the Cubs in a trade that sent pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop to Chicago, made his Orioles debut tonight making him the 13th different starter the O’s have used this season. He pitched very well despite only earning a no decision pitching six innings giving up six hits, two runs, no walks and striking out six. This pitching perfomance was almost identical to Feldman’s last performance against the White Sox this season back on May 29th, the only difference was he had one more strikeout then tonight. Darren O’Day earned the win for the O’s as they defeat the White Sox by a final of 4-2.
The big star and hero on offense for the Baltimore tonight was definitely Chris Davis as he went 2 for 4 with a homer, a double and three RBI’s. He drove the go-ahead two-run double in the eighth to break the tie and put the O’s up 4-2, the O’s are now 19-10 whenever Davis homers. Orioles Adam Jones also added an RBI double, he and Nick Markakis both had multi-hit games, Markakis has had multi-hit games in three of his last four games.
White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago didn’t make this game for the Orioles easy to win. Santiago earned a no decision as well but pitched seven innings only giving up five hits, two runs, two walks and striking out a whopping nine Oriole batters. In a way this is not surprising due to the fact that before this game only five Orioles on the current roster had faced Santiago at-least once (combind eight at-bats).
The Birds and Chi-Sox close out this series tomorrow in a day game at U.S. Cellular Field at 2:10 pm. Probable starters will be Zach Britton (BAL 2-2 4.50) vs. Jose Quintana (CHW 3-2 3.97).
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Written by Brendan Keelan
Former High School and College athlete (football, Wesley College).