Orioles vs. White Sox doubleheader recap: 5/1/19
The Baltimore Orioles came out sluggish in game one of today’s doubleheader with David Hess taking the mound.
Hess wished for better luck today, where he gave up four runs and only one of them was earned. This gave the Orioles a 4-0 deficit heading into the fourth inning. Hess completed 4.1 innings, giving up four hits.
The Orioles offense would come alive in the fourth inning though, getting back three runs. The scoring started with a wild pitch that brought Dwight Smith Jr. home, followed by a RBI groundout by Stevie Wilkerson, and finally a RBI double off the bat of Richie Martin. Martin also had a triple later in the game.
Smith Jr. would tie it in the seventh at 4-4 with a RBI single. Then in the eighth, Jonathan Villar would tack on the winning run on a sac fly.
Mychal Given recorded the save (2) in game one, while Branden Kline recorded his first win (1-0).
The Orioles picked up in game two where they left off in game one, when Dwight Smith Jr. earned his ninth RBI on a single to give the O’s a first inning 1-0 lead.
Andrew Cashner got the start in the second game, and while he struck out eight batters, it was a tough outing. He surrendered five runs in four innings, giving up six hits. One run of the five was unearned.
The White Sox momentarily took a 2-1 lead in the third following a Homerun by Jose Abreu, but Stevie Wilkerson answered in big fashion, blasting a three run homer to take a 4-2 lead in the top of the fourth. In the home half of the fourth, Jose Abreu struck again, adding three more RBIs off a single to take a 5-4 lead over the Os.
Anthony Santander made the most of his opportunity today, smashing a huge game tying Homerun in the sixth inning.
Gabriel Ynoa pitched a beautiful three innings in relief of Andrew Cashner tonight, allowing only one hit and striking out five of the last six hitters he faced.
The Orioles would take the lead in the seventh, when a throwing error was charged on White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson throwing to first attempting to turn a double play. Dwight Smiths slide altered Anderson’s throw just enough to go past the first baseman, allowing Rio Ruiz to score from third.
The White Sox came back in the bottom of the ninth, loading the bases with two outs on Miguel Castro. Yonder Alonso would single in two runs, ending the game in walk off fashion.
Evan Phillips recorded the loss (0-1) in game two today.