O’s bats come alive in 9-1 win over White Sox
Baltimore — Just one day after being blown out at home by the Chicago White Sox, the Baltimore Orioles returned the favor, beating the Pale Hose 9-1 Tuesday evening.
Having taken a 1-0 lead on a White Sox throwing error in the second inning, Baltimore played long ball in their half of the third.
Designated hitter, Renato Nunez, hit a towering one-out solo home run to left off White Sox starter Ivan Nova (L, 0-3).
Three batters later, first baseman, Chris Davis, made the score 4-0 on his first home run of the season at home, sending a two-run shot to left-center.
Smith’s homer gave Baltimore a 7-0 lead, driving in right fielder Trey Mancini and second baseman Jonathan Villar.
Unfortunately for Chicago, the Orioles were not done. In the bottom of the fourth, left fielder, Dwight Smith, Jr., hit a towering home run of his own, this time to the flag court in right field.
A two-out walk by third baseman, Rio Ruiz, was followed by a home run off the bat of center fielder, Joey Rickard, which just cleared the fence in left.
Nova was completely ineffective, allowing nine runs on eleven hits in just four innings of work.
By contrast, Orioles starter Andrew Cashner (W, 4-1) was excellent. Cashner allowed just one run on five hits in his seven innings on the hill.
Cashner’s start was the longest outing for an Oriole starter this season.
The win marked just the second of the season at Camden Yards for Baltimore and is the ninth overall against 16 losses.
The Orioles snapper their seven-game home losing streak and four-game overall losing streak.
The series concludes tomorrow night. John Means (2-2, 1.72) takes the mound for the Birds. Chicago will send Ervin Santana (0-1, 10.38) to the bump.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.