The Baltimore Orioles continue their series with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. The teams opened their series in Chicago on Monday.
Baltimore lost on Sunday to Boston 5-0, which was its second straight loss and fourth in its last five games dropping the Orioles 17 ½ games out of first place in the AL East.
Chicago has not fared much better. The White Sox have won just 13 of 43 games thus far, but did win on Sunday 3-0 for their second straight win over the Texas Rangers. The White Sox took three of four at home against Texas. Reynaldo Lopez pitched a strong eight innings allowing just two hits for against the Rangers. It was the first home series win of the season for the White Sox.
Manny Machado leads the Orioles with a .343 batting average and team highs in hits with 61, home runs with 14 and RBIs with 42. Baltimore has a team batting average of .235 while opposing hitters are averaging .282 at the plate against Orioles hitting. On Tuesday, the Orioles will send Kevin Gausman to the mound. The right-hander this season is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.88, 48 Ks and 14 BBs.
Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with a .299 batting average and team high 49 hits. Matt Davidson has the team lead in home runs with 11 and RBIs with 28. Chicago has a team batting average of .242 while opposing hitters are averaging .257 at the plate against White Sox pitching. On Tuesday, the White Sox will send James Shields to the mound. The right-hander on the season is 1-4 with an ERA of 4.88, 36 Ks and 25 BBs.