At least for one night, the White Sox had all facets of their game working together.
Starter John Danks was solid, and the White Sox made no errors. That’s also combined with a stellar showing by the bullpen and a little bit of timely hitting by the offense. The White Sox managed to snap their five game skid and knock off one of the hottest teams in baseball.
Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie homered while Gordon Beckham had three hits, John Danks pitched into the eighth inning, and the White Sox snapped the Baltimore Orioles' four-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.
Gillaspie's homer broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth, and Dunn's 22nd home run, a two-run shot in the seventh, gave Chicago a 5-1 lead. Addison Reed pitched a scoreless ninth for his 22nd save in 26 attempts.
Reed Comes Back Strong from Blown Save
White Sox closer Addison Reed answered Friday's abysmal appearance with a strong showing on Tuesday. Reed entered Friday's nightcap against the Indians with an 8-5 lead in the ninth, but quickly ran into trouble, blowing his fourth save in 25 chances.
Reed did not seemed phased by the outing on this opportunity, as he routinely pitched through the Orioles top half of the ninth. He surrendered one hit and struck out one while earning his 22nd save on the season.
Danks Back on Track
After a solid effort in a loss last week at home versus the Mets, the White Sox southpaw had another impressive showing against the O’s.
Earning his first win since beating Oakland on June 8th, Danks threw only 93 pitches through seven innings. He surrendered two runs while striking out four and walking just one. Danks has been anything but consistent since rejoining the team from the DL in mid-May, but now begins to show signs of promise as he's strung together a few good outings.
White Sox Set to Take On Former Cubs Ace
Scott Feldman was one of the few bright spots for the Chicago Cubs this season. He'll hope to be even better for the Baltimore Orioles. A day after being traded to the Orioles, Feldman takes the mound in Chicago against the White Sox on Wednesday night.
Feldman, who went 7-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 15 starts for the Cubs, was traded Tuesday along with catcher Steve Clevenger to Baltimore for pitchers Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop and two international signing bonus slots.
Feldman will do battle with White Sox southpaw Hector Santiago (3-5). He’s coming off of a rough outing in his last start, in which he could not hold a 5-0 lead. Hector allowed five second-inning runs, seven hits and walked three while failing to get out of the third inning in Friday's 19-10 loss to Cleveland.
The White Sox have lost 23 of their past 32 games and are in last place in the American League Central. First pitch time for Wednesday night's game is at 7:10 CT