|BALTIMORE ( TILLMAN )|
CHI WHITE SOX ( QUINTANA )
|969||BALTIMORE||-115||Ov 8.5,+100||-110||Ov 8.5,-110|
|970||CHI WHITE SOX||+105||Un 8.5,-120||+100||Un 8.5,-110|
|vs Left-handed Starters||20-15||+5.9||13-22||4.2||0.258||0.311||3.4||0.246||0.307|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.4||3-3||4.6||0.258||0.286||3.6||0.205||0.266|
|vs Right-handed Starters||42-49||-0.9||49-39||4.3||0.252||0.311||4.9||0.266||0.338|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||4-3||4.1||0.253||0.296||5.3||0.283||0.337|
|8/5/2014||NORRIS(R)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)||9-3||W||-105||8.5 ev||O||14||11||0||12||10||1|
|8/6/2014||CHEN(L)||@ TORONTO||HUTCHISON(R)||1-5||L||-115||8.5 un||U||1||1||1||12||9||0|
|8/7/2014||GONZALEZ(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)||2-1||W||105||9 un||U||5||5||0||4||6||0|
|8/8/2014||TILLMAN(R)||ST LOUIS||MASTERSON(R)||12-2||W||-130||8 ov||O||15||10||0||4||3||1|
|8/9/2014||JIMENEZ(R)||ST LOUIS||LACKEY(R)||10-3||W||-105||8.5 un||O||16||6||0||9||10||1|
|8/10/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||3-8||L||-125||8.5 un||O||10||8||1||17||10||0|
|8/11/2014||NORRIS(R)||NY YANKEES||CAPUANO(L)||11-3||W||-115||8.5 un||O||14||6||3||5||7||0|
|8/13/2014||TILLMAN(R)||NY YANKEES||PINEDA(R)||5-3||W||-110||8 un||P||6||2||0||6||4||0|
|8/15/2014||CHEN(L)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)||1-2||L||140||7 un||U||7||10||0||6||6||1|
|8/16/2014||JIMENEZ(R)||@ CLEVELAND||CARRASCO(R)||0-6||L||135||8 ev||U||4||3||1||8||5||1|
|8/17/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||@ CLEVELAND||SALAZAR(R)||4-1||W||120||8 un||U||12||10||1||2||4||1|
|8/18/2014||NORRIS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||8-2||W||145||7 ov||O||12||7||0||3||1||0|
|8/19/2014||TILLMAN(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|8/20/2014||CHEN(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)|| |
|8/22/2014||GAUSMAN(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||GONZALEZ(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||NORRIS(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WADA(L)|| |
|8/25/2014||TILLMAN(R)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|8/26/2014|| ||TAMPA BAY|| || |
|8/7/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)||3-13||L||175||7.5 un||O||5||7||1||12||8||1|
|8/8/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ SEATTLE||IWAKUMA(R)||1-4||L||155||6.5 un||U||6||4||1||9||8||0|
|8/9/2014||NOESI(R)||@ SEATTLE||PAXTON(L)||2-1||W||175||7.5 un||U||10||6||1||7||4||1|
|8/10/2014||DANKS(L)||@ SEATTLE||RAMIREZ(L)||2-4||L||145||8 un||U||9||6||0||9||6||0|
|8/12/2014||SALE(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||3-2||W||-120||6 un||U||5||6||0||9||8||0|
|8/13/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||PEAVY(R)||1-7||L||110||7 un||O||5||5||1||7||4||0|
|8/22/2014||DANKS(L)||@ NY YANKEES||GREENE(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||SALE(L)||@ NY YANKEES||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|8/26/2014|| ||CLEVELAND|| || |
|BALTIMORE: BALTIMORE (AP) - The transformation of the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse under manager Buck Showalter is complete.|
No longer do the Orioles hope to win. They expect it.
When Showalter took over in July 2010, he inherited a team with the worst record in the majors. Having gone without a winning season since 1997, Baltimore could only hope Showalter's knack for orchestrating quick turnarounds would take hold in a town that had switched its allegiance from baseball to football.
By 2012, the Orioles were back. Baltimore won 93 games, beat Texas in the wild-card matchup and took the New York Yankees to the limit before falling in the AL division series.
After missing the postseason last year, the Orioles are poised for a return. They maintained the nucleus of a team that went 85-77 and was in contention to the final week, then added right-handed starter Ubaldo Jimenez and slugger Nelson Cruz to an already potent lineup that led the majors in home runs in 2013.
''When you have talent, you have confidence,'' right fielder Nick Markakis said. ''Put them together and good things usually happen. We've got that right now. We know we have a good team and we're going to roll with it.''
Although Jimenez and Cruz didn't come aboard until after the start of spring training, Showalter never wavered in his belief that the Orioles would challenge the defending champion Boston Red Sox and retooled Yankees in the AL East.
''I felt that way whether or not we added Nelson and Jimenez,'' he said. ''That's a poor reflection on me and my staff if we thought we needed more to win.''
|CHI WHITE SOX: CHICAGO (AP) - From rock bottom last season to contention this year? The Chicago White Sox see no reason why it can't happen.|
They're ready to put last season's 99-loss wreck behind them and make a jump at least back to respectability, if not a run at the AL Central title.
They see a team with solid pitching, a new slugger in Jose Abreu and renewed vigor. Now, all they have to do is back it up.
''You have to pitch, you have to hit, you have to score,'' said manager Robin Ventura, entering his third season. ''You have to play defense. You have to do all of them in our division. Detroit has won it the last few years. They have a combination of everything. Unless you do that, you're not going to be close. We proved that last year.''
They had the pitching part down last season. The rest? Well, that's where things got dicey.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (BALTIMORE-CHI WHITE SOX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Orioles-White Sox Preview* ===========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Baltimore (71-52) at Chicago (59-66), 8:10 p.m. EDT
Chris Tillman's current success has come at home for the Baltimore Orioles, but he's been just as good away from Camden Yards of late.
The right-hander will try a fourth time to improve to 7-0 on the road Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox.
Tillman (9-5, 3.68 ERA) is 6-0 with a 4.68 ERA in 13 road starts, but has a 1.69 ERA in his last four since yielding five runs in one-plus inning during an 8-6 loss at Texas on June 5.
He's not pitched away from home since July 23 when he gave up a run in six innings of a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
In Tillman's next start, he gave up five runs - three earned - in five innings of a 7-6, 12-inning victory over the Angels, but has gone 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA in the next three. He's allowed a two-run homer in each of the last two for his only runs over those three, most recently Wednesday in seven innings while not factoring in the decision of a 5-3 win over the New York Yankees.
Tillman is 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA against the White Sox (59-66), but hasn't faced them since 2012.
Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce each had three hits and combined for three RBIs in Baltimore's 8-2 win over Chicago on Monday.
Markakis, who hit one of his team's three home runs, also robbed Conor Gillaspie of a potential go-ahead homer with a leaping grab in the seventh to help the AL East-leading Orioles (71-52) win their second straight.
"They're pretty much the whole package," losing pitcher Chris Sale said. "You've got to be sharp and on your A-game when they come into town."
Markakis is batting .415 during a 10-game hitting streak, and is 9 for 15 with three RBIs in his last four at Chicago.
He's 1 for his last 7 with three strikeouts against Jose Quintana (6-9, 3.14).
The left-hander gave up five runs in 3 2-3 innings of a 5-3 loss in his first start versus Baltimore in 2012, but has yielded four and fanned 23 over 21 innings to go 1-1 in three since. All four runs have come on solo homers, most recently one from Pearce in seven innings of a 4-2 victory June 24.
"He's a guy that short arms the ball and the ball jumps out of his hand," Markakis said. "It is tough to get in a rhythm when you don't see the ball behind his back."
Quintana went 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA during a nine-start stretch prior to posting a 4.38 ERA while losing his last two. He left in the seventh of a 7-1 loss at San Francisco on Wednesday, when he was charged with four of the seven runs scored in an inning that featured an overturned blocking-the-plate call.
Nelson Cruz is 2 for his last 6 with a home run against Quintana. He hit his 32nd on Monday to surpass Chicago's Jose Abreu for the AL lead.
Abreu has gone 18 straight contests without homering.
Chicago's Avisail Garcia had a two-run single, and is 4 for 10 with three RBIs in three games since missing four months with a shoulder injury.
Alexei Ramirez is 4 for 6 with a homer against Tillman.
|Last Updated: 9/19/2014 2:52:22 PM EST|