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  W: D. Bundy (3-6)   L: L. Giolito (3-5)
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT, May 24, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois  Attendance: 19,147

White Sox go for 2nd straight series win vs. Orioles

According to STATS
According to STATS

Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox

  1. The Orioles lost three of four at Boston, including a 5-0 loss on Sunday in which they recorded 13 hits and scored zero runs. This matched the most hits the team has had in a game in which it went scoreless since moving to Baltimore (May 14, 1961 at Cleveland).
  2. The White Sox took three of four against the Rangers to win their first home series of the season. Over the last two games, both wins, Chicago pitching has allowed two earned runs on seven hits and four walks, to go along with 18 strikeouts.
  3. Chicago has recorded five or more hits in 26 consecutive games, good for the second longest active streak in the American League (Red Sox -- 27 straight games).
  4. Andrew Cashner has struck out 8.23 batters per nine innings compared to 4.64 last season. That year-to-year improvement of 3.59 strikeouts per nine is the second highest among ERA qualifiers (Gerrit Cole -- +4.88).
  5. Manny Machado is slashing .343/.419/.652 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI through 46 games this season. Through his first 46 games last year, Machado had a .225/.311/.445 slash line with 10 home runs and 25 RBI.
  6. In 17 games in May, Jose Abreu is batting .354 (23-for-65) with 10 extra-base hits and 13 RBI. Abreu is a career .379 hitter against the Orioles with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 26 games. Since the team moved to Baltimore in 1954, only Adrian Gonzalez (.383) has a higher batting average against the Orioles (minimum 100 plate appearances).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/21/2018 thru 5/24/2018

The Chicago White Sox trudged through nearly a month without winning a series.

Now, the suddenly surging White Sox have a chance to win their second series in a row when they host the Baltimore Orioles in the finale of a four-game set on Thursday afternoon at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Chicago (15-31) has won two of its first three games against Baltimore and five of its last seven overall. The White Sox are coming off their most resounding victory yet after an 11-1 drubbing of the Orioles on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Baltimore (15-34) will try to escape with a series tie as its disappointing season shows no signs of letting up. Unlike the White Sox, who are rebuilding, the Orioles entered the year with high expectations.

Baltimore right-hander Dylan Bundy (2-6, 4.70 ERA) will make his 11th start. The hard-throwing 25-year-old hopes to turn the page on a slew of subpar performances that have led to four losses in his past five outings.

Since April 26, Bundy is 1-4 with a 9.41 ERA in five starts. He has allowed 23 earned runs in 22 innings, including an eye-popping 12 home runs during that span. The Orioles' 2011 first-round pick has surrendered at least three home runs in three of his past four starts.

Bundy is 3-0 with a 4.26 ERA in four career appearances (three starts) against the White Sox. He won both of his starts against Chicago last season, including one at home and one on the road.

The White Sox will turn to right-hander Lucas Giolito (3-4, 6.42 ERA), who will be making his 10th start of the season and the 21st of his career. The 23-year-old is coming off his fourth quality start of the year after limiting the Texas Rangers to two runs in six innings Saturday en route to a 5-3 win.

Giolito never has faced the Orioles. He is 4-4 with a 5.22 ERA in nine career starts at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The toughest test for Giolito almost certainly will come from Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, who has produced Triple Crown-type numbers in the first two months. He is hitting .328 with 15 home runs and 43 RBIs in 49 games this season.

Chicago's top threat at the plate is first baseman Jose Abreu, who is hitting .309 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs in 45 games. The 31-year-old Cuban also has 16 doubles to lead the team.

The Sox might be without outfielder Leury Garcia, who left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning because of a sprained left knee. Garcia is scheduled to be re-evaluated Thursday.

Matt Davidson's status for Thursday's game also is uncertain after he was scratched from the lineup Wednesday because of back stiffness. Davidson has 11 home runs and 28 RBIs.

The Orioles also could be shorthanded depending on Mark Trumbo's availability. Trumbo missed Wednesday's game because of right knee soreness, which might have been caused by a hard slide into second base one day earlier.

Chicago is 8-17 at home this season. Baltimore is 5-21 on the road.

Updated May 24, 2018

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