A pair of pillars for the Orioles' success this season — their bullpen and their defense — conspired to make a comfortable game close again Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
It still wasn't enough to stop them from sealing a 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox, thanks to a pair of home runs by streaking designated hitter Pedro Alvarez and a 16-hit barrage before an announced 26,553.
"The game is not always fair,” manager Buck Showalter said. “But any time you’re on a rough, challenging road trip like this, you like to have guys start with a good night and a frame of mind to go forward."
Alvarez's second home run kicked off a...