John Danks

Orioles morning observations on Ubaldo Jimenez, Adam Jones, Kevin Gausman and Bud Norris

Orioles morning observations on Ubaldo Jimenez, Adam Jones, Kevin Gausman and Bud Norris

Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez certainly deserved a win Friday night against the Chicago White Sox. And more often than not, holding an opponent to one run over seven innings will get a victory.

“He didn't have his great stuff, but he really battled there and gave us a chance to win,” catcher Caleb Joseph said of Jimenez. “Too bad we couldn't scratch a couple runs across for him.”

The Orioles were one or two clutch hits away from breaking through for Jimenez in their 1-0 loss to the lowly White Sox. But Chicago left-hander John Danks utilized his slow 75-mph curveball to keep the Orioles off balance. All five of Danks’ strikeouts Friday came on curveballs and Danks’...