Squint hard enough Monday night, and what the Orioles hoped this would be all along showed itself in a 3-2 win over the White Sox before a sparse crowd on the South Side.
Their stars, including Manny Machado, homered. The defense took runs off the board. Andrew Cashner pitched well, then avoided disaster, and handed it off to a lockdown bullpen.
Who cares that it took the first of four dates with the only team with a worse record than the Orioles to bring it out of them? They added a fifth road win to their tally and improved to 15-32 overall, putting some distance between themselves and the hosts, whose 13-31 record is the worst in the game.
Someone has to win. On...