Ray Flaherty

Orioles crushed, 11-1, by White Sox, owners of the American League's lowest-scoring offense

Orioles crushed, 11-1, by White Sox, owners of the American League's lowest-scoring offense

In they came, first Alex Cobb from the dugout to begin Wednesday's game for the Orioles, then Pedro Araujo, Tanner Scott and Mike Wright Jr. to finish it.

Each represents his own nightmare archetype for the Orioles, both leading up to this season and during it, and each combined to allow the Chicago White Sox, owners of the American League's lowest-scoring offense, to drum them, 11-1.

That the offense scratched across a futile one run on six hits does little to distract from the four-act play that spelled out the Orioles' pitching challenges this decade, and this season especially. Act One: The free agent pitcher stumbling out of the gate. Act Two: The Rule 5 draft pick. Act...

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