Orioles on deck: What to watch Thursday at White Sox

Orioles (32-32) vs. White Sox (28-36)

Where: Guaranteed Rate Field


First pitch: 2:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: MASN/105.7 FM


Starting pitchers: Orioles RHP Chris Tillman (1-4, 8.01 ERA) vs. White Sox LHP David Holmberg (1-0, 2.74 ERA)

Welington Castillo’s towering grand slam midway through Wednesday night’s game meant the Orioles eventually won, 10-6, over the host Chicago White Sox on a

What to watch

1. Split possibilities. The Orioles ended their losing streak at six and have a chance to salvage a split this afternoon in the finale of the four-game series in Chicago. The Orioles came back after another rough start, winning thanks to Welington Castillo's grand slam. The Orioles are now 10-22 since their 22-10 start, but a second straight win to end the road trip would be a positive heading into a seven-game homestand.

2. Batter up. In a matter of three games, the Orioles offense seems to be getting it together. The Orioles scored seven runs in a loss Monday and after being held to one run Tuesday, followed Wednesday with their first 10-run output since May 31. It was a good night all around, as every starter but David Washington had a hit in a 13-hit outing. The team went 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position, and the players set to fill in for Chris Davis all performed -- most notably Hyun Soo Kim, who complemented Welington Castillo's five-RBI performance with two RBIs of his own. It was Kim's first multi-RBI game of the season

3. Terrible or terrific Tillman. The Orioles continue to wait for the latter, and haven't seen that pitcher since his season debut, if at all, this year. Chris Tillman enters his eighth start of the season 0-4 with a 12.60 ERA over his past four outings. His ERA climbed to 8.01 his last time out, when he allowed a career-high nine runs in just 1 1/3 innings.

Orioles lineup

LF Joey Rickard
CF Adam Jones
3B Manny Machado
RF Mark Trumbo
1B Trey Mancini
2B Jonathan Schoop
DH Welington Castillo
SS Ruben Tejada
C Caleb Joseph

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