The Orioles continue to trail the White Sox, 2-0, in the top of the fifth because left fielder Juan Pierre made a diving catch near the line to rob Brian Roberts of two RBIs.
Paul Konerko homered with two outs in the bottom of the fourth to pad Chicago’s lead. Luke Scott leaped at the fence and hung on it for a few seconds.
At some point, the Orioles will start scoring runs for Jeremy Guthrie. Maybe not tonight, but it’s bound to happen. Be sure to DVR the game so you can show your friends, who will refuse to believe it.
Matt Wieters threw out Pierre trying to steal second base for the second time in this series.
Down on the farm, Single-A Delmarva shortstop Manny Machado is 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored, as the Shorebirds lead Charleston, 8-0, in the seventh inning. Machado has raised his average to .349.
Update: Machado was removed for a pinch-hitter in the seventh, but he’s not hurt. The Shorebirds had a big lead and will play an early game tomorrow. Manager Ryan Minor was resting him.
Left fielder Kipp Schutz is 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, leaving his average at .375. Third baseman Jonathan Schoop is 2-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored. He’s batting .327.
Scott Copeland, a 21st-round pick last year out of Southern Mississippi, is blanking Charleston on three hits over six innings, with four walks and six strikeouts.
First baseman Tyler Townsend hit his fourth home run for Single-A Frederick. He’s batting .321.
Double-A Bowie’s Wynn Pelzer allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, with five walks and five strikeouts. Both runs scored on home runs. The Baysox trail Harrisburg, 2-0.