Andrew Cashner is 0-2 with a 4.61 ERA and 2.049 WHIP in four career games (two starts) against the White Sox. He’s allowed seven earned runs (eight total) and 18 hits in 13 2/3 innings, with 10 walks and eight strikeouts.
Tonight marks Cashner’s first career start at Guaranteed Rate Field (formerly U.S. Cellular Field). He’s made one relief appearance and allowed one run over two innings.
Former Oriole Welington Castillo is 5-for-12 with a double against Cashner. José Abreu is 4-for-6.
Santiago is making his fourth start and 13 appearance this season. Left-handers are hitting .314 against him and right-handers are hitting .244.
Santiago is 1-0 with a 3.80 ERA and 1.437 WHIP in seven career games (four starts) against the Orioles.
Valencia is 7-for-20 with two doubles against Santiago and Manny Machado is 4-for-8 with a double and home run. Trumbo has two hits, both home runs, in 10 at-bats. Davis is 2-for-10 with a double and home run.
The Orioles are 6-11 against left-handed starters.
On Aug. 7, 2016, Machado went 3-for-6 with three home runs and seven RBIs in a 10-2 win over the White Sox in Chicago.
Machado became one of nine players in major league history to homer in three consecutive innings in a game and the first since the Rangers’ Kevin Mench on June 30, 2005 against the Angels. He’s also only the second player to hit a home run in each of the first three innings, joining the White Sox’s Carl Reynolds on July 2, 1930 in New York.
Joey Rickard is celebrating his 27th birthday today by playing right field.
For the Orioles
Trey Mancini LF
Adam Jones CF
Manny Machado SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Danny Valencia 3B
Mark Trumbo DH
Chris Davis 1B
Joey Rickard RF
Andrew Susac C
Andrew Cashner RHP
Single-A Frederick first baseman Wilson Garcia has been named the Carolina League’s Player of the Week. Garcia, 24, went 10-for-18 with two doubles, two home runs, 10 RBIs and five runs scored.
MASNsports.com’s Steve Melewski is in Chicago while I report from Ocean Pines. Between meals. I’ll rejoin the team in St. Petersburgh, Fla.