Westburg leading off today in series finale in rainy Chicago

CHICAGO – The Orioles are trying today to complete their first four-game sweep on the White Sox’s home field since 1995.

The forecast might not allow the teams to play. Rain is supposed to pelt the area through the afternoon, leaving to the question of how long they’ll wait with the Orioles traveling home for Monday’s day game.

Jordan Westburg is leading off today, with Gunnar Henderson in the cleanup spot in the Orioles’ mostly right-handed lineup.

Austin Hays is in left field and Colton Cowser stays in center. Adley Rutschman is the designated hitter.

Ryan O’Hearn is on the bench against left-hander Garrett Crochet. He homered yesterday and is batting .294/.364/.521 with four doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 18 RBIs against right-handers this season.

Kyle Bradish has posted a 2.41 ERA in four starts, and he’s struck out 23 batters in 18 2/3 innings. He hasn’t surrendered a home run.

Bradish hasn’t gone more than five innings. He also hasn’t allowed more than two runs in a start.

This is Bradish’s first career start against the White Sox. Tommy Pham is 1-for-9 with four strikeouts against him.

The Orioles recorded their 15th comeback victory yesterday. They’ve gone 12-4 against the White Sox since 2022.

Crochet was the 11th-overall pick in the 2020 draft out of the University of Tennessee. He’s posted a 3.75 ERA and 0.954 WHIP in 11 starts and has struck out 74 batters with 13 walks in 57 2/3 innings.

Crochet hasn’t allowed a run in his last three starts totaling 17 innings. He surrendered only one run in six innings on May 5 before the scoreless streak.

Crochet has allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his outings. He’s made two career relief appearances against the Orioles and retired all six batters.

Hays, Cedric Mullins and Anthony Santander are a combined 0-for-4. That’s the extent of current Orioles who have faced him.

For the Orioles

Jordan Westburg 3B
Adley Rutschman DH
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Gunnar Henderson SS
Anthony Santander RF
Austin Hays LF
Jorge Mateo 2B
James McCann C
Colton Cowser CF

Kyle Bradish RHP

For the White Sox

Tommy Pham DH
Andrew Vaughn 1B
Gavin Sheets RF
Corey Julks LF
Korey Lee C
Bryan Ramos 3B
Nicky Lopez 2B
Zach Remillard SS
Dominic Fletcher CF

Garrett Crochet LHP

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