It’s been an awful year for the Chicago White Sox, hitting the basement of the American League Central near the beginning of the season and never being able to crawl out of the hole. Friday night didn’t make things any better after being held to five hits.
They had their eight straight loss after getting dominated by the Baltimore Orioles, and Chris Davis had his 48th home run to put the cherry on top.
Davis connected in the sixth inning off John Danks to move within two homers of tying Brady Anderson for the single-season club record. The solo shot gave Davis 123 RBIs, second-most in the majors behind Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera (130).
Danny Valencia and Matt Wieters also homered for the Orioles, who began the day three games behind Tampa Bay for the final AL wild-card slot. All three long balls came off Danks (4-12).
The Orioles find themselves 2.5 games back in the Wild Card race currently. After the White Sox, it’s all American League East teams afterwards. They have three games remaining against the Rays, four against the New York Yankees, six against the Toronto Blue Jays, and six against the Boston Red Sox.