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White Sox will try to stretch their
winning streak to four games and finish a weekend sweep of the Baltimore Orioles
when the teams meet Sunday at Camden Yards.Chicago has bounced back after
dropping seven straight games. The White Sox took the final game of a series
with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday and won the first two games of this
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, including a 2-0 victory on Saturday night.That win
also locked up the season series for the White Sox, who now lead the Orioles 4-2
with just the one game left. The White Sox (59-89) have not beaten the Orioles
(42-106) in a season series since 2008.Article continues below ...Chicago has
not waved the white flag in the season’s final three weeks despite struggling at
times and recently dealing with that long losing streak. They’re still pushing
hard in each game.“We came here to play 100 percent,” Avisail Garcia said after
his solo homer in the ninth inning gave the White Sox some insurance on Saturday
night. “(We) try to do our best and try to win every single game. Just trying to
do our job.”Neither team could do much offensively for much of Saturday’s game.
The White Sox three times tried to steal, but Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph
gunned them down each time — in the third, sixth and eighth innings.Chicago went
ahead thanks to a two-out rally in the sixth against Baltimore starter Yefry
Ramirez. Yoan Moncada doubled to right with two outs and Yolmer Sanchez came up
next and sent a double to left that scored the game’s first run.Ramirez, a
rookie, has likely earned another start after a solid 5 2/3-inning outing in
which he gave up one run and struck out seven.“He was outstanding http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-byron-buxton-jersey ,”
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “That was fun to watch. That was as good as
you want to see a young pitcher pitch.”But that one run was all the White Sox
needed thanks to seven shutout innings from Reynaldo Lopez. Lucas Giolito
(10-10, 5.76 ERA) will start Sunday for Chicago against Baltimore rookie David
Hess (3-10, 5.17) in the final game of the season between the teams.Giolito has
fared well of late, going 3-1 with a 4.05 ERA in his last five starts. He also
has struck out 33 in 33 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .218 average.The
right-hander has an 0-1 career record with a 47.25 ERA versus the Orioles thanks
to one bad start the only time he pitched against them. Baltimore touched him up
for seven runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings in a May 24 loss.For Hess, who has
pitched well at times, especially lately, this will be his first appearance
against the White Sox.Matt Davidson returned to the Chicago lineup Saturday
after sitting out the previous four games (sore left calf). Manager Rick
Renteria said he wanted to get Davidson’s big bat back into the lineup — he has
hit 20 homers this season — and put him in as the designated hitter.Renteria
said Davidson felt good after the game and will return Sunday in the series
finale but at first base. CLEVELAND (AP) — Minnesota’s pitching staff rebounded
from a double-digit loss with a gritty win Tuesday night.Fernando Rodney struck
out Francicso Lindor with the tying run on second base in the ninth inning after
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3-2.“Mejia did a great job,” Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. “He’s shown
some adeptness at being able to handle runners on base and pitch out of jams. We
were able to hold it down, so it is a good win and a good response to last
night.”Lindor homered in the eighth but struck out looking on a 2-2 pitch as
Rodney recorded his 325th career save — moving him into 17th on the career
list.Yan Gomes led off the ninth and was credited with a hit after Miguel Sano
bobbled his groundball behind third base. Sano recovered, but Gomes beat the
throw. Jason Kipnis struck out and pinch-hitter Melky Cabrera flied out.Gomes
took second on Mitch Garver’s passed ball, but Rodney closed out his 25th save
this season.A bloop single by Lindor in the first was the only hit off Mejia
(2-0), making his fourth start and fifth appearance of the season. The
left-hander retired the last 12 hitters he faced and was pulled after throwing
68 pitches with a strained left wrist.Gabriel Moya relieved Mejia to begin the
sixth. The injury was announced the following inning.“He came off the field and
said last pitch he threw he had a stinging effect in the lower left forearm
closer to the wrist that radiated up to the elbow,” Molitor said. “There was
some swelling in the area. I don’t think we will make a decision on his next
start until we can look at him tomorrow.”Meija http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-miguel-sano-jersey ,
speaking through a translator, said he hasn’t had this issue with his arm in the
past.“My last pitch was a slider,” he said “I felt like a shock from there, it
was a little tension in my wrist.”Cleveland managed only two hits through seven
innings, but Lindor’s homer and pinch-hitter Leonys Martin’s sacrifice fly made
it a one-run game.Garver’s homer in the second inning denied Carlos Carrasco
(13-6) a chance to move into a tie for the AL lead in wins. The right-hander
allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings.Eddie Rosario was 4 for 5 and is batting
.355 (21 for 59) in 14 games against Cleveland this season.Mejia dominated the
Indians at Target Field last week, also pitching five scoreless innings and
allowing one hit. He struggled against the first two hitters Tuesday before
quickly settling in.Lindor’s popup fell in shallow right field. First baseman
Joe Mauer raced out with his back to home plate and right fielder Max Kepler
charged in, but the ball dropped between the two.Mejia hit Michael Brantley with
a pitch Jason Castro
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, but retired the next three hitters. Jose Ramirez hit into
a forceout that moved Lindor to third, but Encarnacion flied out to shallow
right and Mejia caught Brandon Guyer’s soft liner to the mound.Mejia walked
Yonder Alonso to lead off the second, but that was the last baserunner he
allowed.“He’s got good stuff, which we’ve seen every time we’ve faced him in
limited looks,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “We didn’t get going until
late.”Garver’s homer also ended stretch of 22 straight scoreless innings by
Cleveland’s pitching against Minnesota, including a 10-0 loss Monday.The start
of the game was delayed by rain for 2 hours, 10 minutes.MILLER TIMEAndrew Miller
struck out one and walked one in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. The left-hander was
activated Friday after missing two months with right knee inflammation.“That was
good http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-phil-hughes-jersey ,”
Francona said. “We’re trying to find spots for him and win. He keeps making
steps forward.”SERIES EDGEAlthough the Twins still trail the Indians by nine
games in the AL Central, Minnesota is 8-6 against Cleveland this season. The
Twins are 24-20 against the division.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: RHP Matt Belisle (sore
right knee) was placed on the 10-day disabled list and RHP Matt Magill was
reinstated from the paternity list.Indians: Gomes was in the lineup after
missing three games with right knee tendinitis.UP NEXTRHP Jake Odorizzi (4-7,
4.60) starts for Minnesota on Wednesday against RHP Mike Clevinger (7-7,
3.48).
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