Davidson homers for 4th straight game; White Sox top O's 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) Rookie Matt Davidson keeps powering the Chicago White Sox.

Davidson homered for the fourth straight game, then doubled and scored in a four-run sixth inning to lead Chicago over Baltimore 5-2 on Thursday, the Orioles' seventh loss in eight games.

Davidson hit a solo homer in the fourth, his 14th home run this season. He became the first White Sox player to go deep in four straight games since Alex Rios in April 2013.

Davidson broke his right foot while running the bases in his White Sox debut last June 30 and missed the remainder of the season.

''I think I'm just maturing as a player and understanding my swing a little better,'' Davidson said. ''We made some pretty drastic swing changes two years ago going into `16, and I had a lot of time to reflect on what to improve as I was rehabbing last offseason.''

Chicago manager Rick Renteria has used the 26-year-old mostly at designated hitter.

''He's been able to drive the ball out of the ballpark,'' Renteria said. ''He's been able to get to pitches he can handle.''

Caleb Joseph's RBI double in the fifth tied the score 1-1, but Melky Cabrera hit a two-run single in the sixth that chased Chris Tillman (1-5).

Chicago opened a 5-1 lead when Jimmy Yacabonis, making his third big league appearance, loaded the bases with a four-pitch walk to Tim Anderson, threw a head-high 3-2 pitch for ball four to Jose Abreu and allowed Leury Garcia's sacrifice fly.

Anthony Swarzak (3-1) allowed two hits in 1 2/3 scoreless innings to win in relief of David Holmberg, who gave up four hits in 4 1/3 innings. David Robertson allowed Welington Castillo's ninth-inning homer, his second in two games.

Chicago took three of four games in the series.

Tillman lost his fifth straight start, allowing five runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander has been pounded for 28 runs and 40 hits over 20 1/3 innings during his skid, raising his ERA to 8.07.

In his previous outing, on Saturday against the Yankeees, Tillman allowed a career-high nine runs in 1 1/3 innings.

''Yeah, I think it was much better,'' Tillman said. ''Pitch here and there could've been better, but for the most part it was a step in the right direction.''

Baltimore's ace last season at 16-6, Tillman missed spring training this year and started the season on the disabled list with shoulder bursitis. He beat the White Sox on May 7 in his first game this season.

''Chris has got a good track record, and he's going to pitch better,'' manager Buck Showalter said.

Avisail Garcia, who entered hitting an AL-leading .339, had two singles in three at-bats to extend his hitting streak to eight games before being ejected in the fifth after first base umpire Paul Emmel ruled he didn't check his swing on an 0-2 pitch in the dirt.

Garcia raised his arms and pointed to his right eye with his left hand, earning his ejection. Renteria came out to argue and also was tossed.

''I'm sure I'll hear about it,'' Renteria said.

Garcia was thrown out of a game for the first time in his big league career and Renteria was booted for the second time this season and eighth time in his career. Leury Garcia, who had sat out since Sunday when he injured his left hand on sliding into second base, replaced Avisail Garcia in center field.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: RHP Mike Wright was unavailable because of shoulder soreness he began experiencing in the second inning of his two-inning relief appearance Wednesday. ''That was a little bit alarming, because that was with three days off,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ... OF Seth Smith did not play for a third straight game because of a strained back and could be headed for the DL if he does not feel better Friday.

White Sox: RHP Michael Ynoa was activated off the 10-day DL (strained right hip flexor). Ynoa said the recovery was quicker than he expected and he felt good after three bullpen sessions. To make room on the roster, RHP Juan Minaya was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (3-5, 6.49) is slated to face RHP Carlos Martinez (5-5, 2.95) when the Orioles his St. Louis in a homestand opener.

White Sox: LHP Jose Quintana (2-8, 5.30) starts Friday night at Toronto, which opens the series against RHP Joe Biagini (1-5, 3.38). An All-Star last season, Quintana is 0-4 with a 6.51 ERA in his last seven starts.

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BAL32-33
000010001290
CHW29-36
00010400X5120
  • W: A. Swarzak (3-1)L: C. Tillman (1-5)
  • HR: BAL - W. Castillo (6), CHW - M. Davidson (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Rickard LF40000024.262.294.369.6630.0
A. Jones CF50200023.263.300.421.7211.0
M. Machado 3B40000013.214.288.416.704-0.5
M. Trumbo RF30100101.260.323.395.7182.0
T. Mancini 1B40100021.298.344.532.8760.0
J. Schoop 2B31000112.286.344.515.8591.5
W. Castillo DH41211002.298.322.468.7907.0
R. Tejada SS40100002.294.333.412.7451.0
C. Joseph C40210011.267.298.405.7033.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Cabrera LF51220000.276.330.378.7085.0
    T. Anderson SS40100102.255.280.379.6593.0
    J. Abreu 1B30110200.292.349.470.8194.0
    A. Garcia RF30200010.343.381.558.9391.5
    L. Garcia CF10010012.298.345.459.8040.5
    T. Frazier 3B40000125.206.316.407.7230.0
    M. Davidson DH42211024.259.306.547.8538.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B31100100.288.339.424.7623.0
    K. Smith C41300000.250.262.375.6374.0
    W. Garcia CF-RF40000027.230.290.377.667-1.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Joseph (8)
      • HR - W. Castillo (6)
      • RBI - W. Castillo (23), C. Joseph (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Anderson (9), M. Davidson (5)
      • HR - M. Davidson (14)
      • SF - L. Garcia (2)
      • RBI - M. Cabrera 2 (35), J. Abreu (37), L. Garcia (22), M. Davidson (35)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Tillman (L, 1-5)5.111551618.072.10-4.0
      J. Yacabonis0.100030010.802.70-3.0
      M. Castro2.11001201.421.115.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Tillman (L, 1-5)5.1
      J. Yacabonis0.1
      M. Castro2.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Holmberg4.14111302.630.887.5
      A. Swarzak (W, 3-1)1.22001102.560.987.5
      C. Beck0.20000102.881.040.5
      T. Kahnle1.11000201.350.793.0
      D. Robertson1.02110213.330.901.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Holmberg4.1
      A. Swarzak (W, 3-1)1.2
      C. Beck0.2
      T. Kahnle1.1
      D. Robertson1.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - M. Castro
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Tillman 105-75, J. Yacabonis 20-7, M. Castro 29-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Tillman 4-6, M. Castro 2-3
      • Batters Faced - C. Tillman 28, J. Yacabonis 4, M. Castro 9
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Beck (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holmberg 76-47, A. Swarzak 30-20, C. Beck 18-14, T. Kahnle 19-14, D. Robertson 31-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holmberg 3-6, A. Swarzak 2-2, D. Robertson 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Holmberg 17, A. Swarzak 8, C. Beck 3, T. Kahnle 5, D. Robertson 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      BAL32-33
      000010001290
      CHW29-36
      00010400X5120
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Rickard LF40000024.262.294.369.6630.0
      A. Jones CF50200023.263.300.421.7211.0
      M. Machado 3B40000013.214.288.416.704-0.5
      M. Trumbo RF30100101.260.323.395.7182.0
      T. Mancini 1B40100021.298.344.532.8760.0
      J. Schoop 2B31000112.286.344.515.8591.5
      W. Castillo DH41211002.298.322.468.7907.0
      R. Tejada SS40100002.294.333.412.7451.0
      C. Joseph C40210011.267.298.405.7033.5
      Total3529212919-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Cabrera LF51220000.276.330.378.7085.0
        T. Anderson SS40100102.255.280.379.6593.0
        J. Abreu 1B30110200.292.349.470.8194.0
        A. Garcia RF30200010.343.381.558.9391.5
        L. Garcia CF10010012.298.345.459.8040.5
        T. Frazier 3B40000125.206.316.407.7230.0
        M. Davidson DH42211024.259.306.547.8538.0
        Y. Sanchez 2B31100100.288.339.424.7623.0
        K. Smith C41300000.250.262.375.6374.0
        W. Garcia CF-RF40000027.230.290.377.667-1.0
        Total35512515820-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Joseph (8)
          • HR - W. Castillo (6)
          • RBI - W. Castillo (23), C. Joseph (12)
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Anderson (9), M. Davidson (5)
          • HR - M. Davidson (14)
          • SF - L. Garcia (2)
          • RBI - M. Cabrera 2 (35), J. Abreu (37), L. Garcia (22), M. Davidson (35)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Tillman (L, 1-5)5.111551618.072.10-4.0
          J. Yacabonis0.100030010.802.70-3.0
          M. Castro2.11001201.421.115.0
          Total8.01255581---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Tillman (L, 1-5)5.1
          J. Yacabonis0.1
          M. Castro2.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Holmberg4.14111302.630.887.5
          A. Swarzak (W, 3-1)1.22001102.560.987.5
          C. Beck0.20000102.881.040.5
          T. Kahnle1.11000201.350.793.0
          D. Robertson1.02110213.330.901.0
          Total9.0922291---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Holmberg4.1
          A. Swarzak (W, 3-1)1.2
          C. Beck0.2
          T. Kahnle1.1
          D. Robertson1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • IBB - M. Castro
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Tillman 105-75, J. Yacabonis 20-7, M. Castro 29-19
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Tillman 4-6, M. Castro 2-3
          • Batters Faced - C. Tillman 28, J. Yacabonis 4, M. Castro 9
          PITCHING
          • HBP - C. Beck (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holmberg 76-47, A. Swarzak 30-20, C. Beck 18-14, T. Kahnle 19-14, D. Robertson 31-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holmberg 3-6, A. Swarzak 2-2, D. Robertson 1-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Holmberg 17, A. Swarzak 8, C. Beck 3, T. Kahnle 5, D. Robertson 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Castillo homered to center25
          • 6TH INNING
            Garcia hit sacrifice fly to center, Cabrera scored, Anderson to third15
            Abreu walked, Smith scored, Cabrera to third, Anderson to second14
            Cabrera singled to center, Davidson and Sanchez scored, Smith to second13
          • 5TH INNING
            Joseph doubled to left center, Schoop scored, Castillo to third11
          • 4TH INNING
            Davidson homered to left01
          • 9TH INNING
            • David Robertson relieved Tommy Kahnle
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Castillo homered to center
            • R. Tejada: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Tejada grounded out to third
            • C. Joseph: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Joseph singled to shallow center
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Joseph to second on fielder's indifference, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • T. Kahnle Pitching:
            • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trumbo flied out to right
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Castro Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera lined out to second
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Anderson doubled to deep left
            • J. Abreu: Abreu intentionally walked
            • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • T. Frazier: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Abreu out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Chris Beck relieved Anthony Swarzak
            • R. Tejada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Tejada flied out to center
            • C. Joseph: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rickard hit by pitch
            • Tommy Kahnle relieved Chris Beck
            • A. Jones: Foul, Jones singled to shallow right, Rickard to third
            • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Machado lined out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Castro Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez lined out to center
            • K. Smith: Smith flied out to right
            • W. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Garcia grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Leury Garcia in center
            • M. Machado: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
            • M. Trumbo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trumbo walked
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mancini singled to left, Trumbo to second
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop flied out to deep left
            • W. Castillo: Castillo reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mancini out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Davidson doubled to shallow left
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • K. Smith: Foul, Smith reached on bunt single to shortstop, Davidson to third, Sanchez to second
            • W. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to center, Davidson and Sanchez scored, Smith to second
            • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Chris Tillman
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked, Smith to third, Cabrera to second
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked, Smith scored, Cabrera to third, Anderson to second
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Garcia hit sacrifice fly to center, Cabrera scored, Anderson to third
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked, Abreu to second
            • M. Davidson: Ball
            • Davidson struck out looking
            • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schoop walked
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castillo singled to left center, Schoop to second
            • R. Tejada: Foul, Ball, Ball, Tejada flied out to shallow right
            • Anthony Swarzak relieved David Holmberg
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph doubled to left center, Schoop scored, Castillo to third
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Jones lined out to right
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Abreu flied out to deep right
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • T. Frazier: Frazier popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
            • M. Trumbo: Trumbo singled to center
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Davidson homered to left
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Smith singled to center
            • W. Garcia: Garcia flied out to center
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera singled to center, Smith to third
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Foul, Anderson grounded out to first
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • R. Tejada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Tejada singled to left
            • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Joseph flied out to right
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rickard grounded into double play third to second to first, Tejada out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to second
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson flied out to left
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu singled to deep left
            • A. Garcia: Garcia singled to left, Abreu to second
            • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mancini lined out to right
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Schoop grounded out to second
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castillo lined out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Garcia singled to deep left
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Davidson struck out on foul tip
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Sanchez singled to left, Garcia to second
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Smith reached on an infield single to shortstop, Garcia to third, Sanchez to second
            • W. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Holmberg Pitching:
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rickard lined out to right
            • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jones singled to left
            • M. Machado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Machado popped out to first
            • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Trumbo reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Jones out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Tillman Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to second
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson lined out to right
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu lined out to right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)