Covey earns 1st win, White Sox hit 3 homers in rout of O's

CHICAGO (AP) Dylan Covey's first major league win was both impressive and worth the wait.

Covey tossed seven strong innings, Yoan Moncada and Adam Engel each hit three-run homers and the Chicago White Sox pounded the Baltimore Orioles 11-1 on Wednesday night.

Covey (1-1) allowed one run on six hits and struck out eight in his 20th game and 14th start - and longest outing - in the majors.

''It took a while to get it,'' Covey said. ''It's just been a process for me.

''I learned a lot in Triple-A this year. I think I just became more comfortable with myself on the mound. I don't fight myself anymore.''

The 26-year-old right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday to take Carson Fulmer's spot the in rotation after Fulmer was assigned to the farm club.

Covey made one start with Chicago earlier this season, losing on April 28 at Kansas City. He was 0-7 with a 7.71 ERA in 12 starts and six relief appearances in 2017.

In this one, Covey attacked the strike zone with ''90 percent fastballs in the first five innings or so,'' and then got a feel for his off-speed and breaking pitches the third time through the Orioles lineup.

''That was nice for him, his first career victory in pretty convincing fashion,'' manager Rick Renteria said.

Jose Rondon added his first major league homer, a two-run shot in the seventh, as last-place Chicago rolled to its fifth win in seven games.

''It was a very impressive game, a nice game for us,'' Rondon said through a translator. ''Dylan got his first victory and for me it was my first homer. We were having fun with this game and it felt good.''

Baltimore, last in the AL East, has lost four of five overall and is 5-21 on the road.

Moncada's shot to center in a four-run third inning put the White Sox ahead for good after Jace Peterson singled in Baltimore's lone run in the second. Moncada's seventh homer was his first since April 26, a stretch that included time on the disabled list with left hamstring tightness.

Engel, who entered hitting .183, added three singles and matched a career high with four hits. His drive to left in the fifth was his first homer since last September.

Alex Cobb (1-6) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since April 19. The right-hander allowed six runs on eight hits.

''It's the worst feeling when you're out on the mound and you go through the checklist of adjustments that you normally make to get the ball to do what you want, and it's still not doing it,'' Cobb said.

Covey looked shaky only in the second, when Baltimore used two singles and a walk to take a 1-0 lead.

In the third, Tim Anderson walked and Engel singled with one out before Moncada connected on a 1-2 pitch from Cobb.

Chicago tacked on two more runs in the fourth on RBI singles by Yolmer Sanchez and Jose Abreu.

Engel's shot with two outs in the in the fifth off Pedro Araujo made it 9-1. Rondon's drive complete the scoring.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: DH/OF Mark Trumbo was unavailable on Wednesday night because of a sore right knee and is day-to-day. Manager Buck Showalter said Trumbo suffered the injury sliding into second base on Tuesday night. ... Showalter said closer Zach Britton (right Achilles tendon) ''feels good'' after throwing 20 pitches in a one-inning simulated game on Tuesday. Britton is scheduled to toss a two-inning simulated game on Saturday before beginning a rehab assignment. ... RHP Darren O'Day (hyperextended elbow) ''didn't feel good enough'' to throw a side session on Wednesday, Showalter said.

White Sox: LF Leury Garcia left the game in the fifth inning with a left knee sprain after stealing third. He was replaced by Trayce Thompson. ... DH Matt Davidson (stiff back) was a last-minute scratch before the game. Rondon took his spot. Renteria said both Garcia and Davidson would be re-evaluated on Thursday.

UP NEXT

Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy (2-6, 4.70) faces White Sox righty Lucas Giolito (3-4, 6.42) in the finale of the four-game series on Thursday. Bundy has been roughed up in four of his last five starts, going 1-4. He was 1-2 with a 1.42 ERA after his first five outings. Giolito has allowed a combined five runs in 11 2/3 innings in his last two starts, both wins. His 34 walks allowed are most in the AL.

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  • W: D. Covey (1-1)L: A. Cobb (1-6)
  • HR: CHW - J. Rondon (1), A. Engel (1), Y. Moncada (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Mancini LF40100012.253.330.396.7260.5
A. Jones CF40000011.263.282.444.726-0.5
C. Gentry CF00000000.224.278.284.5610.0
M. Machado SS40000002.328.405.6351.0400.0
P. Alvarez 3B00000000.191.301.483.7840.0
J. Schoop 2B-SS40200011.236.269.382.6511.5
C. Davis 1B40000023.154.230.253.483-1.0
D. Valencia DH41100010.267.330.456.7861.5
C. Sisco C30100120.226.316.369.6851.0
J. Rickard RF40000013.286.355.536.891-0.5
J. Peterson 3B-2B30110001.192.314.274.5882.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B42131121.262.347.483.8309.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B50110011.286.318.417.7351.5
    J. Abreu 1B51210020.309.374.534.9074.0
    D. Palka RF40110112.282.311.549.8602.5
    W. Castillo C50100021.267.309.466.7740.0
    L. Garcia LF20000102.262.308.369.6775.0
    T. Thompson PR-LF01000100.119.157.284.4412.0
    J. Rondon DH32121100.300.333.550.88311.0
    T. Anderson SS32110100.232.296.396.6925.0
    A. Engel CF43421000.212.286.283.56914.0
      BATTING
      • RBI - J. Peterson (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Peterson (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (16)
      • HR - Y. Moncada (7), J. Rondon, A. Engel
      • RBI - Y. Moncada 3 (19), Y. Sanchez (22), J. Abreu (27), D. Palka (14), J. Rondon 2 (2), T. Anderson (12), A. Engel 2 (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Sanchez (11), J. Abreu (8), D. Palka (5), T. Anderson (8), A. Engel 2 (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - L. Garcia 2 (9), J. Rondon (2), A. Engel (7)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Abreu (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb (L, 1-6)3.28662317.321.93-10.5
      P. Araujo1.12332017.031.48-4.0
      T. Scott2.02222415.561.502.0
      M. Wright1.00000107.561.883.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb (L, 1-6)3.2
      P. Araujo1.1
      T. Scott2.0
      M. Wright1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Covey (W, 1-1)7.06111803.461.3127.0
      C. Volstad1.00000003.961.443.0
      A. Bummer1.00000103.451.663.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Covey (W, 1-1)7.0
      C. Volstad1.0
      A. Bummer1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Cobb
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 81-52, P. Araujo 31-14, T. Scott 41-26, M. Wright 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 4-4, P. Araujo 3-0, T. Scott 2-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 21, P. Araujo 7, T. Scott 10, M. Wright 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 103-65, C. Volstad 14-8, A. Bummer 7-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 10-4, C. Volstad 1-2, A. Bummer 2-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Covey 29, C. Volstad 3, A. Bummer 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Mancini LF40100012.253.330.396.7260.5
      A. Jones CF40000011.263.282.444.726-0.5
      C. Gentry CF00000000.224.278.284.5610.0
      M. Machado SS40000002.328.405.6351.0400.0
      P. Alvarez 3B00000000.191.301.483.7840.0
      J. Schoop 2B-SS40200011.236.269.382.6511.5
      C. Davis 1B40000023.154.230.253.483-1.0
      D. Valencia DH41100010.267.330.456.7861.5
      C. Sisco C30100120.226.316.369.6851.0
      J. Rickard RF40000013.286.355.536.891-0.5
      J. Peterson 3B-2B30110001.192.314.274.5882.0
      Total3416101913-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        Y. Moncada 2B42131121.262.347.483.8309.0
        Y. Sanchez 3B50110011.286.318.417.7351.5
        J. Abreu 1B51210020.309.374.534.9074.0
        D. Palka RF40110112.282.311.549.8602.5
        W. Castillo C50100021.267.309.466.7740.0
        L. Garcia LF20000102.262.308.369.6775.0
        T. Thompson PR-LF01000100.119.157.284.4412.0
        J. Rondon DH32121100.300.333.550.88311.0
        T. Anderson SS32110100.232.296.396.6925.0
        A. Engel CF43421000.212.286.283.56914.0
        Total351112113687-----
          BATTING
          • RBI - J. Peterson (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Peterson (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Abreu (16)
          • HR - Y. Moncada (7), J. Rondon, A. Engel
          • RBI - Y. Moncada 3 (19), Y. Sanchez (22), J. Abreu (27), D. Palka (14), J. Rondon 2 (2), T. Anderson (12), A. Engel 2 (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - Y. Sanchez (11), J. Abreu (8), D. Palka (5), T. Anderson (8), A. Engel 2 (4)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - L. Garcia 2 (9), J. Rondon (2), A. Engel (7)
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Abreu (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cobb (L, 1-6)3.28662317.321.93-10.5
          P. Araujo1.12332017.031.48-4.0
          T. Scott2.02222415.561.502.0
          M. Wright1.00000107.561.883.5
          Total8.0121111683---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cobb (L, 1-6)3.2
          P. Araujo1.1
          T. Scott2.0
          M. Wright1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Covey (W, 1-1)7.06111803.461.3127.0
          C. Volstad1.00000003.961.443.0
          A. Bummer1.00000103.451.663.5
          Total9.0611190---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Covey (W, 1-1)7.0
          C. Volstad1.0
          A. Bummer1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - A. Cobb
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 81-52, P. Araujo 31-14, T. Scott 41-26, M. Wright 14-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 4-4, P. Araujo 3-0, T. Scott 2-0
          • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 21, P. Araujo 7, T. Scott 10, M. Wright 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Covey 103-65, C. Volstad 14-8, A. Bummer 7-5
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Covey 10-4, C. Volstad 1-2, A. Bummer 2-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Covey 29, C. Volstad 3, A. Bummer 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Rondon homered to right, Thompson scored111
          • 5TH INNING
            Engel homered to left, Anderson scored19
            Anderson singled to right center, Rondon scored17
          • 4TH INNING
            Abreu singled to center, Moncada scored, Sanchez to third16
            Sanchez singled to right, Engel scored, Moncada to second15
          • 3RD INNING
            Palka singled to center, Abreu scored14
            Moncada homered to center, Anderson and Engel scored13
          • 2ND INNING
            Peterson singled to center, Valencia scored, Rickard to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Aaron Bummer relieved Chris Volstad
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Valencia grounded out to third
            • C. Sisco: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
            • J. Rickard: Rickard grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Chris Volstad relieved Dylan Covey
            • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado popped out to second
            • J. Schoop: Schoop grounded out to third
            • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Davis lined out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Mike Wright relieved Tanner Scott
            • Pedro Alvarez at third
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Abreu lined out to right
            • D. Palka: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Palka lined out to first
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Peterson grounded out to second
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mancini grounded out to first
            • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Craig Gentry in center
            • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Thompson walked
            • J. Rondon: Foul, Rondon homered to right, Thompson scored
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Anderson grounded out to second
            • A. Engel: Engel reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Valencia flied out to deep center
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Rickard grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tanner Scott relieved Pedro Araujo
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to second
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • D. Palka: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Palka walked
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mancini singled to left center
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
            • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Machado flied out to right
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop singled to left center, Mancini to second
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • P. Araujo Pitching:
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Garcia walked
            • J. Rondon: Strike swinging, Garcia stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garcia stole third
            • Rondon walked
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Thompson out at home, Rondon to second, Thompson out at home, Rondon to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson singled to right center, Rondon scored
            • A. Engel: Ball, Engel homered to left, Anderson scored
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Moncada grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Valencia struck out looking
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Sisco singled to left
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Rickard struck out on foul tip
            • J. Peterson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Peterson fouled out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rondon popped out to shortstop
            • T. Anderson: Anderson lined out to center
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Engel singled to left
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Engel stole second, Ball, Engel to third on wild pitch, Ball, Moncada walked
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez singled to right, Engel scored, Moncada to second
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Abreu singled to center, Moncada scored, Sanchez to third
            • Pedro Araujo relieved Alex Cobb
            • D. Palka: Ball, Palka grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to second
            • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Machado grounded out to first
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Davis flied out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • J. Rondon: Rondon grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Anderson walked
            • A. Engel: Pickoff attempt, Engel singled to left, Anderson to third
            • Y. Moncada: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Moncada homered to center, Anderson and Engel scored
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to first
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Abreu doubled to deep center
            • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Palka singled to center, Abreu scored
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Castillo singled to shallow left, Palka to second
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Valencia singled to right
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sisco walked, Valencia to second
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rickard reached on fielder's choice to second, Valencia to third, Sisco out at second
            • J. Peterson: Ball, Ball, Peterson singled to center, Valencia scored, Rickard to third
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • D. Palka: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Palka struck out looking
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castillo grounded out to third
            • L. Garcia: Garcia lined out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Covey Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones safe at first on 1st baseman Abreu fielding error, Jones to second
            • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Machado grounded out to second, Jones to third
            • J. Schoop: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez flied out to left
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)