Mullins gets 4 hits to help Orioles beat White Sox 8-4

BALTIMORE (AP) The young players on the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles have endured a whole lot of losses in front of quite a few small crowds this season.

Some days, however, are worth savoring.

Rookie Cedric Mullins had a career-high four hits, Jonathan Villar and Adam Jones homered and the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Baltimore jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and made the advantage stand up in front of 19,104 spirited fans on a sunny afternoon.

''It's a great kind of reminder of what has been, what can be and hopefully will be again,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''You can tell the younger players feed off that a little bit. These days are hard to find.''

Not recently, anyway.

After taking control against Lucas Giolito (10-11), Baltimore secured its 43rd victory. That means the Orioles can't match the major league record of 120 losses in a season, set by the 1962 New York Mets.

It's a small consolation for a team that traded away veteran talent for prospects in July.

Sometimes, the young kids come through. Mullins added a fine catch in center field to go with his four hits; Ryan Meisinger (1-0) got the final two outs in the fifth inning for his first major league victory and Paul Fry finished for his initial big league save.

Unfortunately, rookie starter David Hess yielded three home runs and couldn't get out of the fifth.

''When the guys go out there and put up runs for you as a pitcher you want to go and shut it down and show that you have their back,'' Hess said. ''I wasn't able to do that.''

Daniel Palka hit two solo home runs and Yolmer Sanchez had a two-run shot for the White Sox.

Palka, who leads Chicago with 24 home runs, left in the eighth inning after diving in a futile effort to catch a sinking liner.

''Jammed his knee and tweaked the other side. Body contorted a bit,'' manager Rick Renteria said.

Palka said, ''It's fine. It just kind of jammed into the ground.''

The Orioles sent nine players to the plate in their biggest first inning of the year. Villar and Jones both hit RBI singles before DJ Stewart collected his first major league RBI with a grounder. Jones scored on an error, and Breyvic Valera capped the uprising with a sacrifice fly.

''We just didn't come out in that first inning ready to play defense, myself included,'' Giolito said. ''There were quite a few pitches that inning that I left up over the plate. The next thing you know there's five runs on the board.''

Villar homered to make it 6-1 before long balls by Sanchez and Palka chased Hess.

Jones hit his 15th homer in the seventh. It's been a strange month for the 33-year-old veteran, who's seen a lot of bench time while the rebuilding Orioles look at a few of their younger outfielders.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: INF Tim Anderson got the day off after playing 27 consecutive games. ''I think he's been pushing and playing great for us,'' Renteria said. ''My eyes are telling me that he's a little gassed. Being able to give him a day today and a natural day off tomorrow will be helpful.'' ... OF Avisail Garcia also is dealing with some soreness and was out of the lineup.

Orioles: C Chance Sisco left in the fourth inning after having his chin cut by a foul tip. ... RHP Luis Ortiz (hamstring) will receive an MRI on Monday or Tuesday and might be shut down for the season. The rookie hurt himself during his first major league start Friday, the second time this season he's dealt with a hamstring issue. ''It's something we need to solve as we go forward,'' Showalter said.

UP NEXT

White Sox: After a day off Monday, Chicago will call upon lefty Carlos Rodon (6-5, 3.10 ERA) to start in Cleveland. He's 4-2 with 2.44 ERA lifetime against the Indians.

Orioles: Toronto comes to town for a three-game series that begins Monday. Baltimore's lone three-game sweep of the season was against the Blue Jays last month.

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  • W: R. Meisinger (1-0)L: L. Giolito (10-11)S: P. Fry (1)
  • HR: CHW - Y. Sanchez (8), D. Palka 2 (24), BAL - J. Villar (14), A. Jones (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Moncada 2B51000032.226.306.393.698-0.5
Y. Sanchez 3B41121111.247.315.380.6959.5
J. Abreu DH30000122.265.325.473.7981.0
D. Palka RF42222014.243.294.489.78411.5
R. LaMarre RF10000011.273.319.373.692-0.5
M. Davidson 1B40100101.233.329.446.7742.0
N. Delmonico LF40100112.213.299.382.6811.5
W. Castillo C40200012.243.287.405.6921.5
J. Rondon SS40000025.244.303.488.791-1.0
A. Engel CF40200022.238.279.345.6241.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Mullins CF51410000.276.354.431.7859.0
    J. Rickard LF41000003.238.297.409.7062.0
    J. Villar SS52321013.268.328.402.7299.5
    A. Jones RF42221105.285.317.430.74612.0
    T. Mancini 1B30000123.240.299.414.7130.0
    D. Stewart DH41010010.000.071.000.0711.5
    R. Nunez 3B30100001.240.308.375.6833.0
    J. Peterson PR-3B01000000.204.313.330.6431.0
    B. Valera 2B20110100.245.328.245.5733.0
    C. Sisco C20000004.181.288.269.5570.0
    A. Wynns C10000000.241.267.368.6340.0
      BATTING
      • HR - Y. Sanchez (8), D. Palka 2 (24)
      • RBI - Y. Sanchez 2 (51), D. Palka 2 (60)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Sanchez, D. Palka 4 (4), N. Delmonico, J. Rondon 3 (3), A. Engel 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Mullins (9), R. Nunez (12)
      • HR - J. Villar (14), A. Jones (15)
      • SF - B. Valera
      • SH - A. Wynns (3)
      • RBI - C. Mullins (8), J. Villar 2 (45), A. Jones 2 (58), D. Stewart, B. Valera (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Villar (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones 3 (3), T. Mancini, C. Sisco
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Sanchez (14)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Mullins, A. Jones (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Moncada-Davidson; Moncada-Rondon-Davidson; Rondon-Moncada-Davidson)
      • E - M. Davidson (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Hess-Valera-Mancini-Villar)
      • E - T. Mancini (4), J. Villar (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Giolito (L, 10-11)6.08642115.771.43-0.5
      J. Ruiz1.01110213.381.882.0
      R. Burr0.12111004.051.35-4.0
      R. Scahill0.20000100.000.000.5
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Giolito (L, 10-11)6.0
      J. Ruiz1.0
      R. Burr0.1
      R. Scahill0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hess4.16431735.221.425.5
      R. Meisinger (W, 1-0)0.21001005.631.385.0
      T. Scott (H, 3)1.01001305.631.562.5
      M. Castro (H, 4)1.11000004.031.492.0
      P. Fry (S, 1)1.20001403.601.4011.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hess4.1
      R. Meisinger (W, 1-0)0.2
      T. Scott (H, 3)1.0
      M. Castro (H, 4)1.1
      P. Fry (S, 1)1.2
      PITCHING
      • HBP - L. Giolito (15), R. Burr
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 98-61, J. Ruiz 15-10, R. Burr 13-5, R. Scahill 6-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 12-5, J. Ruiz 1-0, R. Burr 1-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 29, J. Ruiz 4, R. Burr 5, R. Scahill 2
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Hess (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 104-68, R. Meisinger 15-9, T. Scott 22-12, M. Castro 16-10, P. Fry 28-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 4-3, M. Castro 1-3, P. Fry 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Hess 22, R. Meisinger 4, T. Scott 5, M. Castro 5, P. Fry 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      Y. Moncada 2B51000032.226.306.393.698-0.5
      Y. Sanchez 3B41121111.247.315.380.6959.5
      J. Abreu DH30000122.265.325.473.7981.0
      D. Palka RF42222014.243.294.489.78411.5
      R. LaMarre RF10000011.273.319.373.692-0.5
      M. Davidson 1B40100101.233.329.446.7742.0
      N. Delmonico LF40100112.213.299.382.6811.5
      W. Castillo C40200012.243.287.405.6921.5
      J. Rondon SS40000025.244.303.488.791-1.0
      A. Engel CF40200022.238.279.345.6241.0
      Total37494341422-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        C. Mullins CF51410000.276.354.431.7859.0
        J. Rickard LF41000003.238.297.409.7062.0
        J. Villar SS52321013.268.328.402.7299.5
        A. Jones RF42221105.285.317.430.74612.0
        T. Mancini 1B30000123.240.299.414.7130.0
        D. Stewart DH41010010.000.071.000.0711.5
        R. Nunez 3B30100001.240.308.375.6833.0
        J. Peterson PR-3B01000000.204.313.330.6431.0
        B. Valera 2B20110100.245.328.245.5733.0
        C. Sisco C20000004.181.288.269.5570.0
        A. Wynns C10000000.241.267.368.6340.0
        Total37911823521-----
          BATTING
          • HR - Y. Sanchez (8), D. Palka 2 (24)
          • RBI - Y. Sanchez 2 (51), D. Palka 2 (60)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Sanchez, D. Palka 4 (4), N. Delmonico, J. Rondon 3 (3), A. Engel 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Mullins (9), R. Nunez (12)
          • HR - J. Villar (14), A. Jones (15)
          • SF - B. Valera
          • SH - A. Wynns (3)
          • RBI - C. Mullins (8), J. Villar 2 (45), A. Jones 2 (58), D. Stewart, B. Valera (7)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Villar (20)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones 3 (3), T. Mancini, C. Sisco
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - Y. Sanchez (14)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - C. Mullins, A. Jones (7)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Moncada-Davidson; Moncada-Rondon-Davidson; Rondon-Moncada-Davidson)
          • E - M. Davidson (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Hess-Valera-Mancini-Villar)
          • E - T. Mancini (4), J. Villar (10)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Giolito (L, 10-11)6.08642115.771.43-0.5
          J. Ruiz1.01110213.381.882.0
          R. Burr0.12111004.051.35-4.0
          R. Scahill0.20000100.000.000.5
          Total8.01186342---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Giolito (L, 10-11)6.0
          J. Ruiz1.0
          R. Burr0.1
          R. Scahill0.2
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Hess4.16431735.221.425.5
          R. Meisinger (W, 1-0)0.21001005.631.385.0
          T. Scott (H, 3)1.01001305.631.562.5
          M. Castro (H, 4)1.11000004.031.492.0
          P. Fry (S, 1)1.20001403.601.4011.0
          Total9.09434143---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Hess4.1
          R. Meisinger (W, 1-0)0.2
          T. Scott (H, 3)1.0
          M. Castro (H, 4)1.1
          P. Fry (S, 1)1.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - L. Giolito (15), R. Burr
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 98-61, J. Ruiz 15-10, R. Burr 13-5, R. Scahill 6-4
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 12-5, J. Ruiz 1-0, R. Burr 1-0
          • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 29, J. Ruiz 4, R. Burr 5, R. Scahill 2
          PITCHING
          • HBP - D. Hess (7)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hess 104-68, R. Meisinger 15-9, T. Scott 22-12, M. Castro 16-10, P. Fry 28-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hess 4-3, M. Castro 1-3, P. Fry 1-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Hess 22, R. Meisinger 4, T. Scott 5, M. Castro 5, P. Fry 6
          • 8TH INNING
            Mullins singled to left, Peterson scored, Valera to third48
          • 7TH INNING
            Jones homered to left center47
          • 5TH INNING
            Palka homered to left center46
            Sanchez homered to center, Moncada scored36
          • 4TH INNING
            Villar homered to right16
          • 2ND INNING
            Palka homered to right15
          • 1ST INNING
            Valera hit sacrifice fly to right, Stewart scored05
            Nunez safe at first on 1st baseman Davidson fielding error, Jones scored, Stewart to third04
            Stewart reached on fielder's choice to second, Villar scored03
            Jones singled to shallow right, Rickard scored, Villar to third02
            Villar singled to center, Mullins scored, Rickard to third01
          • 9TH INNING
            • P. Fry Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked
            • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, LaMarre struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Davidson grounded out to first, Abreu to second
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Delmonico struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • M. Castro Pitching:
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Foul, Rondon popped out to shortstop
            • A. Engel: Ball, Engel singled to left
            • Paul Fry relieved Miguel Castro
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Ryan Burr relieved Jose Ruiz
            • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Nunez doubled to right
            • Ryan LaMarre in right field
            • Jace Peterson ran for Renato Nunez
            • B. Valera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Valera walked
            • A. Wynns: Wynns hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Peterson to third, Valera to second
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Mullins singled to left, Peterson scored, Valera to third
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Ball, Rickard hit by pitch, Mullins to second
            • Rob Scahill relieved Ryan Burr
            • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • A. Jones: Jones flied out to center
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Miguel Castro relieved Tanner Scott
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Davidson lined out to left
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Delmonico grounded out to first
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Castillo lined out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Ruiz relieved Lucas Giolito
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Villar grounded out to second
            • A. Jones: Jones homered to left center
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • D. Stewart: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stewart struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Tanner Scott relieved Ryan Meisinger
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Engel singled to left
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • Y. Sanchez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked, Engel to second
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Abreu struck out on foul tip
            • D. Palka: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • A. Wynns: Wynns grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mullins lined out to first
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rickard grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Foul, Moncada safe at first on 1st baseman Mancini fielding error
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Sanchez homered to center, Moncada scored
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Palka homered to left center
            • Ryan Meisinger relieved David Hess
            • M. Davidson: Davidson flied out to left
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Delmonico walked
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Castillo singled to center, Delmonico to second
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Rondon popped out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • D. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Stewart grounded out to second
            • R. Nunez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Nunez grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Valera: Strike looking, Ball, Valera lined out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davidson singled to center
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Delmonico singled to right, Davidson to third
            • W. Castillo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul
            • Castillo struck out swinging
            • J. Rondon: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Rondon struck out on foul tip
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Ball, Mullins reached on an infield single to second
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Rickard grounded out to second, Mullins out at second
            • J. Villar: Ball, Villar homered to right
            • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to first
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Engel struck out looking
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Moncada flied out to left
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Sanchez safe at first on shortstop Villar fielding error
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Abreu hit by pitch, Sanchez to second
            • D. Palka: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez stole third, Palka grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
            • D. Stewart: Stewart grounded out to third, Mancini to second
            • R. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Nunez hit by pitch
            • B. Valera: Foul, Valera singled to right, Mancini to third, Nunez to second
            • C. Sisco: Sisco grounded out to shortstop, Valera out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • D. Palka: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Palka homered to right
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davidson walked
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Delmonico grounded out to pitcher, Davidson out at second
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castillo singled to center
            • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rondon struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • C. Mullins: Foul, Ball, Mullins singled to shallow left
            • J. Rickard: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Rickard flied out to left
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Mullins stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Villar singled to right, Mullins to third
            • A. Jones: Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Jones grounded out to second, Villar out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Hess Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez popped out to shortstop
            • J. Abreu: Abreu flied out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Giolito Pitching:
            • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Ball, Mullins doubled to left center
            • J. Rickard: Rickard reached on fielder's choice to pitcher
            • J. Villar: Ball, Villar singled to center, Mullins scored, Rickard to third
            • A. Jones: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Jones singled to shallow right, Rickard scored, Villar to third
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • D. Stewart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones stole second, Stewart reached on fielder's choice to second, Villar scored
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Nunez safe at first on 1st baseman Davidson fielding error, Jones scored, Stewart to third
            • B. Valera: Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Valera hit sacrifice fly to right, Stewart scored
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Sisco flied out to left
            • End of the 1st (5 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)