Orioles hit 4 HRs off Nova, beat White Sox 9-1 to end skid

BALTIMORE (AP) During a season already littered with poor pitching performances and lopsided defeats, the Baltimore Orioles altered the script with an impressive display of pitching, offense and defense.

Dwight Smith Jr. hit a three-run homer, one of four long balls off Ivan Nova, and Baltimore overpowered the Chicago White Sox 9-1 Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.

Renato Nunez, Chris Davis and Joey Rickard also connected for the Orioles, who improved their home record to 2-10 before a cozy, appreciative crowd of 8,953.

Andrew Cashner (4-1) gave up one run, five hits and a walk over seven innings to win his fourth straight decision. Just as important, he provided much needed rest to a bullpen that was drained in a 12-2 loss to Chicago one night earlier.

''That was a veteran pitcher on the mound, knowing what our club needed and delivering,'' manager Brandon Hyde said.

The defense was stellar, too.

Returning from a one-day absence with a strained quad, Smith made a perfectly timed, high-flying catch at the wall in left field to rob Adam Engel of a two-run homer in the second inning. One inning later, right fielder Trey Mancini made a leaping, backhand grab of a liner by Jose Abreu.

''We played really well all three phases tonight,'' Hyde said. ''One of our better efforts of the year.''

Nova (0-3) yielded nine runs over four innings. Obtained in an offseason trade with Pittsburgh, the right-hander has an 8.42 ERA over five starts and has given up 11 hits in each of his last two outings.

''I missed location with all my pitches tonight,'' he said. ''I threw the ball out over the plate a lot and I got hit.''

After Nunez hit a solo shot in the third, Rio Ruiz singled and Davis hit his second home run of the season - the first at home since Aug. 24 - for a 4-0 lead.

In the fourth, Smith followed singles by Jonathan Villar and Mancini with a long drive to right , and Rickard connected one out later with a man on.

That would be Nova's final inning.

''We needed him to give us some innings, but it was a pretty offensive fourth for them,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''He had driven his pitch count up and at that point we needed to settle everything down.''

Renteria remains hopeful that Nova will get on track.

''Obviously he got into a little trouble tonight, had quite a few misses,'' the manager said. ''A tough day, one I'm sure he will put behind him.''

The White Sox offense wasn't much better. Chicago's lone run came on a sixth-inning RBI single by Tim Anderson.

Coming into the game, Baltimore surrendered a major league-high 59 homers and hit only 26. On this night, the Orioles turned it around.

''We've shown some flashes of being really good in some certain areas and I just think we've been really inconsistent,'' Cashner said. ''If we can be more consistent, we'll be a pretty good ballclub.''

LEARNING ON THE JOB

Hyde went to the postseason four straight years before becoming a rookie manager with the Orioles, and now he's trying to make something good happen in Baltimore. ''We're trying to develop winning players,'' Hyde said. ''We're just scratching the surface. We've had a lot of guys who haven't won in the big leagues and haven't had a ton of success in the big leagues. But we believe in them and we're going to stay with them.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: Leadoff hitter Leury Garcia was rested by Renteria, who inserted Yoan Moncada atop the batting order.

Orioles: RHP Nate Karns (forearm strain) threw a side session Tuesday and hopes to resume his rehabilitation stint with Triple-A Norfolk this week.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Ervin Santana (0-1, 10.38 ERA) works the series finale Wednesday night. He's seeking his 150th career victory and first with Chicago after signing as a free agent in February.

Orioles: LHP John Means (2-2, 1.72) plays the role of an opener for the third time this season. He lost his previous two starts despite allowing only a total of two earned runs in eight innings.

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  • W: A. Cashner (4-1)L: I. Nova (0-3)
  • HR: BAL - C. Davis (2), R. Nunez (6), J. Rickard (2), D. Smith (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Moncada 3B41200000.322.371.611.9825.0
T. Anderson SS40110011.395.418.6051.0231.5
J. Abreu 1B30100111.218.296.414.7101.5
Y. Alonso DH40000004.182.300.338.6380.0
W. Castillo C40100003.167.327.333.6601.0
N. Delmonico LF30100012.167.286.167.4520.5
R. Cordell RF30000002.333.360.6671.0270.0
Y. Sanchez 2B30000012.230.309.262.571-0.5
A. Engel CF30000021.152.200.303.503-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar 2B31200203.284.354.441.7956.0
    T. Mancini RF51100026.340.396.6201.0161.0
    D. Smith LF41131003.287.330.529.8598.0
    S. Wilkerson LF10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
    R. Nunez DH41111111.292.351.528.8796.5
    R. Ruiz 3B32100102.237.337.342.6794.0
    J. Rickard CF42221011.214.286.386.6718.5
    C. Davis 1B41221010.155.234.310.5457.5
    J. Sucre C20000100.224.286.259.5442.0
    R. Martin SS40100011.172.250.224.4740.5
      BATTING
      • 3B - Y. Moncada
      • RBI - T. Anderson (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Castillo 2 (2), Y. Sanchez, A. Engel
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Villar (5)
      • HR - D. Smith (5), R. Nunez (6), J. Rickard (2), C. Davis (2)
      • RBI - D. Smith 3 (18), R. Nunez (17), J. Rickard 2 (6), C. Davis 2 (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Rickard 2 (6), C. Davis 2 (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini 2 (2), D. Smith 2 (2), R. Nunez, R. Ruiz 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Nova-Castillo-Abreu)
      • E - A. Engel (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Martin-Ruiz-Davis; Villar-Ruiz-Davis; Ruiz-Villar-Davis)
      • E - R. Ruiz (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova (L, 0-3)4.011993448.421.75-14.0
      C. Fulmer0.20001004.761.24-1.0
      J. Osich1.20000102.080.693.5
      A. Colome0.20000002.790.830.0
      K. Herrera1.00001201.690.843.0
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova (L, 0-3)4.0
      C. Fulmer0.2
      J. Osich1.2
      A. Colome0.2
      K. Herrera1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (W, 4-1)7.05111504.181.3926.5
      P. Fry1.00000103.601.003.5
      G. Ynoa1.01000000.001.002.0
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner (W, 4-1)7.0
      P. Fry1.0
      G. Ynoa1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Fulmer (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 88-54, C. Fulmer 19-10, J. Osich 19-13, A. Colome 7-5, K. Herrera 25-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 5-2, C. Fulmer 1-1, J. Osich 2-2, A. Colome 1-1
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 25, C. Fulmer 4, J. Osich 5, A. Colome 2, K. Herrera 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 100-64, P. Fry 7-7, G. Ynoa 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 7-8, P. Fry 2-0, G. Ynoa 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 26, P. Fry 3, G. Ynoa 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      Y. Moncada 3B41200000.322.371.611.9825.0
      T. Anderson SS40110011.395.418.6051.0231.5
      J. Abreu 1B30100111.218.296.414.7101.5
      Y. Alonso DH40000004.182.300.338.6380.0
      W. Castillo C40100003.167.327.333.6601.0
      N. Delmonico LF30100012.167.286.167.4520.5
      R. Cordell RF30000002.333.360.6671.0270.0
      Y. Sanchez 2B30000012.230.309.262.571-0.5
      A. Engel CF30000021.152.200.303.503-1.0
      Total3116101616-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Villar 2B31200203.284.354.441.7956.0
        T. Mancini RF51100026.340.396.6201.0161.0
        D. Smith LF41131003.287.330.529.8598.0
        S. Wilkerson LF10000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
        R. Nunez DH41111111.292.351.528.8796.5
        R. Ruiz 3B32100102.237.337.342.6794.0
        J. Rickard CF42221011.214.286.386.6718.5
        C. Davis 1B41221010.155.234.310.5457.5
        J. Sucre C20000100.224.286.259.5442.0
        R. Martin SS40100011.172.250.224.4740.5
        Total34911845718-----
          BATTING
          • 3B - Y. Moncada
          • RBI - T. Anderson (14)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Castillo 2 (2), Y. Sanchez, A. Engel
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Villar (5)
          • HR - D. Smith (5), R. Nunez (6), J. Rickard (2), C. Davis (2)
          • RBI - D. Smith 3 (18), R. Nunez (17), J. Rickard 2 (6), C. Davis 2 (10)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Rickard 2 (6), C. Davis 2 (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini 2 (2), D. Smith 2 (2), R. Nunez, R. Ruiz 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Nova-Castillo-Abreu)
          • E - A. Engel (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Martin-Ruiz-Davis; Villar-Ruiz-Davis; Ruiz-Villar-Davis)
          • E - R. Ruiz (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          I. Nova (L, 0-3)4.011993448.421.75-14.0
          C. Fulmer0.20001004.761.24-1.0
          J. Osich1.20000102.080.693.5
          A. Colome0.20000002.790.830.0
          K. Herrera1.00001201.690.843.0
          Total8.01199574---
          PITCHERSIP
          I. Nova (L, 0-3)4.0
          C. Fulmer0.2
          J. Osich1.2
          A. Colome0.2
          K. Herrera1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cashner (W, 4-1)7.05111504.181.3926.5
          P. Fry1.00000103.601.003.5
          G. Ynoa1.01000000.001.002.0
          Total9.0611160---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cashner (W, 4-1)7.0
          P. Fry1.0
          G. Ynoa1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - C. Fulmer (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 88-54, C. Fulmer 19-10, J. Osich 19-13, A. Colome 7-5, K. Herrera 25-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 5-2, C. Fulmer 1-1, J. Osich 2-2, A. Colome 1-1
          • Batters Faced - I. Nova 25, C. Fulmer 4, J. Osich 5, A. Colome 2, K. Herrera 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 100-64, P. Fry 7-7, G. Ynoa 9-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 7-8, P. Fry 2-0, G. Ynoa 1-1
          • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 26, P. Fry 3, G. Ynoa 3
          • 6TH INNING
            Anderson singled to right, Moncada scored19
          • 4TH INNING
            Rickard homered to left, Ruiz scored09
            Smith homered to right, Villar and Mancini scored07
          • 3RD INNING
            Davis homered to left center, Ruiz scored04
            Nunez homered to left02
          • 2ND INNING
            Davis singled to center, Rickard scored, Davis to second on center fielder Engel throwing error01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Gabriel Ynoa relieved Paul Fry
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Abreu singled to left
            • Y. Alonso: Alonso popped out to third
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Castillo grounded into double play third to second to first, Abreu out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Paul Fry relieved Andrew Cashner
            • Stevie Wilkerson in left field
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada grounded out to second
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Kelvin Herrera relieved Alex Colome
            • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Nunez flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • W. Castillo: Castillo safe at first on 3rd baseman Ruiz throwing error
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Foul, Cordell flied out to left
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Sanchez flied out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • J. Osich Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • Alex Colome relieved Josh Osich
            • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sucre flied out to deep right
            • R. Martin: Martin grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Moncada tripled to deep right
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Anderson singled to right, Moncada scored
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Alonso grounded into double play second to third to first, Anderson out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Osich Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Nunez flied out to center
            • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ruiz grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Rickard fouled out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Cordell grounded out to first
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to second
            • A. Engel: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Engel struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Carson Fulmer relieved Ivan Nova
            • J. Sucre: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sucre hit by pitch
            • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martin reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Sucre out at second
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar walked, Martin to second
            • T. Mancini: Mancini popped out to second
            • Josh Osich relieved Carson Fulmer
            • D. Smith: Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso flied out to left
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Castillo singled to center
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Delmonico grounded into double play shortstop to third to first, Castillo out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Villar singled to left
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Mancini singled to left, Villar to second
            • D. Smith: Ball, Smith homered to right, Villar and Mancini scored
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ruiz walked
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rickard homered to left, Ruiz scored
            • C. Davis: Ball, Davis grounded out to third
            • End of the 4th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moncada lined out to center
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Abreu flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to first
            • R. Nunez: Foul, Nunez homered to left
            • R. Ruiz: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ruiz singled to center
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis homered to left center, Ruiz scored
            • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Sucre grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Delmonico singled to deep center
            • R. Cordell: Ball, Cordell grounded out to pitcher, Delmonico to second
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Sanchez struck out on foul tip
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Engel flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Foul, Rickard singled to center
            • C. Davis: Davis singled to center, Rickard scored, Davis to second on center fielder Engel throwing error
            • J. Sucre: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sucre walked
            • R. Martin: Foul, Martin reached on bunt single to pitcher, Davis to third, Sucre to second
            • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar grounded into double play pitcher to catcher to first, Davis out at home, Sucre to third, Martin to second
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moncada singled to center
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Anderson lined out to right
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked, Moncada to second
            • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike looking, Alonso grounded out to shortstop, Moncada to third, Abreu to second
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castillo lined out to right
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • I. Nova Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar doubled to deep right
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • D. Smith: Smith flied out to left
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez walked
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ruiz lined out to left
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)