Chicago White Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 3-1

There were some rocky moments.

Adam Loewen's 14th pitch last night was pounded into the right-center-field seats by Jim Thome, the three-run homer coming before the Orioles had recorded an out.

Loewen also walked five and went to three-ball counts on 11 of the 27 Chicago White Sox that he faced. However, at the end of the day, he gave Orioles manager Dave Trembley what he needed with six innings, but not necessarily what he wanted. Trembley's offense did neither.


A recap of the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the White Sox last night:

Slow out of the gate

The Orioles could use a quick, uneventful first inning, but they didn't get it last night. Adam Loewen threw 27 pitches in the inning, including an 89-mph, belt-high fastball to Jim Thome on a 1-2 count that the White Sox' designated hitter turned into a three-run homer. At that point, Loewen still hadn't recorded an out. He blanked the White Sox over the next five innings before a hig...