Baltimore Orioles defeat Chicago White Sox, 11-3

The Orioles were looking for something, anything to break a five-game losing streak and end a terrible homestand with a positive last night.

What they received in an 11-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox was an offensive explosion, an adequate pitching performance and several fine defensive plays.

They also got a key assist from a plate of bad scallops.

Melvin Mora, Aubrey Huff and Kevin Millar each homered, and rookie Radhames Liz (5-3) pitched just well enough...

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Orioles shortstop Juan Castro, who was in an 0-for-11 skid and just 2-for-20 during the homestand, hit a double during a two-run rally in the second inning and drove in two runs with a bloop single in the fifth. Both hits came with two outs.

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Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis threw out the White Sox's Jim Thome, who was trying to stretch a drive off the right-field scoreboard into a double in the third. It was Markakis'...

The Orioles' already thin pitching staff is in danger of getting even thinner as the club waits to find out more about Daniel Cabrera, who is experiencing discomfort in his right forearm.

Concerned about the recent fall-off in Cabrera's velocity, the Orioles had their No. 2 starter undergo a magnetic resonance imaging on his right arm Tuesday. Manager Dave Trembley said the MRI came back negative but that Cabrera recently disclosed that he has felt discomfort. The devel...