7:05 pm
August 23

White Sox @ Orioles

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago White Sox (62-60)

@ Baltimore Orioles (63-58)


Starting Pitchers:

Cease (CHW): 12-5; 2.09 ERA

Voth (BAL) 3-1; 4.86 ERA


Current odds:

Chicago White Sox: (-139)

Baltimore Orioles: (+120)


The starting line-up for the White Sox is as follows:


The starting line-up for the Orioles is as follows:

White Sox at Orioles | O's Starting Lineup | Broadcasted on MASN | 7:05 p.m. First Pitch

CF - Mullins
C - Rutschman
DH - Santander
1B - Mountcastle
2B - Vavra
RF - Stowers
LF - Hays
3B - Odor
SS - Mateo
P - Voth

Photo features Mullins in the dugout showing off the Home Run Chain.

The Baltimore Orioles took a victorious side trip prior to their Tuesday night home game against the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox remain on their own unusual trip. The Orioles split a pair of games in Baltimore on Friday and Saturday, then beat the Red Sox 5-3 on Sunday night in Williamsport, Pa. Then they headed back home.

The White Sox were supposed to finish a series in Cleveland on Sunday after splitting the first two games of the series, but the scheduled finale against the Guardians was postponed because of unplayable field conditions. Then they went to Kansas City on Monday afternoon for a one-game stopover, and they lost 6-4 to the Royals. Now it’s on to Baltimore for the beginning of a three-game series. So Tuesday will mark the White Sox’s third city in three days — and none of those venues was Chicago.

The White Sox endured more trouble on Monday with starting pitcher Michael Kopech departing due to soreness behind his left knee after failing to record an out while facing four batters. That could mean a taxed bullpen in Baltimore after seven pitchers followed him to the mound in the loss.

Two days earlier, the White Sox lost catcher Yasmani Grandal to a left knee injury when he was thrown out at the plate. Manager Tony La Russa said the team’s offensive shortcomings might have played into the decision to send Grandal with Chicago leading Cleveland 1-0 in the seventh inning. The strategy came with a cost, though, as Grandal was placed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday.

The Orioles received all sorts of fanfare while in Williamsport, the city that holds the Little League World Series, and making a rare appearance on national television. The Baltimore contingent enjoyed the festivities and perhaps the diversion — albeit brief — from the stress of the quest to make the playoffs.

Now the Orioles must refocus for their Tuesday matchup with White Sox ace Dylan Cease (12-5, 2.09 ERA). The right-hander won five consecutive starts until a loss Aug. 11 against the Kansas City Royals and then a no-decision on Aug. 16 against the Houston Astros, who tagged him for three runs in five innings.

Cease won a June 26 start at home against the Orioles, when he struck out a career-high 13. He limited Baltimore to four hits, including Jonathan Arauz’s solo home run, in seven innings. Arauz is currently on a minor league rehab assignment as he works his way back from a broken finger. In his career, Cease is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in three starts against the Orioles.

Baltimore will go with right-hander Austin Voth (3-1, 4.86 ERA) as its Tuesday starter. He has won all three of his decisions since the start of July. Voth is coming off a splendid six-inning outing when he blanked the Toronto Blue Jays on two hits last Wednesday before a rare bullpen failure cost the Orioles. Voth opposed the White Sox for the first time in his career on June 24, when he pitched three innings of one-run ball.

StreakSmarter Pick
Chicago White Sox