White Sox Game Notes For Monday vs. Baltimore
* Baltimore’s win against the Indians on Sunday snapped a two-game losing streak against AL Central opponents and a four-game road losing streak against the AL Central. The Orioles have struggled against the AL Central this season, posting a .385 (10-16) win percentage versus teams from that division – their lowest win percentage against any division this season. However, the Orioles are 2-1 (.667) versus the White Sox this season.
* The Orioles beat the Indians 4-1 on Sunday. Baltimore was down 1-0 until the sixth inning, but outscored Cleveland 4-0 from the sixth inning on. This season, the Orioles have outscored their opponents by 52 runs (148-96) from the sixth inning on when playing on the road – the second-largest road run differential from the sixth inning on in Major League Baseball (Washington, +54).
* The White Sox scored seven runs on nine hits against the Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday. Since the All-Star break, Chicago is batting .295 at home – the second-highest home batting average in Major League Baseball over that span (Colorado – .327).
* Nick Markakis is riding a nine-game hit streak and has reached base in 16 consecutive games (via hit, hit by pitch or walk). During his 16-game streak of reaching base safely (began on July 31), Markakis is hitting .369 with a .461 on-base percentage.
* Bud Norris has struggled when facing teams outside of the AL East this season, going 4-6 with a 4.71 ERA in 11 starts against teams not in the AL East. In nine starts against his AL East division rivals this season, Norris is 6-1 with a 2.62 ERA.
* Since July 1, Chris Sale has posted a 1.57 ERA – the third-lowest ERA in Major League Baseball over that span (minimum 40 innings pitched).