BALTIMORE (AP) — José Abreu homered and drove in five runs, James McCann had a homer and four RBIs and Chicago White Sox beat the bumbling Baltimore Orioles 12-2 Monday night.
McCann’s three-run drive off David Hess (1-4) highlighted a four-run fifth inning, and Abreu’s shot with a man on sparked a four-run seventh against Tanner Scott.READ MORE: 1 Killed, 4 Injured In Evanston Shooting
Abreu also had an RBI single in the fifth and singled in two runs during a four-run eighth.
The rebuilding Orioles have lost four straight, fell to 1-10 at home and drew just 8,555 — their fifth time under 10,000 at Camden Yards this season.
Their youth and inexperience was on full display in this defeat: Shortstop Richie Martin committed two errors; Renanto Núñez killed a potential uprising by getting picked off third base with the bases loaded; Pedro Severino had a passed ball during Chicago’s pivotal fifth inning; and Miguel Castro threw three wild pitches in the eighth.READ MORE: At Least 40 People Wounded, 3 Killed In Thanksgiving Weekend Shootings In Chicago
Catcher Jesús Sucre pitched the ninth for Baltimore, marking the third time in 24 games this season that manager Brandon Hyde has used a position player on the mound. Throwing sliders in the 65 mph range, Sucre worked a 1-2-3 inning.
Hess retired 12 of his first 13 batters before he fell apart in the fifth, when he walked two and allowed four hits — a home run, two doubles and a single.
Making his first start since 2015 — his last season in the majors before this year — Chicago left-hander Manny Bañuelos gave up five hits and a walk over four shutout innings. He was followed by Ryan Burr, who allowed a run in 1 2/3 innings, and Jace Fry (1-0), who permitted one hit over 1 1/3 innings.
Baltimore’s runs came on an RBI double by Trey Mancini in the fifth and solo homer by Severino in the ninth.MORE NEWS: Wolfpack Junior Football Team Needs Funds To Compete For National Championship In Florida
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