Game 127: Orioles 4, White Sox 2

The Good:

* Brian Matusz was on his game again, with just a single blemish (courtesy of Gordon Beckham). Final line; 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR. Not a huge fan of having him throw 115+ pitches two starts in a row though.

* Brian Roberts worked a free pass and hit his 3rd home run of the season.

* Felix Pie went 2-3 and walked for the first time since July 29th.

* Matt Wieters grounded into a double play – shocking, I know – but also picked up a couple hits including a double.

The Bad:

* Josh Bell was 0-4 with 2 more strike-outs. That makes 33 strike-outs (37% of his at bats have ended in a K) and just 2 walks on the year for Bell.

The Final:

With the 4-2 win the O’s are 13-9 under Buck Showalter and remain 2 games ahead of the Pirates in the standings.