Matt Davidson's slam powers White Sox over Orioles, 6-1

KANSAS CITY MO.- MAY 13 Baltimore Orioles' first baseman Chris Davis at bat during a MLB game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals

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It was the positive end of the odd stats that helped the White Sox on Tuesday evening, as the 26-year-old Davidson hit hit first career grand slam to help lead his team to a 6-1 win against the Orioles at Guaranteed Rate Field. The string of home runs began against the White Sox on May 6, but Bundy was able to limit the club to three runs on six hits in six innings to pick up the win.

Machado says he felt good hitting and taking grounders Monday, adding that he does not expect any limitations. Avisail Garcia celebrated his 26th birthday by recording his fifth multi-hit performance in his last eight games in the opener and has recorded two homers, eight RBIs and six runs scored in that stretch. The Orioles have allowed 16 runs in this series and five or more runs in their last 10 games.

"The first five innings were really good", Asher said. Garcia then doubled to the left-center gap to score both runners.

"The first-and-third situation was tough", Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. "The last inning, I kind of maybe tried to do a little too much and fell behind some hitters and made a mistake".

Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado swings on an RBI single off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Derek Holland during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Chicago.

The 438-foot blast was typical of the long homers that Davidson was known for in his minor league career.

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"(We had) big double plays when we needed them and made pitches when I needed to as well", Holland said.

NOTES: There was no official word on Tuesday but Orioles slugger Chris Davis appears bound for the disabled list after suffering an oblique injury in Monday's loss to Chicago.

Asher allowed six runs on six hits with a pair of walks and a strikeout in five innings to bring his ERA to 5.05. He threw 90 pitches, striking out six and walking two.

The pitching matchup in this game features Dylan Bundy (6-5, 3.05 ERA) on the mound for Baltimore to face Miguel Gonzalez (4-7, 4.89) of the White Sox.

The Orioles are 1-8 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series, 5-2 in Bundys last 7 starts with 4 days of rest and 1-5 in Bundys last 6 starts.

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