The O’s advance to 65-59, 2 1⁄2 games out of an AL wild card. The Pale Hose fall to 63-62, five games out of a wild-card spot.
Lance Lynn made his 14th start of the season for the White Sox, giving up an earned run over six innings on three hits and a walk while striking out eight.
Lynn used a six-pitch arsenal, throwing his 4-seamer 40 times. He had a 37% CSW rate from his sinker, bringing about six called strikes and five whiffs. Lynn saw growth in spin rate on all six pitches.
Here are the number’s behind Lynn’s quality start:
The Orioles got seven innings of one-earned-run ball from starter Jordan Lyles, who allowed nine hits while striking out two Sox.
Lyles used a six-pitch set in his 26th start of the year, using his slider and 4-seamer a combined 60 times. He set up the most strikes with his sinker, getting two whiffs and seven called strikes for a 47% CSW rate.
Lyles’ 95-pitch outing looked like this:
With two on, one out in the bottom of the 10th, Orioles shortstop Jorge Mateo flied out to center.
The at bat had a 4.32 LI, immediately followed by a 4.31 LI fielder’s choice from center fielder Cedric Mullins.
White Sox reliever Joe Kelly had 3.40 pLI on the game, pitching a scoreless 10th.
With the bases empty, two out in the bottom of the ninth with the White Sox ahead 3-2, Orioles rookie Kyle Stowers hit his first career homer to tie the game.
The long ball added .490 WPA for the Orioles.
Orioles reliever Félix Bautista added .608 WPA for Baltimore, going perfect in extras.
Luckiest hit: José Abreu gave the Sox the lead in the top of the eighth with his .170 xBA single to left.
Toughest out: Stowers was hitless before his game-tying homer, including his 95.8 mph, .680 xBA line out in the fourth.
Hardest hit: White Sox center fielder Luis Robert hammered a 107.8 mph ground ball into a double play in the top of the first. And as long as he’s doing that, Tony La Russa says he won’t rest him. Sigh.
Weakest contact: White Sox left fielder Andrew Vaughn hit a 41.7 mph ground out in the top of the eighth.
Longest hit: Stowers’ homer traveled 404 feet into the Oriole Park seats.
Magic Number: 2
Andrew Vaughn barreled both his hits (home run, double) in the 4-3 loss.
Vaughn has nine barrels in the month of August.
Hard-hit is any ball off the bat at 95 mph or more
LI measures pressure per play
pLId measures total pressure faced in-game
Whiff a swing-and-miss
WPA win probability added measures contributions to the win
xBA expected batting average
Who was the White Sox MVP in the 4-3 loss to the Orioles?
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Joe Kelly: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, H, .304 WPA
Jimmy Lambert (H): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, K, .135 WPA
Andrew Vaughn: 2-for-4, solo home run, .086 WPA
Reynaldo López: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, K, .084 WPA
Gavin Sheets: 3-for-5, R, 2 K, .062 WPA
Lance Lynn: 6.0 IP, ER, 3 H, HR, BB, 8 K, .043 WPA
Who was the White Sox Cold Cat in the 4-3 loss to the Orioles?
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Liam Hendriks (BS): 1.0 IP, game-tying solo home run, -.314 WPA
Seby Zavala: 0-for-4, -.263 WPA
Jake Diekman (L): 0.0 IP, 2 H, -.196 WPA
Adam Engel: 0-for-1, -.081 WPA