Like the Red Sox and Yankees before them, the Orioles are hoping to keep taking advantage of the White Sox.
Baltimore looks to extend Chicago's seven-game losing streak -- all coming on this road trip through the American League East -- on Friday at Camden Yards. The Orioles will begin the day tied with Cleveland three games back of Tampa Bay for the second AL Wild Card. New York sits 2 1/2 games back.
Lately, the Orioles have been a one-trick pony, with their last 14 runs coming via the home run, including three in Thursday's night's 3-1 series-opening win. White Sox left-hander John Danks hopes to keep Baltimore in the park on Friday, while also snapping Chicago's skid.
Chicago's losing streak has come against teams in playoff contention, so even though the White Sox are in the spoiler role, there's been little spoiling. Instead, Chicago is trying to snap its streak and improve for 2014, second baseman Gordon Beckham said.
"We're just trying to get better as a team," Beckham said. "If we win some games we're not supposed to, then that's a plus. It's not something we relish. It is what it is. Hopefully, we just play our best and make it fair for other teams trying to get into the playoffs."
One start after facing old teammate and friend Jake Peavy, Danks sees another buddy in Orioles right-hander Scott Feldman. The two came up together in the Rangers system.
Feldman is coming off his best outing as an Oriole, tossing seven innings of one-run ball despite being saddled with the loss against the Yankees. He is 3-3 with a 5.82 ERA in six home starts for Baltimore.
White Sox: Complete opposites
• The White Sox are on pace to make 115 errors this season, which would be 45 more than their 2012 total of 70. In contrast, Baltimore is on pace for 47, which would set the 162-game season record for fewest in Major League history.
Chicago has committed six miscues in its in last four games and 23 in its last last 22.
• White Sox pitchers have walked 28 batters through seven games of their 10-game road trip.
Orioles: 100-RBI duo
• Adam Jones' first-inning home run on Thursday was the center fielder's 100th RBI of the season, joining him with first baseman Chris Davis (122) in the century club. They're the first pair of Orioles to drive in 100 runs in the same season since Aubrey Huff (108) and Melvin Mora (104) in 2008.
• J.J. Hardy's fifth-inning homer on Thursday was his 25th, making him the fourth active player and ninth player since 1901 to record three or more seasons of at least 25 homers as a shortstop. The other active players are Alex Rodriguez (seven), Miguel Tejada (six) and Troy Tulowitzki (three).
• The O's have won the season series against the White Sox the past four years. The clubs are tied, 2-2, this year with three games remaining.
• The White Sox have lost 15 of their last last 24 at Camden Yards.
• Danks (two runs in seven innings) and Feldman (two earned in six) faced off on July 2 in Chicago. Danks earned the win, while Feldman didn't factor in the decision.