Originally written on Grab Some Bench  |  Last updated 11/9/14
Chris Davis led the way for the Orioles Wednesday night, hitting his major league leading 32nd home run and breaking the 2-2 tie in the eight with a two run double. Former Cub Scott Feldman went a solid six innings in his Orioles debut, surrendering two runs. He did not factor into the decision, but the Orioles held on to win 4-2 despite a threat from the White Sox in the bottom of the 9th inning. With the loss, the White Sox fall back to a season worst 15 games below .500 as they reach the halfway point of the season. White Sox Fall Short in Ninth After Dayan Viciedo grounded out to lead off the White Sox half of the ninth, Conor Gillaspie and Jeff Keppinger hit back to back singles, putting the tying run on first base. Orioles closer Jim Johnson then struck out Gordon Beckham looking on three pitches, and then retired pinch-hitter Jordan Danks on a bouncer to the mound for his 29th save in 34 attempts. Beckham Swinging a Hot Bat Despite his poor at-bat in the White Sox last frame, Beckham continued swinging the bat well on Wednesday evening and stroked his first home run of the season to tie the game at two in the fifth inning. Beckham finished the night 2 for 4, and boosted his average to .331 on the season. He continues to be one of the lone bright spots in this White Sox lineup since coming off of the DL on June 3rd. Chris Davis Continues Remarkable First Half White Sox starter Hector Santiago was impressive in his outing on Wednesday night. In seven innings of work, Santiago fanned nine Orioles hitters, and allowed two runs on only five hits. Despite Santiago's solid showing, it wasn't enough to slow down Orioles slugger Chris Davis. Not only did he slug his league leading 32nd home run on the evening, he also greeted Matt Thornton with a game deciding two-run double in the eighth after Nick Markakis and Adam Jones singled off Matt Lindstrom (2-3), giving the Orioles a 4-2 lead. Historically, Davis finds himself in some pretty impressive company. He sits just seven home runs shy of the pace that Barry Bonds was at on this date (July 3rd) during his record setting 73 home run campaign of 2001. No one here is at all suggesting that Davis is going to make a serious run at 70 home runs. It's tough although to not acknowledge the historically great numbers that this slugger is posting in the first half of his 2013 campaign. Fourth of July Matinee The rubber match of this three game set will take place Thursday afternoon and is scheduled to start at 1:10 CT. Jose Quintana (3-2) is set to take on Zach Britton (2-2). Taking two of three from a first place club like the Orioles could be a big morale boost for this struggling White Sox team, who will look to avoid dropping to a season worst 16 games below .500. From the entire staff here at Grab Some Bench, we sincerely wish you, your family, and all of your friends a happy and safe Fourth of July celebration. Along with, of course, a White Sox winner! Cheers!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch having MVP season

Curt Schilling tweeted advice to Johnny Manziel

Aaron Rodgers buys TVs for Packers teammates

Harbaugh smiled when asked about Michigan's bday tweet

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Police: Fire that burned down McClain's home 'suspicious'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

What each NFC team in the hunt should ask for from Santa

Is SI ashamed to mention Jameis Winston on its cover?

Kobe Bryant disappointed Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo

Niners OT Anthony Davis takes shot at offensive coordinator

Report: Josh Smith expected to sign with Rockets

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Peyton Manning plans to be back with Broncos next year

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

WATCH: P.K. Subban disguises himself, surprises kids for Xmas

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Packers game is a career defining moment for Stafford

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

WATCH: Bahamas Bowl ends on insane Hail Mary play

Mike Yeo slams Wild for not having 'winner's attitude'

Michigan St. QB, Ohio State TE have awkward Twitter exchange

Will FIFA ever care to change?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Ibaka, Aldridge ejected for scuffle

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Nick Young on Kobe-less win: He needs to pass

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.