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With calf improving, Davidson available vs. O's

September 14, 2018

BALTIMORE -- Matt Davidson's sore left calf, which kept him out of the past three games, has improved and he will be available to play against Baltimore this weekend. He did not start Friday's series opener at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, but White Sox manager Rick Renteria said he

BALTIMORE -- Matt Davidson's sore left calf, which kept him out of the past three games, has improved and he will be available to play against Baltimore this weekend. He did not start Friday's series opener at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, but White Sox manager Rick Renteria said he can play if needed.
"Today's better; he's doing good," Renteria said. "He's available now. If the situation arises, and we think we can use him, we'll use him."
Davidson has a .310 average with two homers and eight RBIs in his past 12 games. The White Sox dropped two of three in Kansas City.
Davidson banged out his second-career walk-off homer earlier this month (Sept. 3) against the Tigers. His first walk-off came on July 30, 2017, against the Indians.
Notes
• The White Sox need to win six of their last 16 games to avoid losing 100 games for the fourth time in franchise history.
Jose Abreu is just three homers away from becoming the ninth player in Major League history to hit at least 25 homers in each of his first five seasons. Abreu heads into this series with 22 homers and 78 RBIs, along with a .270 average.
• The White Sox are 0-7-2 in their last nine series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Chicago last won a series in Baltimore in 2008.

** Jeff Seidel ** is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore.