"It's been a while since I've gone four-plus, but coming into a game, you got to go with the mentality that we are going to get it back and get it close," Jakubauskas said. "Give our guys, at the least, a chance to get it back, get a chance to hit. Unfortunately, we didn't get it done."
Jakubauskas was needed in the fifth because Jo-Jo Reyes, making his first start as an Oriole, lasted just four innings.
Reyes (5-9) was perfect in the first, then was scored upon in each of his next three innings. He served up two homers, solo shots by Carlos Quentin in the second and Morel in the fourth.
"I felt good," Reyes said. "The only thing that makes me mad is that last home run I gave up to Morel. I fell behind, gave him too good of a pitch to hit."
In the third, Chicago's run was set up by a leadoff walk and another lackadaisical defensive play -- something that has haunted the Orioles recently. Ramirez walked, and after a tremendous diving stab by Mark Reynolds for the first out, Ramirez attempted to steal second.
Catcher Matt Wieters' throw arrived in time, but Andino made a poor sweep tag that allowed Ramirez to slide in safely. Ramirez scored on a two-out double by A.J. Pierzynski.
"We had a tag play at second on a stolen base," Showalter said. "We were in a spot we shouldn't have been. Should have been an out there at second, and that was unfortunate."
It was the fifth straight win for the White Sox (57-58) and just another giveaway loss for the Orioles.
"Yeah, it's tough," Markakis said. "We had plenty of opportunities to capitalize, starting with myself. You make small mistakes in the game, and they come back and bite you in the butt."
Notes: Davis was back in the starting lineup after missing four games because of a strained right shoulder.
Showalter said he has considered making lineup changes, including moving a struggling Guerrero out of the cleanup spot, but has stuck with the familiar alignment so far.
Despite the additions of Tommy Hunter and Reyes to the rotation, Showalter said the Orioles are still considering converting Jim Johnson to a starting role. Showalter said he'll have a better idea of whether it will happen at the end of the month.
One day after making errors in consecutive games, third baseman Josh Bell took early fielding practice with infield coach Willie Randolph and instructor Mike Bordick.
Second baseman Brian Roberts (concussion) did not participate in baseball activities in Sarasota, Fla., as he continues his rehabilitation.
Jake Arrieta left the team and will have his right elbow examined by orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum on Wednesday with surgery to remove a bone spur expected Friday if Yocum deems it necessary.
Infielder Cesar Izturis (groin) had an MRI on Tuesday, and Showalter said it didn't reveal anything unexpected. He was put on the disabled list Monday.
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