Buck Showalter on Nick Markakis

Have yourself a game Nick Markakis.

Kakes took a home run away from White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie in the bottom of the seventh on Monday night. Gillaspie’s blast would have given Chicago a 4-3 lead over the O’s.

After watching Markakis slam into the right field fence and still hold on the ball for the final out, Orioles starter Bud Norris thanked him as only Bud Norris could.

Markakis would later hit a two-run homer of his own in the eighth inning. He went 3-for-5 on the night.

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