The Chicago White Sox came crashing back down to earth as the Baltimore Orioles ended their six-game, two-sweep winning streak with a 10-2 mauling in Thursday's MLB action.
Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo hit back-to-back homers in a four-run third inning, while Manny Machado recorded five RBIs and a grand slam, in a huge performance from the Orioles who impressed against a side that has allowed just 10 home runs in their previous six games.
The Orioles had only scored five runs in their previous four games, all of which were on the road.
The Chicago Cubs also enjoyed a comfortable win with a 7-2 triumph over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Cubs improved to 16-5 as a result, as Jake Arrieta continued his fine form at the mound, despite seeing his home scoreless streak end at 52.5 innings.
Anthony Gose's two-run home run lead the Detroit Tigers to a 7-3 win over the Oakland Athletics.
The Philadelphia Phillies shut out the Washington Nationals 3-0, the Atlanta Braves upstaged the Boston Red Sox 5-3, the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St Louis Cardinals 3-0 and the Miami Marlins defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3.
The Pittsburgh Pirates' match against the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to inclement weather.
The Orioles hitter was unstoppable as he struck five RBIs and a grand slam in a huge performance.
Machado entered the game in a zero-for-17 skid, but found his feet in familiar surroundings at Camden Yards.
ARRIETA STREAK ENDS
Arrieta had gone six-straight home starts without allowing a run, an MLB record, before his streak was snapped at 52.5 innings - home and away.
The record, ended by Brewers' Alex Presley with an RBI in the fifth inning, is the second longest in MLB history.
CARDINALS TAKE ON NATIONALS
Two of MLB's top teams begin a three-game series in St Louis on Friday. The Nats will go with Stephen Strasburg (3-0, 2.17 ERA). Right-hander Mike Leake takes the mound for the Cardinals, looking to turn things around. In four starts he is 0-2 with a 5.64 ERA.