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American League Game Summary - Chicago at Baltimore



(Thursday, September 5th)

Final Score: Baltimore 3, Chicago 1

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy and Brian Roberts hit solo homers to back seven strong innings from Miguel Gonzalez and the Orioles beat the White Sox 3-1 Thursday in the opener of a four-game series.

Gonzalez (9-7) -- 0-4 with a 6.68 ERA in his last eight appearances, including six starts -- allowed just a run on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts.

Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson threw the last two innings to lock down the win, with Johnson earning his 42nd save.

The Orioles, coming off a 3-6 road trip, started an eight-game homestand.

Fighting to stay in the AL Wild Card race, they got back in the win column.

"They're all significant from here on out," said Orioles manager Buck Showalter. "If we take care of business it will be an interesting end of the season. It's an every day grind. It's difficult to do."

The White Sox's losing streak reached seven games -- they were swept in three- game series' by the Red Sox and Yankees to start a 10-game road trip. Dayan Viciedo had two of their five hits.

"It's frustrating," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said of his team's struggles. "You just keep going. There is nothing else you can do."

The Orioles hit all three of their homers off Chicago starter Jose Quintana (7-6), who allowed seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

Jones hit his 30th home run of the season on an off-speed pitch in the first inning.

The White Sox didn't have a hit until Conor Gillaspie's leadoff single in the third inning. Gillaspie scored when Alejandro De Aza grounded into a bases- loaded double play, tying the game at 1-1.

Hardy led off the fifth inning with his 25th homer of the season to put the Orioles back on top and Roberts hit his fourth with two outs to make it 3-1.

Hunter gave up a single to De Aza in the eighth but stranded him on base and Johnson threw a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out two.

Game Notes

The Orioles declined to move the date of the game, so the NFL's Ravens played their season opener in Denver against the Broncos on Thursday night. It is tradition in the NFL for the reigning Super Bowl champions to kick off the new season with a home game, but Baltimore's two pro teams couldn't hash things out to make that happen ... The Orioles activated pitcher Jason Hammel off the 15-day disabled list. The right-hander had been sidelined since July 29 with a right flexor mass strain. The Orioles also recalled right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned left-hander Zach Britton to short- season Class-A Aberdeen.

09/06 02:18:55 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
 
4th
BRK 108
DET 105
 
4th
SAC 104
LAL 95
 
4th
ORL 85
PHI 96
 
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
 
3rd
MIN 49
IND 61
 
3rd
OKC 61
NOP 65
 
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
 
2nd
ALA 60
APP 59
 
2nd
KSU 46
NDST 44
 
2nd
WASU 57
SJST 37
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
3rd
DET 1
COL 1
 
3rd
EDM 5
DAL 5
 
2nd
BOS 1
BUF 1
 
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
2nd
CHI 2
TOR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA