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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.

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Local
Final
NCSU 24
GASO 23
3rd
DUKE 38
ELON 6
 
3rd
UNC 21
LBRTY 22
 
8th
NOR 2
DUR 1
 
1st
ECU 0
NCCU 0
 
Final
TOR 2
NYY 0
Final
CWS 6
DET 3
Final
STL 1
CHC 5
Final
PIT 3
CIN 2
4th
BAL 0
MIN 0
 
4th
TAM 3
BOS 0
 
4th
KAN 0
CLE 0
 
4th
CWS 0
DET 4
 
5th
ATL 0
MIA 3
 
5th
NYM 0
PHI 1
 
5th
HOU 0
TEX 0
 
1st
ARI 0
COL 0
 
1st
STL 0
CHC 1
 
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SDP
LOS
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SFG
MIL
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ANA
OAK
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SEA
WAS
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MICH 52
APPST 14
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NAVY 17
OSU 34
Final
UAB 48
TROY 10
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UVA 20
UCLA 28
Final
PURD 43
WMICH 34
Final
NCSU 24
GASO 23
Final
UMASS 7
BC 30
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NW 24
CAL 31
Final
NEB 55
FATL 7
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UMO 27
MARS 42
 
Final
ND 48
RICE 17
Final
MIZZ 38
SDST 18
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ALA 33
WVU 23
4th
AUB 38
ARK 21
 
Final
STAN 45
UCD 0
3rd
UGA 24
CLEM 21
 
3rd
UNC 21
LBRTY 22
 
4th
KSU 7
OHIO 14
 
2nd
OKLA 24
LATU 0
 
2nd
KST 21
SAUST 7
 
2nd
USC 21
FRES 0
 
1st
MSST 7
SMISS 0
 
1st
OKST 0
FSU 0
 
1st
TEX 0
UNT 0
 
1st
NMU 0
UTEP 7
 
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UF 0
IDAHO 0
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LSU
WISC
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OREG
SD
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HAW
WASH
3rd
DUKE 38
ELON 6
 
1st
ECU 0
NCCU 0
 
8th
NOR 2
DUR 1