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De Aza lifts White Sox over Orioles

Baltimore,  MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Alejandro De Aza drove in two runs as the 
Chicago White Sox  defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 4-2, in the middle contest 
of a three-game set. 

Alexei  Ramirez supplied  two  hits and  two runs  scored  and Gordon  Beckham 
homered  for  the White Sox, who  snapped a five-game losing streak overall as 
well as an eight-game skid on the road. 

Jose  Quintana  (4-7), who was  winless in his  last four starts, tossed seven 
innings  of  one-run ball,  giving up  six hits and  three walks while fanning 
eight batters to earn the win. 

"It  was a good  effort by [Quintana] to get us in a spot where we could win," 
said Chicago manager Robin Ventura. "We did enough to win." 

Steve  Pearce homered and Adam Jones contributed two hits for Baltimore, which 
had its three-game win streak come to an end. 

"We  would like  to win every one of  them, but we know what reality is," said 
Orioles manager Buck Showalter. 

O's  starter Miguel Gonzalez (4-5) conceded three runs on nine hits with three 
walks across five frames in defeat. 

Beckham  gave the White Sox  an  early lead  in  the first  after crushing  a 
fastball over the left-field wall with one out. 

Chicago  tacked  on another run in  the second. Ramirez doubled down the left- 
field  line,  moved to  third on Dayan  Viciedo's ground out  and scored on De 
Aza's base hit. 

With  runners on the corners and two outs in the fourth, Tyler Flowers' single 
into  right brought home  Viciedo to give the White Sox a 3-0 lead. Adam Eaton 
walked  to load  the bases before Beckham grounded out to Gonzalez, ending the 

Pearce  got  the Orioles on the  board in the  sixth with a leadoff shot right 
inside the left-field pole, but the visitors responded. 

Ramirez  led off the  eighth with a single, stole second and moved up to third 
on  a  passed ball.  Two batters later,  De Aza reached  on a fielder's choice 
grounder  and Ramirez slid underneath catcher Caleb Joseph's tag at home for a 
4-1 Chicago advantage. 

After Scott Downs allowed a leadoff single to Chris Davis in the ninth, Ronald 
Belisario  took  the mound and  was greeted with  a single from Manny Machado. 
Pinch-hitter Delmon Young drove in J.J. Hardy with a single up the middle, but 
Belisario  closed  out the  contest and  earned his eighth  save of the season 
after getting pinch-hitter Ryan Flaherty to ground into a 4-6-3 double play. 

                                   Game Notes 

Eaton  has  reached base  safely  in  19 straight  games  and  has hit  in  10 
consecutive contests ... ChiSox third baseman Conor Gillaspie has at least one 
hit  in  nine straight games  ... Pearce extended  his hitting streak to seven 
games ... Baltimore finished 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left 
seven men on base. 

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