MLB: Baltimore 6, Chicago White Sox 2

April 23, 2009 at 9:52 PM

BALTIMORE, April 23 (UPI) -- Adam Eaton took a shutout into the eighth Thursday and Baltimore jumped to an early lead en route to a much-needed 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

The Orioles won for just the second time in eight games.

Eaton (1-2) enjoyed a 6-0 lead heading into the eighth, but put two runners on with one out before being relieved by Jim Johnson. Both runners scored on Jim Thome's single, leaving Eaton with a two-run, six-hit effort over 7 1/3 innings.

Luke Scott doubled home two runs in Baltimore's three-run third, boosting the Orioles' lead to 5-0.

Bartolo Colon (1-1) took the loss, giving up five runs on eight hits in just three innings of work.

Chicago wrapped up what had been scheduled as a 10-game road trip. One of those contests was rained out in Detroit.

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