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MLB: Baltimore 5, Chicago White Sox 3

  |   April 19, 2012 at 5:34 PM
CHICAGO, April 19 (UPI) -- Adam Jones hit a two-run home run and knocked in another run Thursday in the Baltimore Orioles' 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Jones had a first-inning double that scored a run, and his fifth home run of the season capped a three-run fifth inning to account for the bulk of the Baltimore offense.

Jason Hammel (2-0) got the win with a 10-strikeout performance over six innings. He allowed six hits and two runs.

Orioles closer Jim Johnson got the first two outs in the ninth but walked A.J. Pierzynski, allowed a single to Adam Dunn and hit Paul Konerko with a pitch to load the bases. However, he retired Alex Rios on a called third strike to end the game and collect his sixth save.

The RBI double by Jones was followed by a run-scoring grounder by Nick Johnson. Chicago tied the score in the third with RBI from Dunn, who doubled, and Konerko, who singled.

Robert Andino opened the Baltimore fifth with a triple and, after Endy Chavez was hit by a pitch, scored on J.J. Hardy's sacrifice fly. Jones followed with a drive to left that made the score 5-2.

Konerko walked, took third on a Rios double and scored on an out in the eighth for the other White Sox run.

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