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Orioles 6, White Sox 3: Old defense returns for Carlos Rodon

Nolan Reimold's seventh-inning homer makes difference, but error-prone fifth inning laid groundwork

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I got pulled away from this game after Avisail Garcia gave the Sox a 1-0 lead with an RBI triple to left center in the second inning, and it appears that I missed quite a bit of action, including but not limited to ...

Seventh-inning table-turning: Brett Lawrie came through with a solo shot in the seventh inning to tie the game at 3, only to see Nolan Reimold answer with a three-run homer three batters into the bottom of the seventh.

Mistakes in the field: While Carlos Rodon gave up three straight hits in the seventh inning to lose the game, he wasn't nearly as much at fault for the first three runs. The Orioles scored their first three runs in the fifth after the Sox committed a pair of errors. Lawrie booted a 4-6-3 ball to put runners on the corners with nobody out, and just when it looked like Todd Frazier stopped the bleeding by erasing the runner on third with a good rundown, an infield single loaded the bases, and a single cashed in one.

Rodon then induced his second 4-6-3 ball of the inning, but this time Jimmy Rollins tripped while throwing, and the ball sailed on him to bring home two more runs.

Outfield assists: Manny Machado followed up the second blown double play with a single to right, but Adam Eaton gunned down Joey Rickard at the plate to bring the inning to a merciful end.

The Sox got one of those runs back in the top of the sixth on a Jose Abreu single, but Adam Jones thwarted Melky Cabrera's sac fly attempt by cutting down Jimmy Rollins at the plate.

An injury: Garcia ended the game by hitting a nubber up the first-base line, and in an attempt to avoid a tag by Zach Britton, he ended up tweaking his hamstring.

A debut: Tommy Kahnle pitched around two walks in the eighth inning for a scoreless first outing with the White Sox.

Let me know if I missed anything while catching up.

Record: 16-8 | Box score | Highlights