Goodwin HR, 4 hits as White Sox beat O's 8-3, win 4th in row

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Brian Goodwin had four hits, including a solo homer, and drove in three runs as the Chicago White Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 Saturday for their fourth straight win.

Chicago has won nine of its last 12 and has taken seven in a row from the Orioles dating to 2019, its longest streak against Baltimore since winning eight straight in 1989-90. The White Sox have outscored the Orioles 38-11 in six games this season.

Baltimore has lost three in a row and is 1-6 in July.

Lucas Giolito (7-6) struck out nine while allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings to beat the Orioles for the second time this season. Liam Hendriks struck out Ryan McKenna on three pitches upon entering in the eighth to escape a bases-loaded jam, then worked a perfect ninth for his AL-leading 23rd save.

Goodwin homered in the second, and the White Sox did more damage against Baltimore starter Thomas Eshelman (0-2) the following inning. Jake Burger lined a comebacker off Eshelman’s leg to lead off, though the pitcher remained in the game --- though not for long.

After a walk, freshly minted all-star Tim Anderson doubled in a run and Yoán Moncada followed with a two-run double. Eshelman’s day ended after another walk. He gave up four runs in two-plus innings and has not completed five innings in any of his five starts.

Goodwin’s RBI single and Leury García’s run-scoring double in the fifth bumped the White Sox lead to 6-1. Goodwin singled in a run against a drawn-in infield in the seventh, then scored on another double by Garcia.

Domingo Leyba had RBI singles in the fourth and sixth for Baltimore.

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: Manager Tony La Russa said he is optimistic LHP Aaron Bummer (strained right hamstring) should be ready to come off the injured list Friday against Houston. Bummer hasn’t pitched since June 27.

Orioles: Manager Brandon Hyde said LHP John Means (shoulder strain) will make his next rehabilitation appearance next week for Triple-A Norfolk after allowing four runs (two earned) in three innings Friday at Double-A Bowie. “He said he threw the ball well and he made a couple mistakes and they hit them for homers,” Hyde said. “But besides that, he’s healthy and ready to make his next start.”

SEEING STARS

Anderson was named to the American League all-star team, replacing Houston shortstop Carlos Correa. Anderson, who is making his first All-Star appearance, joins pitchers Lance Lynn, Carlos Rodón and Hendriks representing the AL Central-leading White Sox on Tuesday in Denver.

GATHERING CROWDS

Baltimore announced a crowd of 26,391, its largest attendance since drawing 26,998 on June 29, 2019. The Orioles’ previous season high was 14,917 on June 20.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Dylan Cease (7-4, 4.14 ERA) gave up one run in six innings while striking 10 on May 27 in his lone career outing against Baltimore.

Orioles: RHP Spenser Watkins (1-0, 1.50) is coming off his first career victory after allowing a run in five innings Tuesday against Toronto.

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Patrick Stevens, The Associated Press

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