Orioles bounce back to split doubleheader with ChiSox

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Travis Snider, Steve Clevenger and David Lough all had two hits and an RBI to help the Baltimore Orioles split a doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 victory.

The White Sox earned a 3-2 decision in the opener of this twinbill, which made up games postponed on April 27 and 28 due to last month's Baltimore riots, behind Chris Sale's 7 2/3 scoreless inning, 12-strikeout effort.

Ryan Flaherty also had two hits while scoring a run for Baltimore in the nightcap.

All three Chicago runs in Game 2 came on a pair of homers off Mike Wright (2-0) in the rookie's five-inning stint. Four Oriole relievers combined to hold the White Sox scoreless the rest of the way, with Zach Britton twirling a perfect ninth to nail down his 13th save.

Adam LaRoche had a two-run shot in a losing cause and Adam Eaton added a solo homer for Chicago.

Chris Beck (0-1) was able to give the White Sox six innings in his major league debut, but was reached for five runs -- four earned -- and 10 hits while walking four.

LaRoche's blast, a towering drive off a hanging curveball from Wright with Melky Cabrera aboard in the third inning, staked Chicago to a brief 3-2 lead that Beck wasn't able to hold in the bottom of the frame.

An Adam Jones single and a walk to Chris Davis put two men on for Clevenger, who shot a base hit through the left side in which Jones scored as White Sox catcher Geovany Soto mishandled Cabrera's throw home. J.J. Hardy followed with a single off third baseman Conor Gillaspie's glove that brought in Davis for a 4-3 Baltimore edge.

"There was a couple of pitches in my head I wish I could take back," Beck said. "You just tried to move on from each one and execute to the best of my abilities and today that just wasn't really up to par."

Wright retired seven of his final eight hitters after serving up LaRoche's homer, but reliever Oliver Drake walked the first two White Sox in the sixth with the margin still at one. Gordon Beckham was doubled off first on Gillaspie's flyout to right, however, to help kill a potential scoring opportunity.

Baltimore expanded its advantage when Flaherty doubled in the bottom of the sixth and came around on Snider's two-out single. Another run was produced after hits by Clevenger and Flaherty in the seventh preceded Lough's infield single that increased the lead to 6-3.

Wright had tossed 14 1/3 scoreless innings over his first two outings, though that streak came to a swift end when Eaton drove his fifth pitch of the day over the wall in left. Manny Machado tripled to right on Beck's initial offering in the big leagues, however, and crossed the plate on Jones' slow grounder to forge a 1-1 tie.

Davis, whose two-run homer in the ninth accounted for the Orioles' only offense in Game 1, then socked a ground-rule double that knocked in Jones.

"We knew we had our hands full going into the first game with Sale on the mound," Davis said. "So it was big to put some runs up early in the (second) game."

Game Notes

The win was the 1,281st for Baltimore manager Buck Showalter, tying him with Hall of Fame skipper Whitey Herzog for 35th place all-time ... The White Sox have not beaten the Orioles in back-to-back games since posting wins at Camden Yards on Aug. 8-9, 2011 ... LaRoche went 3-for-4 with two doubles in the opener and is 8-for-15 over his last four games ... Machado's triple was his first since July 10, 2013 ... Gillaspie was back in the lineup after sitting out four games with plantar fasciitis, but teammate Avisail Garcia (knee inflammation) missed a fourth straight contest.