BALTIMORE — Brian Goodwin's solo home run and three RBIs helped the White Sox get past the Baltimore Orioles for an 8-3 win Saturday at Camden Yards.
The Sox have won four games in a row during the road trip before the All-Star break.
Lucas Giolito struck out nine batters in five innings with a mixture of high fastballs, commanding changeups and powerful sliders. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks through five-plus innings.
"My slider felt really, really good today," Giolito said. "I felt like I was executing it very well down to that glove side consistently. It's exactly what I'm looking for and I'm looking forward to continuing to build off of that. I'm really liking where the slider's at."
Goodwin (4-for-5) got the Sox started with a home run in the second inning, marking his fourth on the season. He now has three, four-hit games in his career.
"I still feel like I got a lot to give," Goodwin said. "I feel like I've got a lot to accomplish, too. I'm nowhere near where I wanna be, so to come out and play and have good at-bats and see some results and win some games on a great ball club like we got, and a great pitching staff like we got, it means a lot."
Things went the Sox' way in the third inning when a fair ball mistaken as foul by an Orioles' ball boy gave Tim Anderson an RBI ground-rule double. Moncada followed with a two-run double, scoring Zack Collins and Anderson.
Anderson — who has hit in his last 11 games — was announced as an All-Star after Friday night's blowout victory against the Orioles. He will join Carlos Rodón, Liam Hendriks and Lance Lynn in Denver for the July 13 contest. This news came after Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa opted out to be with his pregnant wife during All-Star weekend.
Jake Burger and Jose Abreu had two hits each and Leury Garcia contributed with two RBI doubles.
Oh boy, Eloy!
Eloy Jiménez hit a two-run home run in his first rehab game for the Winston-Salem Dash against the Hickory Crawdads. He went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
La Russa was all smiles after hearing about Jiménez' day at the plate.
"I'm sure when the guys, they hear that, that'll give 'em a jolt," La Russa said.
How sweep it is
The Sox have won nine of its last 12 games and look to take the final game in the series against the Orioles Sunday with Dylan Cease on the mound.