Nick Madrigal hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning as the White Sox completed a four-game sweep. The AL Central leaders have won six of seven and climbed a season-high 12 games over .500.
“I’ve never seen anybody — I’ve seen some — that never throw an at-bat away,” manager Tony La Russa said of Madrigal. “That man does not throw an at-bat away ever, and that’s to our benefit.”
Giolito (5-4) allowed a run, three hits and three walks in seven innings. His 12 strikeouts were one shy of his career high.
“Any game after a doubleheader where we play 14 innings, it’s on that starter the next day to give it their best effort and pitch deep,” Giolito said. “I had my eye on the pitch count pretty much from the first inning on, making sure I was trying to fill up the zone early with first-pitch strikes, putting guys away in four pitches or less, and we were able to do that for the most part.”
The Orioles loaded the bases against Giolito in the sixth with a bunt single and two walks before Anthony Santander struck out and Maikel Franco fouled out. Baltimore scored just seven runs in the series.
“We’re in the game, another close game,” Hyde said. “We just don’t quite score enough runs. Besides that seventh, we threw the ball really well.”
Liam Hendriks pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save and third in three games.
“Lot of season left, and he said he was good and he convinced the trainer and the pitching coach,” La Russa said.
Hamilton raced around the bases when he homered Saturday. He was slower Sunday.
“That was kind of one where I knew I had it but I didn’t want to act like I knew it because I don’t hit home runs and I’m not to a point where I’m able to pimp home runs,” he said.
Orioles: IB Trey Mancini (bruised right elbow) returned to the lineup. He was hit by a pitch Thursday. … OF/1B Ryan Mountcastle (left hand) was available off the bench. His hand remains sore, Hyde said. … RHP Hunter Harvey (left oblique strain) is eligible to come off the IL Monday but will likely make another rehab appearance, Hyde said.
White Sox: OF Adam Eaton (hamstring) will likely play in one or both games of Monday’s doubleheader against Cleveland, La Russa said. Eaton has been out since Wednesday. … RHP Michael Kopech (left hamstring) was expected to rejoin the team Sunday after going on the bereavement list Thursday.
Orioles: RHP Jorge López is scheduled to start Monday to begin a three-game series against visiting Minnesota and RHP José Berríos (5-2, 3.67). He also faced the Twins in his last start, giving up three runs in six innings.
White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodón (5-2, 1.29) and RHP Jimmy Lambert (0-0) will start Monday’s doubleheader at Cleveland to open a four-game series. Rodón threw a no-hitter against the Indians April 14. RHP Triston McKenzie (1-3, 5.94) is expected to start a game for the Indians, who had yet to announce their other starter.
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