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Alex Rios Homers, Drives In Three In Sox Blowout Of Orioles

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Edwin Jackson continued to shine in a White Sox uniform, leading Chicago to a 8-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Jackson, acquired from Arizona at the trade deadline, went eight shutout innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out 10 -- his second consecutive 10-strikeout game. In four starts with Chicago, Jackson is 2-0 with a 0.96 earned run average.

Alex Rios went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI for the White Sox, who have alternated wins and losses in their last eight games. Paul Konerko and Carlos Quentin both finished with two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Brian Roberts doubled for the Orioles, who are 1-10 in series rubber matches this season. Jake Arrieta (4-6) allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks in just four innings to take the loss.

The White Sox scored early and often, building a six-run lead by the end of the fifth.

Omar Vizquel walked with one down in the first inning and moved to second on Rios' walk. Two batters later, Quentin sent a two-out single to center to plate Vizquel.

In the third, Rios singled with one out, stole second and scored on Konerko's base hit. A.J. Pierzynski and Alexei Ramirez both hit consecutive two-out singles to plate Konerko for a 3-0 lead.

Juan Pierre reached base on a one-out bunt single in the fourth, went to second on an error, stole third and scored on Rios' two-out single to increase the lead. Mark Teahen's single and Gordon Beckham's double play groundout each plated a run in the fifth for a six-run margin.

Meanwhile, Jackson didn't allow a hit until the fourth and didn't allow more than one baserunner in any of his eight innings.

Rios' two-run homer in the eighth accounted for the final score.

Game Notes

Despite the loss, Baltimore still won the season series, 4-3...Orioles outfielder Adam Jones (shoulder) missed his second straight game...Vizquel (upset stomach) left the game...Jackson had just one 10-strikeout game in 21 starts with Arizona this season...Pierre recorded his league-leading 50th stolen base of the season.