BALTIMORE (AP) – Tadahito Iguchi homered to cap a seven-run third inning and A.J. Pierzynski went 5-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs for the White Sox.

Pierzynski’s five hits were a career high. Jermaine Dye also hit his 27th home run for Chicago.

Jon Garland (11-3) allowed six runs and 11 hits in five-plus innings, but benefited from a rare offensive outburst by his teammates to win his seventh straight decision. It was the most runs for the White Sox since July 4, when they beat Baltimore 13-0.

Miguel Tejada hit his 19th homer, had four hits and drove in three runs for the Orioles.

Bobby Jenks got three outs for his 28th save.

Baltimore’s James Johnson (0-1) gave up eight runs and nine hits in three innings in his major league debut.


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