Manny Machado's grand slam powers Orioles to win
BALTIMORE — Manny Machado was ready for this 10-game homestand.
Machado had a grand slam and a career-high five RBIs, leading the Orioles over the White Sox 10-2 Thursday night and stopping Chicago's six-game winning streak.
Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo hit consecutive third-inning homers for the Orioles, whose 8-1 record at Camden Yards is the best home mark in the major leagues.
"It's good to be back home," Machado said. "It was a rough couple of days on the road. We're excited to be back, we're excited to be back here in front of the crowd and put that 'W' in that win column."
Machado stopped an 0-for-17 slide with an RBI double in a four-run third inning against John Danks (0-4) and homered in the sixth off Jake Petricka. Machado is batting .333 with a team-high seven homers.
Mychal Givens (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings to win in relief of Tyler Wilson, who allowed two runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings.
"Obviously, I'd like to stretch it out over a few more frames," Wilson said. "The White Sox did a really good job tonight of battling and fighting off good pitches. That's the nature of the game."
Danks gave up six runs and nine hits in six-plus innings. He has lost seven straight starts dating to Sept. 14.
"I certainly need to be better," Danks said. "I'll be ready to go. I'll work hard.
"I'm not going to pout or anything. I never have and never will. I guess it's part of it. It's not easy."
Baltimore had scored just five runs in its previous four games, but the Orioles offense woke up against Chicago, which has the best record in the AL at 16-7.
After Todd Frazier's two-run homer in the first, Adam Jones hit an RBI double in the bottom half. Baltimore burst ahead 5-2 in the third on Machado's double, Davis' two-run homer and Trumbo's solo shot.
Before Machado's slam, which landed in the Orioles' bullpen, second baseman Brett Lawrie could not handle a sharp grounder by Nolan Reimold, an error that allowed J.J. Hardy to score from second.
"They swung the bats. They got some thunder and it showed tonight," Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. "... If you live in the middle of the plate, they are going to hammer it."
White Sox closer David Robertson was placed on the bereavement list prior to the game because of the death of his father-in-law and will miss at least three games. Robertson leads the AL with eight saves.
The Orioles hit back-to-back homers for the third time in 2016. Baltimore also improved to 7-0 when scoring five or more runs.
Orioles: RHP Yovani Gallardo (right shoulder tendinitis) has been performing cuff exercises without any pain. "We'll go as fast as we can but as slow as we need to," manager Buck Showalter said. ... OF Jimmy Paredes (left wrist sprain) has gone 1 for 7 in two injury rehabilitation assignments for Double-A Bowie.
White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-2) is to make his fifth start on Friday. He pitched a scoreless inning in his only other appearance at Camden Yards on April 29 last year.
Orioles: RHP Mike Wright (1-2) has a 6.23 ERA in three starts and 17 1/3 innings this season.