Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie homered while John Danks pitched into the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox snap the Baltimore Orioles' four-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.
Chicago ended a five-game losing streak of its own and avoided falling a season-high 16 games below .500.
John Danks (2-5) earned his first win since June 8 against Oakland, pitching seven-plus innings and allowing two runs and six hits while striking out four. Following that win against the Athletics, Danks had been winless in three starts while allowing 13 earned runs.
Gillaspie's homer snapped a 1-1 tie in the sixth, and Dunn's 22nd, a two-run homer in the seventh, gave Chicago a 5-1 lead. Addison Reed pitched a scoreless ninth for his 22nd save in 26 attempts.
Jason Hammel, who was looking for his first win since beating Washington on May 27, took the loss and gave up his 17th and 18th homers in 17 starts. Hammel (7-5) pitched seven innings and gave up five runs and nine hits...