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BALTIMORE -- It seemed like every time the Baltimore Orioles were poised to score, the Chicago White Sox would squelch the threat -- two outs at a time. The Orioles hit into four double plays Tuesday night, including the game-ender in a 4-2 defeat. Jose Quintana (4-7) allowed only one run in seven innings for the White Sox, but the left-hander and three relievers benefited greatly from Baltimores lack of clutch hitting. The Orioles stranded seven and went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position. "We squared up a couple balls early," manager Buck Showalter said. "But there wasnt a lot of good contact off (Quintana). Not real comfortable at-bats." Quintana (4-7) gave up six hits -- including a solo homer by Steve Pearce -- struck out eight and walked three. The left-hander was 0-3 in four starts since May 26. Nick Markakis, who went 0 for 4 against Quintana with two strikeouts, said, "Hes a guy that short arms the ball and the ball jumps out of his hand. It is tough to get in a rhythm when you dont see the ball behind his back and he short arms it with good velocity." One night after blowing a ninth-inning lead in the series opener, White Sox closer Ronald Belisario entered in the ninth with no outs and a runner on first. He allowed a pinch-hit RBI single to Delmon Young before getting pinch-hitter Ryan Flaherty to bounce into a double play. Belisarios eighth save sealed a much-needed victory for the White Sox, who had lost five in a row overall and eight straight on the road. "When you have the opportunity, you have to win those games," Chicago left fielder Alejandro De Aza said. "We have to enjoy it because it doesnt happen very often." Miguel Gonzalez (4-5) yielded three runs and a career-high tying nine hits in five innings for Baltimore. It was his second start since returning from a 17-day stint on the disabled list with a strained right oblique, and like the last one, he failed to get into the sixth inning. "Bent but didnt break. Kept us engaged in the game. Gave us some chances," Showalter said. "His command was off from what weve come to expect. He fought his way through five innings." Two batters into the game, Gonzalez and the Orioles fell behind for good when Gordon Beckham drove a fastball into the seats in left field for his seventh home run. Chicago added a run in the second when Ramirez doubled and scored on a single by De Aza. The inning ended with a poorly executed double steal in which De Aza was nailed at the plate after getting a late start from third base. Three straight two-out singles, the last by Tyler Flowers, made it 3-0 in the fourth. The White Sox loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth before Alexei Ramirez hit a popup and Dayan Viciedo bounced into a double play. After Pearce homered leading off the sixth, Adam Jones doubled. But Quintana struck out Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis before retiring J.J. Hardy on a fly to right. Chicago got an unearned run in the eighth. Ramirez singled, stole second, advanced on a passed ball and deftly avoided the tag at the plate by Caleb Joseph on a grounder by De Aza. "I have to give him a lane to slide into if I dont have the ball, but as soon as I have the ball Im free to make the tag," Joseph said. "So, I had the ball in plenty of time and just wasnt aggressive with it." NOTES: Orioles 3B Manny Machado will have a hearing Wednesday on his appeal of a five-game suspension for intentionally throwing a bat on the field. ... White Sox manager Robin Ventura says RHP Scott Carroll will start Thursday in Toronto. He replaces Andre Rienzo, who has been relegated to the bullpen after losing five straight starts and yielding 17 runs in his last three outings. ... Baltimore RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, 0-6 with a 6.38 ERA at home, takes the mound Wednesday in the series finale against Chicago RHP Hector Noesi. ... Chicagos Adam Eaton walked twice and singled. 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He spent years playing Independent League baseball before signing with the Twins last season. "Having spent as much time as I did in (independent) league ball I wanted to impress people," he said. "Any time you get into a new environment you want to go out and impress people every day and you kind of get yourself out of your element and things get a little out of character there. When you do that, its very hard to be yourself." "The biggest goal for a hitter is to go out and be yourself," he continued. "Trust your approach. Trust what you do. Believe in what got you here and then go from there. Today was a good step in that direction." Manager Ron Gardenhire was impressed with his performance on Monday. "That was pretty nice swings driving the ball," he said. "Thats a big day for him; we needed it." The Twins trailed 5-1 after two innings, but chipped away at the lead with the help of solo homers by Trevor Plouffe, Colabello and Dozier. A two-out RBI single by Pedro Florimon tied it in the eighth. Plouffe tied a career high with three hits and Doziers home run gives him 16 this season, which ties a franchise record for a second baseman. Chris Carter and Jason Castro drove in two runs apiece and Jose Altuve tied a career high with four hits for the Astros, who have lost six of seven.dddddddddddd Josh Roenicke (3-1) pitched two hitless innings for the win. Minnesota starter Andrew Albers allowed nine hits and five runs, tying career highs, in 1 2-3 innings. "Today I left a lot of balls up and left a lot of balls right over the middle and they made me pay," he said. "It obviously wasnt a very good day." Houstons Paul Clemens allowed seven hits and four runs in 3 2-3 innings in his second major league start after making 30 relief appearances. Trevor Crowe hit an RBI single that capped a three-run first for Houston. Plouffe homered in the second. The Astros scored twice in their half. "Offensively we swung the bats well early and could not get anything after that," manager Bo Porter said. "Their bullpen did a good job of holding it right there and gave their offence a chance for the late inning rally that they put together." Castro, Houstons All-Star catcher, was injured in the second inning. He hit an RBI single, which skidded down the left field line to make it 4-1. Castro left the game after the hit. He appeared to injure himself on the swing on a foul ball the pitch before the single. He trotted slowly to first base on the hit and chatted with the team trainer and Porter for a couple of minutes before being replaced by Cody Clark. The injury leaves Clark as Houstons only healthy catcher. Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi are both on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Porter didnt have an update on Castro after the game. "Ill wait and see what the doctor says," he said. "I dont want to jump to any conclusions." 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