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Rapid Reaction: White Sox 7, Orioles 6

BALTIMORE -- The Chicago White Sox followed up a sweep at Minnesota with a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.

How it happened: The White Sox erupted early with a four-run second inning and then came from behind with two runs in the eighth to go ahead for good. Both times Alex Rios was part of the mix, as he doubled and scored in the second and delivered the go-ahead run in the eighth on an RBI single. Mired in a season-long slump, Rios is 7-for-13 over the last three games.

What it means: It wasn’t pretty, but the White Sox won’t apologize for how they won this game especially since it puts them on a four-game winning streak. The Orioles are in last place in the AL East, but learning how to win now is the key if you want to win important games against teams later. The offense carried this victory and that’s been a rare thing to see.

Outside the box: The last time the White Sox scored 14 combined runs in back-to-back games was June 18-19 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What's next: White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd (9-10, 4.56 ERA) will take the mound Tuesday to pitch in his hometown. The Orioles have not named a starter for the 6:05 p.m. game from Camden Yards.