How much was J.J. Hardy missed in the past three days?
Well, he returned to the lineup from an ankle injury on Monday and had two doubles and a homer in his first four at-bats. He also made a couple nice plays in the field.
His seventh inning, three-run homer against Chicago White Sox reliever Jesse Crain gave the Orioles a 6-5 lead, their first of the game.
It was Hardy's 20th homer of the season – the first Orioles' shortstop to reach that milestone since Miguel Tejada in 2006.
The Orioles now have three players with 20 homers – Adam Jones and Mark Reynolds are the others – the first team to do that this season.