Chicago White Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 12-8

CHICAGO - -The Orioles started a fresh half of baseball at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday night, but the same old problems from the past three-plus months followed them.

Rookie starter Jason Berken again had to be pulled early, the staff as a whole yielded three homers and the Orioles' offense was potent but failed to take advantage of a few early opportunities in a 12-8 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

"Somebody asked me today [before the game] what I thought we really...

CHICAGO - - Adam Jones is back with his teammates, back for the second half of the Orioles' season, but his All-Star Game experience will linger in his mind for a while.

"It was fun," said Jones, who made his All-Star debut Tuesday. "Words can't even describe it. My eyes are still in amazement from the things that I've seen."

Jones played five innings in right field and went 0-for-1 at the plate with a sacrifice fly that drove in the American League's game-winning ru...