Eloy Jiménez exits with a bruised right knee in the White Sox’s 6-3 victory against the Athletics

By LaMond Pope

OAKLAND, Calif. — Eloy Jiménez got hit in the knee by a line drive while sitting in the dugout during the third inning Tuesday.

The Chicago White Sox left fielder remained in the game and two innings later raced home from second to score the go-ahead run on a single by Gavin Sheets.

The Sox scored three runs in the fifth and beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 in front of 4,556 at the Oakland Coliseum.

Jiménez exited before the bottom of the fifth with a bruised right knee. Andrew Vaughn moved from right field to left and Brian Goodwin entered to play right.

X-rays were negative and Jiménez is day to day, the Sox said.

Jiménez was on the bench in the third when he got hit by Vaughn’s liner into the dugout. He immediately fell to the ground and received attention from the training staff.

When the bottom of the third started, he was back in left field.

Jiménez began the fifth with a single and moved to second on Yasmani Grandal’s single. Sheets hit a third consecutive single, and Jiménez slid in just ahead of the tag to give the Sox a 2-1 lead.

César Hernández extended the lead to 4-1 with a two-run single. Goodwin had a two-run single in the eighth, making it 6-1.

Sox starter Jimmy Lambert earned his first big-league win a day after he was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. Lambert allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts and two walks in five innings. He was making his third big-league start and sixth appearance.

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