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Guthrie stymies Sox
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Orioles 5, White Sox 1
Brian Roberts follows through on his third-inning solo shot. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
With his second homer of the night, Brian Roberts snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-run smash, backing an impressive seven-inning, one-run outing by starter Jeremy Guthrie. Relievers Danys Baez and Chris Ray each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the victory.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (50-72)
Won 2
Baltimore 5, Chi White Sox 1   CWS
Chi White Sox (62-60)
Lost 1
August 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0   5 10 2
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 0
Standings thru 8/21/09  |  Recap: BAL | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  White Sox stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 2 2 3 0 1 2 .293
Izturis, C, SS 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .266
Jones, Ad, CF 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .284
Markakis, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .308
Reimold, DH 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .273
Scott, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267
  a-Wigginton, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .262
  Aubrey, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Mora, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .257
Wieters, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .264
Pie, LF 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 .259
Totals 35 5 10 5 3 7 11  

a-Singled for Scott in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Izturis, C (11, Floyd).
3B: Markakis (2, Thornton).
HR: Roberts, B 2 (14, 3rd inning off Floyd, 0 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Floyd, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Izturis, C 3; Reimold; Roberts, B 8; Wigginton; Markakis 3; Pie 3.
RBI: Roberts, B 3 (59), Markakis (85), Wigginton (33).
2-out RBI: Roberts, B; Markakis; Wigginton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Markakis; Mora; Izturis, C.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Reimold (2, 2nd base by Floyd/Pierzynski), Izturis, C (2, 3rd base by Thornton/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Roberts, B (10, fielding), Mora (8, throw).
DP: 2 (Guthrie-Izturis, C-Scott, Mora-Roberts, B-Aubrey).
Pickoffs: Guthrie (Podsednik at 2nd base).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .296
Beckham, G, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .292
Dye, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .271
Thome, DH 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 .254
Konerko, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .273
Rios, A, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .262
Pierzynski, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .311
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .273
Nix, J, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .230
Totals 33 1 7 1 2 3 16  

BATTING
2B: Pierzynski (17, Guthrie).
HR: Thome (23, 4th inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Podsednik 2; Pierzynski 2; Thome 5; Dye; Nix, J.
RBI: Thome (72).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nix, J; Pierzynski.
GIDP: Beckham, G, Konerko.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: Podsednik (2nd base by Guthrie).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guthrie (W, 8-12) 7.0 6 1 1 2 2 1 5.45
Baez 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.08
Ray 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.09
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd (L, 10-8) 7.1 7 4 4 2 7 2 3.98
Thornton 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.70
Pena, R 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.47

WP: Pena, R.
IBB: Jones, Ad (by Floyd), Reimold (by Thornton).
Pitches-strikes: Guthrie 96-61, Baez 12-7, Ray 11-8, Floyd 115-70, Thornton 6-1, Pena, R 15-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Guthrie 5-9, Baez 1-1, Ray 1-1, Floyd 8-3, Thornton 0-0, Pena, R 4-0.
Batters faced: Guthrie 29, Baez 3, Ray 3, Floyd 30, Thornton 2, Pena, R 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Thornton 2-1, Pena, R 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike DiMuro. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 62 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:23.
Att: 34,125.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
August 21, 2009
August 21, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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