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Orioles go deep
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Orioles 5, White Sox 4
Felix Pie hits a sac fly off Mark Buehrle to score Brian Roberts in the third inning. (AP)
The Orioles hadn't won a series since July 10-12 against Toronto and it didn't come easy on Sunday, but thanks to a pair of homers from Nolan Reimold and Felix Pie, Baltimore scored just enough runs to stave off the White Sox.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (51-73)
Won 1
Baltimore 5, Chi White Sox 4   CWS
Chi White Sox (63-61)
Lost 1
August 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0   5 12 2
Chi White Sox
1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1   4 7 1
Standings thru 8/23/09  |  Recap: BAL | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  White Sox stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 .295
Andino, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .222
  a-Scott, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .263
  Izturis, C, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Jones, Ad, CF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .283
  Pie, CF 3 1 1 2 0 2 2 .259
Markakis, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .309
Reimold, LF 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 .276
Mora, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .253
Wieters, DH 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .264
Wigginton, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .260
Moeller, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .203
Totals 37 5 12 5 1 9 18  

a-Struck out for Andino in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Roberts, B (47, Buehrle), Moeller (5, Pena, R).
HR: Reimold (12, 3rd inning off Buehrle, 1 on, 2 out), Pie (4, 5th inning off Buehrle, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Reimold 5; Jones, Ad; Moeller 2; Roberts, B 4; Markakis 2; Wieters 2; Pie 4.
RBI: Jones, Ad (70), Pie 2 (17), Reimold 2 (38).
2-out RBI: Reimold 2; Pie.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mora 2; Moeller; Pie.
SF: Pie.
GIDP: Moeller.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts, B (27, 2nd base off Buehrle/Castro, R).
PO: Roberts, B (1st base by Buehrle).

FIELDING
E: Andino (7, fielding), Mora (9, throw).
DP: 2 (Andino-Roberts, B-Wigginton 2).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, CF 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 .293
Beckham, G, 3B 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .291
Rios, A, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260
Thome, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .255
Konerko, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .274
Quentin, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .237
Ramirez, Al, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .275
Castro, R, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
  a-Pierzynski, PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .313
Lillibridge, 2B 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .153
  b-Kotsay, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Totals 34 4 7 3 2 7 11  

a-Grounded out for Castro, R in the 9th. b-Struck out for Lillibridge in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Podsednik (18, Berken), Konerko (23, Johnson, J).
TB: Konerko 2; Podsednik 2; Quentin 2; Ramirez, Al; Beckham, G 2.
RBI: Podsednik (37), Beckham, G (45), Pierzynski (37).
2-out RBI: Podsednik; Beckham, G.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Konerko; Kotsay.
GIDP: Ramirez, Al, Quentin.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (20, 2nd base off Berken/Moeller), Lillibridge (5, 2nd base off Berken/Moeller).

FIELDING
E: Lillibridge (3, fielding).
DP: (Ramirez, Al-Lillibridge-Konerko).
Pickoffs: Buehrle (Roberts, B at 1st base).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Berken (W, 3-11) 5.2 5 3 2 2 2 0 6.49
Mickolio (H, 2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Baez (H, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.01
Johnson, J (S, 6) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.97
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle (L, 11-7) 5.1 11 5 5 0 4 2 3.92
Carrasco 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.57
Linebrink 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.45
Pena, R 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.44
Williams 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.16

IBB: Roberts, B (by Pena, R).
Pitches-strikes: Berken 101-59, Mickolio 19-11, Baez 12-9, Johnson, J 19-13, Buehrle 102-71, Carrasco 20-15, Linebrink 14-10, Pena, R 9-3, Williams 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Berken 8-3, Mickolio 1-2, Baez 0-0, Johnson, J 1-0, Buehrle 7-2, Carrasco 1-1, Linebrink 2-0, Pena, R 0-0, Williams 0-0.
Batters faced: Berken 24, Mickolio 4, Baez 3, Johnson, J 5, Buehrle 25, Carrasco 5, Linebrink 4, Pena, R 3, Williams 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Mickolio 1-0, Carrasco 2-0, Williams 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 32,742.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
August 23, 2009
August 23, 2009

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