We’re still tied, 1-1, heading to the top of the eighth.
Brad Bergesen can thank his defense.
Mark Kotsay tripled with one out in the top of the seventh, and Alexei Ramirez followed with a grounder to first. Ty Wigginton charged the ball, made a bare-handed pickup and quickly threw home, where Matt Wieters applied the tag after expertly blocking the plate.
Ramirez stole second, but Nick Markakis ran down A.J. Pierzynski’s long drive on the warning track. Again, it appeared that the White Sox were going to take the lead, but the Orioles flashed the leather.
Bergesen became the fourth consecutive starter to record a quality start, allowing one run and five hits over seven innings. Koji Uehara has replaced him after Bergesen threw 90 pitches.
Felix Pie was robbed of a hit, but he can blame first base umpire Jerry Crawford, who didn’t notice that right fielder Carlos Quentin trapped the ball. Manager Buck Showalter put up a prolonged argument, which finally brought White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen out of the dugout to complain.
Both managers were jawing with umpires on opposite sides of the infield. You don’t see that very often.
Pie was still venting to Crawford as he headed to left field after the inning. Crawford stared at Pie and looked like he was getting close to ejecting him.
Tonight’s attendance: 19,687.
Update: Guillen decided to let Chris Sale make his major league debut in a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning. Sale walked Brian Roberts on four pitches and gave up a single to Markakis before leaving the game. Tony Pena replaced him and uncorked a wild pitch.
Second and third, no outs, and the Orioles couldn’t score.
Wigginton lined to third, Luke Scott was walked intentionally to load the bases and Adam Jones popped up. Corey Patterson, pinch-hitting for Julio Lugo, struck out with the count full.
Alfredo Simon has entered the game in the top of the ninth.
What was Guillen thinking?