Jason Berken pitched 5 2/3 innings to pick up his third Major League win as the Orioles beat the White Sox 5-4 Sunday afternoon.
The O’s took two of three in the weekend set to win their first series of the second half. They had been 0-9-1 in series since the All-Star game.
Berken, now 3-11, 6.49, gave up five hits and three runs (two earned) and threw 101 pitches.
Adam Jones had an RBI single in the top of the first, then left the game with a “mild mid back muscle spasm.”
His replacement, Felix Pie had a sac fly and solo homer while Nolan Reimold added a two-run homer.
Brian Roberts added three hits, including his AL-leading 47th double and he scored twice.
Losing pitcher Mark Buehrle falls to 11-7, 3.92. He gave up five runs over 5 1/3. Since pitching a perfect game on July 23rd, Buehrle is 0-4, 6.21 over the last six starts.
Jim Johnson allowed a run in the ninth, but struck out Mark Kotsay with the tie run on second base to end the game.
With the win, the O’s take the season series, 5-4 vs. Chicago for just the second time in the last ten years.