Berken picks up third win as O’s top Sox

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.

Jim Hunter interviews Dave Trembley on the O’s 5-4 win over the White Sox

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.


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