Baltimore’s quiet bats from Saturday night were screaming today against the Mark Buehrle and the Chicago White Sox.
Adam Jones got things started in the first with an RBI single to give the birds an early 1-0 lead. Jones left the game after the top of the first with a “mild mid back muscle spasm.” He was replaced by Felix Pie.
The Sox tied the game at one, but Baltimore struck again with three in the third and one in the fifth. Pie had a sacrifice fly and his fourth homer of the season. Nolan Reimold also went yard off Buerhle for his 12th of the year.
Jason Berken was an out away from a quality start before manager Dave Trembley pulled him after 5.2 innings and two earned runs (three total). Robert Andino and Melvin Mora had errors in the first, but Berken was in gear after that and recorded his third major league win.
The bats were hot in the windy city, Roberts had three hits, Markakis, Reimold, and Wieters all had two.
Kam Mickolio continued his tear of scoreless pitching. He relieved Berken in the fifth and pitched a hitless 1.1 innings for a total of 9.2 scoreless innings on the year.
With the Sunday win, the Orioles put together their first series win since the All Star break and even up their road trip at three wins and three loses.