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Anderson's clutch double in the ninth lifts White Sox

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CHICAGO -- Brian Anderson drove in his first run since 2006 -- two of them actually -- and helped the Chicago White Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 and earn a split in their day-night doubleheader.

A starter two years ago, Anderson is now a little used reserve, so when he had the game-winning single with the bases loaded in the ninth Saturday night, his teammates rushed from the dugout to celebrate.

"It's tough. It's not something I'm used to, but if that is what they need me for, so be it," Anderson said of his new role. "I'll be there when they need me and continue to do that and hopefully one day get back to starting."

Randor Bierd (0-1) walked Paul Konerko with one out in the ninth, A.J. Pierzynski singled and Joe Crede drew a walk to load the bases. Anderson, who's now had 19 at-bats this season and entered the game batting .143, grounded a single to left on a 2-2 pitch.

"It's not easy to come to play when you might play once a week, you may get one at-bat here or there," Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said. "It's not an easy thing to handle, especially when you are only 20-something years old. But he's handled it real well."

Bobby Jenks (2-0) worked out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the top of the ninth, getting Kevin Millar to hit into a fielder's choice with Luis Hernandez forced at the plate and retiring Aubrey Huff on a comebacker.

Millar, who'd homered earlier off Chicago starter Mark Buehrle, blamed himself for not getting the go-ahead run in with one out.

"He made a good pitch," Millar said. "I let him off the hook by swinging at an 0-0 pitch that wasn't my pitch. I have to take that. That's a bad at-bat in that situation."

Buehrle worked six innings and allowed three hits, including Millar's solo homer in the sixth, and left with the White Sox leading 5-3.

But the Orioles tied it in the seventh as rookie Eider Torres singled for his first major league hit, Brian Roberts hit an RBI triple and Melvin Mora followed with a run-scoring double, all against reliever Boone Logan.

The White Sox broke a 2-2 tie in the third when Konerko scored all the way from first on Carlos Quentin's double and an error on Torres.

Nick Swisher, in a 2-for-24 slump, hit a two-run homer to right -- his third of the season -- to finish Steve Trachsel in the third. Trachsel gave up five hits and five runs in three-plus innings and was hurt by five walks.

Ramon Hernandez had a two-out, two-run double in the second to put Baltimore ahead. Chicago tied it in the bottom half on Anderson's run-scoring double -- his first RBI of the season -- and a run-scoring grounder by Pablo Ozuna.

Notes

  • Burres' previous longest outing was 7 2/3 innings against the Angels last season.
  • White Sox RF Jermaine Dye sat out both games with a strained groin.
  • After the game, the White Sox optioned reliever Mike MacDougal to Triple-A Charlotte. He walked one and gave up a hit in a third of an inning in Saturday's opener.
  • Buehrle, who threw six pitches before Friday night's game was rained out, was supposed to make his next appearance Monday. He sent a text message to Guillen saying he wanted to pitch Saturday.
 
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Brian Anderson, who had not driven in a run this season, plates the winning run.  (AP)
Brian Anderson, who had not driven in a run this season, plates the winning run. (AP)

Players of the Game
Chicago

N. Swisher
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Baltimore

R. Hernandez
AB 4
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B5111011 .255
Melvin Mora, 3B5021000 .242
Nick Markakis, RF3000212 .300
Kevin Millar, 1B5111005 .228
Aubrey Huff, DH5000013 .241
Luke Scott, LF3120000 .324
Adam Jones, CF3100113 .259
Ramon Hernandez, C4012012 .191
Eider Torres, SS3110013 .333
    Luis Hernandez, SS1010000 .233
Totals3759536  
Batting
2B - Melvin Mora (4, Logan), Ramon Hernandez (4, Buehrle)
3B - Brian Roberts (1, Logan)
HR - Kevin Millar (4, Buehrle)
RBI - Brian Roberts (11), Melvin Mora (11), Kevin Millar (11), Ramon Hernandez 2 (12)
2-OUT RBI - Ramon Hernandez 2 (6)
SB - Luis Hernandez (1, 2nd base off Jenks/Pierzynski)
CS - Melvin Mora (2, 2nd base by Buehrle/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Sarfate-Hernandez-Millar, B. Roberts-Hernandez-Millar
E - Eider Torres 2 (2, Missed catch of throw)
Baltimore Orioles
Steve Trachsel 3554521 6.08
Jim Johnson 2.1200020 0.00
Dennis Sarfate 0.2000100 6.00
Chad Bradford 2000010 1.86
Jamie Walker 0.1000010 5.87
Randor Bierd (L,0-1) 0.1211200 0.69
HBP - Thome (by Dennis Sarfate), Quentin (by Chad Bradford)
Pitches-Strikes - Steve Trachsel 85-45, Jim Johnson 44-28, Dennis Sarfate 12-5, Chad Bradford 18-12, Jamie Walker 7-4, Randor Bierd 23-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Steve Trachsel 5-2, Jim Johnson 3-3, Dennis Sarfate 1-0, Chad Bradford 3-1
Batters Faced - Steve Trachsel 19, Jim Johnson 10, Dennis Sarfate 3, Chad Bradford 6, Jamie Walker 1, Randor Bierd 5
Chicago White Sox
Nick Swisher, RF4122100 .234
Orlando Cabrera, SS5000012 .236
Jim Thome, DH3000120 .231
Paul Konerko, 1B3100202 .197
    Alexei Ramirez, PR0100000 .148
A.J. Pierzynski, C4120101 .329
Carlos Quentin, LF3120102 .268
Joe Crede, 3B3000214 .268
Brian Anderson, CF5022014 .211
Pablo Ozuna, 2B3111000 .267
    Juan Uribe, 2B1000010 .155
Totals3469586  
Batting
2B - Carlos Quentin (3, Trachsel), Brian Anderson (2, Trachsel)
HR - Nick Swisher (3, Trachsel)
RBI - Nick Swisher 2 (7), Brian Anderson 2 (2), Pablo Ozuna (2)
2-OUT RBI - Brian Anderson (1)
SB - Carlos Quentin (1, 2nd base off Johnson/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Pierzynski-Cabrera
E - Joe Crede (4, Misplayed grounder), Paul Konerko (3, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago White Sox
Mark Buehrle 6333251 5.65
Boone Logan (BS,1) 0.2322010 4.82
Scott Linebrink 1.1100000 2.08
Bobby Jenks (W,2-0) 1200100 1.69
IBB - Markakis by Bobby Jenks
HBP - Scott (by Mark Buehrle)
WP - Bobby Jenks (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Mark Buehrle 111-69, Boone Logan 18-13, Scott Linebrink 16-11, Bobby Jenks 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Buehrle 10-4, Scott Linebrink 2-2, Bobby Jenks 2-1
Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 25, Boone Logan 5, Scott Linebrink 5, Bobby Jenks 6
Game Information
Attendance - 34757
Game Time - 3:28
Temperature - 56
Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Rick Reed, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Travis Reininger