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Wieters blasts Baltimore past White Sox

Apr 30, 2011 - 5:21 AM Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Matt Wieters had a two-run homer and a two-run double, and the Baltimore Orioles out-hit the White Sox in a 10-4 victory that opened a four-game series.

Brian Roberts went 2-for-4 with three RBI and Luke Scott smacked a solo shot for the Orioles, who were coming off a series victory against Boston.

Baltimore starter Jake Arrieta (3-1) lasted five innings, and took the win after giving up three runs on five hits and two walks. Chicago's John Danks (0-4) allowed five runs in six innings and took the loss.

A.J. Pierzynski and Brent Lillibridge homered for the White Sox, who have dropped three in a row and six of eight.

"Every time we made a mistake, the other teams take advantage of it, big- time," said Chicago acting manager Joey Cora. "But it's been collective. Not only one guy messing up. The whole team and the coaching staff, we've been messing up."

The White Sox played without manager Ozzie Guillen, who was suspended two games for his actions during Wednesday's game against the New York Yankees.

Baltimore was hanging on to a one-run lead before blowing the game open in the seventh.

With Jesse Crain on the mound, Nick Markakis worked a leadoff walk. Scott walked with two outs, and Adam Jones reached on an error to load the bases. After Crain walked Mark Reynolds to force in a run, he was pulled in favor of Chris Sale.

Wieters greeted him with a two-run double to left, and after Robert Andino walked to load the bases again, Roberts doubled in two more to make it a 10-4 contest.

Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless bottom of the seventh for the Orioles, and Jeremy Accardo threw the final two innings to secure the win.

Pierzynski's homer, a two-run shot, put Chicago ahead in the second inning. The White Sox got an RBI single from Juan Pierre later in the frame for a 3-0 lead.

The Orioles evened the game over the next two innings. Roberts and Derrek Lee hit run-scoring singles in the third, and Scott began the fourth with a blast to right-center.

They moved in front in the sixth, when Reynolds struck out but reached on a wild pitch. Wieters followed with a two-out shot to left to make it a 5-3 contest.

"Matt has put in a lot of time, and everything in his background says that he has the potential to be an offensive force," said Orioles manager Buck Showalter.

Lillibridge's solo blast in the home half pulled Chicago within one.

Game Notes

Arrieta said after the game he pitched with a sore hip...Andino went 3-for-4 for Baltimore...Danks allowed eight hits, walked one and struck out three...Baltimore went 4-3 against Chicago last season.