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Orioles pick up rare comeback win against White Sox

Jul 3, 2007 - 5:24 AM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Chris Ray came through where Bobby Jenks couldn't as the Baltimore Orioles rallied for a rare victory.

Ray struck out the side in the ninth after the Orioles touched Jenks for two runs in the top of the frame as the Orioles posted a 7-6 victory over the the Chicago White Sox.

Baltimore scored three runs in the eighth and then completed the comeback against Jenks to win for the first time this season when trailing after eight innings.

"I forgot about all the bad outings, and I just went out there and pitched," Ray said. "It's a huge win, especially when you come from behind. This team has pumped itself up."

"This is the biggest comeback for this club this year," Orioles interim manager Dave Trembley said. "It's probably one of the better wins I've ever been involved in. It's great for our team."

Kevin Millar singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth off of Jenks (2-4). Corey Patterson, who went 4-for-4, led off the ninth with a double and scored on a single by Brian Roberts to tie the game, 6-6.

"(Jenks) is as tough as there is," Millar said. "He's got a great fastball, he's got a great hard cutter, and he's got a good curve ball. I wanted to have a good at-bat, and make him make a mistake."

"This is something that we can hopefully build on," Roberts said. "It'll give us confidence to come back late in the games. This win showed all of us that we still have something left in the tank."

The comeback by the Orioles ruined what could have been Mark Buehrle's last start for Chicago. Buehrle gave up nine hits, four runs - two earned - and struck out three.

"Buehrle's unbelievable," Millar said. "He mixes up all his pitches, throws strikes, and works fast."

Buehrle, a free agent at the end of the season, has been in contract talks with the White Sox as of late but has also been the subject of trade rumors as the White Sox plummet from playoff contention.

"It was a good game until the last couple of innings," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "We blew it, we blew this game. I didn't even want to (talk to reporters), I was so embarrassed."

At one point during the Monday's game, fans chanted "Re-sign Buehrle." Buehrle, who pitched a no-hitter for the White Sox in April, has been said to want a full "no-trade" clause in any new contract.

"Everybody loves Buehrle," Guillen said. "I feel so excited when people are behind him the way they are."

Chicago's Juan Uribe hit his seventh home run of the year in the fifth inning, to break a 2-2 tie. He has now hit safely in his last eight games, going 11-for-29 during that span.

Jim Thome and Josh Fields each added two-run homers for the White Sox. Thome hit his in the first to stake Chicago to a 2-0 lead. Fields made it 6-2 in the sixth.

Rob Bell (1-1) pitched the eighth to pick up the win for Baltimore .

Orioles starter Erik Bedard gave up the three home runs over 5 2/3 innings.








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    BALTIMORE 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 7 14 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 7 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BAL - ERIK BEDARD, PAUL SHUEY (6TH), KURT BIRKINS (7TH), ROB BELL
    (8TH), CHRIS RAY (9TH) AND RAMON HERNANDEZ
    CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, RYAN BUKVICH (8TH), BOONE LOGAN
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    Jul 2 11:05 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN MILLAR SCORED BRIAN ROBERTS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K MILLAR ON FIRST, N MARKAKIS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 7
    CHI WHITE SOX 6 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.265, 1-FOR-4)

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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRIAN ROBERTS SCORED COREY PATTERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B ROBERTS ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 6
    CHI WHITE SOX 6 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: C GOMEZ (.294, 1-FOR-4)

    Orioles vs. White SoxJul 2 10:51 PM
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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY JAY PAYTON SCORED KEVIN MILLAR AND RAMON
    HERNANDEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J PAYTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 6 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B FAHEY (.143, 0-FOR-3)

    Orioles vs. White SoxJul 2 10:33 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RAMON HERNANDEZ SCORED CHRIS GOMEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R HERNANDEZ ON SECOND, K MILLAR ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 3
    CHI WHITE SOX 6 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J PAYTON (.276, 0-FOR-3)

    Orioles vs. White SoxJul 2 10:30 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSH FIELDS (3) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF ERIK BEDARD SCORED A.J. PIERZYNSKI.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 2, CHI WHITE SOX 6
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: L TERRERO (.253, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Orioles vs. White SoxJul 2 9:49 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JUAN URIBE (7) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF ERIK BEDARD SCORED LUIS TERRERO.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 2, CHI WHITE SOX 4
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A GONZALEZ (.238, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Orioles vs. White SoxJul 2 9:27 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN MILLAR SCORED NICK MARKAKIS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K MILLAR ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.268, 1-FOR-1)

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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY NICK MARKAKIS SCORED COREY PATTERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N MARKAKIS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: K MILLAR (.273, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles vs. White SoxJul 2 8:55 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JIM THOME (11) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF ERIK BEDARD SCORED ANDY GONZALEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 0, CHI WHITE SOX 2
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.255, 15 HR, 42 RBI)

    Orioles vs. White SoxJul 2 8:26 PM