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Pretty eventful bottom of the second inning

The Orioles took a 1-0 lead when Felix Pie drilled a Mark Buehrle pitch onto the flag court in right field for his third homer of the season.

Jake Fox, who is getting a rare start at catcher in place of the resting Matt Wieters, then reached base on a throwing error by White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Cesar Izturis followed with a bloop single to center, the 1,000th hit of his career.

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Izturis got a real nice ovation when the scoreboard recognized his accomplishment, and he tipped his helmet to the crowd and his teammates.

Rookie third baseman Josh Bell then hit a bouncer up the middle that Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham made a diving stop on just to keep it from rolling into the outfield. Beckham had no play at first base on Bell, but he spotted Fox trying to score and threw him out at home by a mile. Fox obviously thought the ball had gone into the outfield, but I couldn't tell if he ignored third base coach Gary Allenson's stop sign or not.

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The Orioles had four hits in the inning and had an additional batter reach on an error, but they managed only one run against Buehrle.

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