Corey Patterson struck out his first three times at bat, but what he did in the 10th inning made up for it. Patterson led off by singling up the middle. After stealing second base, he tagged up and went to third on a fly to shallow right field. He scored the winning run on Nick Markakis' single.
Jenks throws it away
White Sox closer Bobby Jenks came into the ninth with a 6-4 lead, but the All-Star managed to cough it up. After Aubrey Huff's one-out RBI single brought the Orioles within one, Jenks retired Ramon Hernandez and got two strikes on Jay Payton. Jenks then threw a wild pitch that scored Markakis, and the game went to extra innings.
Cabrera settles down
Daniel Cabrera gave up three runs in the first inning, and one in each of the next two, but shut down the White Sox after that. He gave up only one hit over the next three innings and didn't walk a batter, a far cry from the first three innings, when he walked four. In six innings, Cabrera gave up five runs on eight hits, striking out seven.
The Orioles will start left-hander Garrett Olson (0-0, 4.15 ERA) this afternoon to try to take the four-game homestand. Olson's last game was a no-decision in Chicago, where he went 4 1/3 innings and gave up two earned runs. The White Sox will start Jose Contreras. He is 5-10 with a 5.19 ERA.