Splitting headache: Sweep eludes O's

The Baltimore Sun

CHICAGO -- The Orioles had the bases loaded and one out in the top of the ninth inning last night and were one run away from bringing on closer George Sherrill and ending a long day at U.S. Cellular Field with a satisfying doubleheader sweep of the Chicago White Sox.

Instead, in the bottom half of the inning, they had to watch the White Sox celebrate with Brian Anderson's bases-loaded, two-out single off Randor Bierd breaking a tie and giving Chicago a 6-5 victory in front of an announced 34,757. Brian Burres threw a career-high eight shutout innings and faced just two batters over the minimum in the Orioles' 5-1 victory in Game 1.

Orioles@White Sox Today, 2:05 p.m., MASN2, 105.7 FM Starters: Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie (0-2, 4.18) vs. White Sox's Jose Contreras (1-2, 4.68)

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