- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 27, 2008

CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Anderson hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth last night to give the Chicago White Sox a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles and a split of their day-night doubleheader.

Baltimore captured the opener when Brian Burres, who faced one batter before Friday night’s rainout, came back yesterday afternoon and allowed just three singles in eight shutout innings to lead a 5-1 Orioles’ victory.

In the nightcap, Randor Bierd (0-1) walked Paul Konerko with one out in the ninth, A.J. Pierzynski singled and Joe Crede drew a walk to load the bases. Anderson, a reserve who has had 19 at-bats this season, grounded a single to left on a 2-2 pitch for his second RBI this year.

Bobby Jenks (2-0) worked out of a one-out bases-loaded jam in the top of the ninth, getting Kevin Millar to hit into a fielder’s choice with Luis Hernandez forced at the plate and retiring Aubrey Huff on a comebacker.

White Sox starter Mark Buehrle worked six innings and allowed three hits, including Millar’s solo homer in the sixth, and left with the White Sox leading 5-3.

But the Orioles tied it in the seventh as rookie Eider Torres singled for his first major league hit, Brian Roberts hit an RBI triple and Melvin Mora followed with a run-scoring double, all against reliever Boone Logan.

Buehrle, who threw six pitches before Friday night’s game was rained out, was supposed to make his next appearance tomorrow. But he sent a text message to manager Ozzie Guillen, saying he wanted to pitch again last night.

The White Sox broke a 2-2 tie in the third when Konerko scored all the way from first on Carlos Quentin’s double and an error on Torres, who dropped the relay from left fielder Luke Scott.

Nick Swisher, in a 2-for-24 slump, hit a two-run homer to right — his third of the season — to finish Steve Trachsel in the third. Trachsel gave up five hits and five runs in three-plus innings and was hurt by five walks.

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