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White Sox’ Jason Frasor lets one get away in 6-4 loss to Orioles

Adam Dunn argues with home-plate umpire Bill Miller after striking out eighth inning. | Greg Fiume~Getty Images

Adam Dunn argues with home-plate umpire Bill Miller after striking out in the eighth inning. | Greg Fiume~Getty Images

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ORIOLES 6, SOX 4

10 innings

SOX AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Pierre lf 5 1 2 2 0 0 .277

Vizquel ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 .252

Konerko dh 5 0 1 1 0 1 .304

Quentin rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .262

1-De Aza pr-rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286

Pierzynski c 5 0 3 0 0 0 .290

Rios cf 5 1 2 0 0 0 .218

A.Dunn 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .163

Beckham 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .246

Morel 3b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .258

Totals 41 4 11 4 0 6

Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Pie lf 4 0 1 0 1 2 .229

Hardy ss 5 1 4 1 0 1 .275

Markakis rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .285

Ad.Jones cf 5 1 3 1 0 0 .290

Wieters c 5 0 1 0 0 0 .258

Mar.Reynolds 3b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .214

C.Davis 1b 4 2 2 0 1 0 .238

Reimold dh 5 1 1 2 0 0 .215

Andino 2b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .264

Totals 41 6 14 6 2 6

SOX 000 001 300 0 — 4 11 0

Baltimore 120 010 000 2 — 6 14 0

One out when winning run scored.

1-ran for Quentin in the 8th.

LOB—SOX 8, Baltimore 10. 2B—Pierre (12), Pierzynski (22), Rios (19), Morel (11), Ad.Jones (22). HR—Hardy (21), off Humber; Ad.Jones (21), off Humber; Reimold (7), off Frasor. RBI—Pierre 2 (30), Konerko (80), Morel (22), Hardy (54), Markakis (49), Ad.Jones (71), Reimold 2 (20), Andino (14). SF—Markakis.

RLSP—SOX 4 (Morel, Konerko, Beckham, Rios); Baltimore 4 (Mar.Reynolds, Ad.Jones, Markakis, Reimold). RMU—Vizquel, Konerko, A.Dunn, Reimold.

SOX IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Humber 6 11 4 4 1 3 95 3.67

Crain 2 1 0 0 1 3 37 2.61

Ohman 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4.03

Frasor L, 2-2 1 2 2 2 0 0 16 3.69

Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Tom.Hunter 62⁄3 7 4 4 0 2 89 4.67

Berken BS, 3-3 1⁄3 2 0 0 0 0 11 6.05

Ji.Johnson 1 1 0 0 0 2 16 3.02

Gregg 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 3.40

M.Gonzalez W, 2-2 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 5.17

Inherited runners-scored—Berken 2-2. IBB—off Crain (C.Davis). HBP—by Ji.Johnson (Quentin). WP—Ji.Johnson.

Umpires—Home, James Hoye; First, Chris Conroy; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Tom Hallion.

T—3:00. A—18,747 (45,438).

How they scored

ORIOLES FIRST Pie lined out. Hardy homered to left on a full count. One run. Orioles 1, White Sox 0.

Orioles second C.Davis singled. Reimold flied out, C.Davis to second. Andino singled, C.Davis scored. Pie singled, Andino to second. Hardy infield single, Andino to third, Pie to second. Markakis hit a sacrifice fly, Andino scored. Two runs. Orioles 3, White Sox 0.

Orioles fifth Ad.Jones homered to center on a 1-2 count. One run. Orioles 4, White Sox 0.

White Sox sixth Pierre doubled. Vizquel flied out, Pierre to third. Konerko grounded out, Pierre scored. One run. Orioles 4, White Sox 1.

White Sox seventh Pierzynski grounded out. Rios singled. A.Dunn grounded out, Rios to second. Beckham infield single, Rios to third. Morel doubled, Rios scored, Beckham to third. Berken pitching. Pierre singled, Beckham scored, Morel scored. Three runs. White Sox 4, Orioles 4.

Orioles 10th Mar.Reynolds grounded out. C.Davis singled. Reimold homered to center on a 0-0 count, C.Davis scored. Two runs. Orioles 6, White Sox 4.

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Updated: November 16, 2011 1:19AM



BALTIMORE — Jason Frasor was the last White Sox player off the field. Almost in a state of disbelief, he slowly walked off while the Baltimore Orioles celebrated their 6-4 victory on Nolan Reimold’s two-run homer in the 10th inning on Wednesday night.

“A slider,” Frasor said. “I don’t think it did too much. It looked like he knew it was coming. He crushed it.”

The frustrating thing for Frasor is that he was feeling it.

“I feel like that was the best I pitched since I’ve been a White Sox,” he said.

Frasor, acquired before the trade deadline in the deal for Edwin Jackson, retired the last two batters of the ninth inning and the first in the 10th before Chris Davis singled. Then came Reimold’s blast to left-center that halted the Sox’ five-game wining streak and a chance to reach .500 and close to within three games of the first-place Detroit Tigers, who lost for the second straight night to the Cleveland Indians.

“We’ve been playing great ball on this trip, and I wish we were still out there playing right now,’’ Frasor said. “But we’re playing good ball, and hopefully we start a new streak [Thursday].”

The Sox close out a four-game series here Thursday with a chance to leave with three wins. A split would send them home under a cloud of disappointment.

The deflating thing about this loss was that it wasted a comeback in the seventh inning. The Sox had their chances to take the lead after that, but left runners in scoring position in the eighth and 10th innings.

“We fight pretty well today,’’ Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. “Pretty good ballgame to watch, unfortunately it ended the way we didn’t want. We had opportunities early, so did they and we didn’t take advantage of that. They left a few guys on base and so did we.’’

After beating the Cubs with seven scoreless innings on July 2 at Wrigley Field, Philip Humber failed to win for the fifth straight start on Wednesday night. Humber allowed four runs on 11 hits including homers to J.J Hardy and Adam Jones, but, thanks to a three-run rally by the White Sox in the seventh inning, left with the score tied at 4.

It wasn’t a horrible performance but it wasn’t the Humber who was consistently sharp before the All-Star break, either. But Guillen expressed no disappointment in Humber.

“No not really,’’ Guillen said. “It’s a lot of ground-ball base hits. There is not a lot you can do about it. He may throw three, four, five ground balls that were through the holes that you couldn’t do much about it. He’s throwing the ball good.’’

Humber has been singing the praises of his defense after each victory, but he missed having shortstop Alexei Ramirez’s range to assist him. Omar Vizquel, the 11-time Gold Glove shortstop who has lost a step at age 44, couldn’t get to a pair of ground balls that Ramirez might have had in a two-run Orioles second inning.

“It’s frustrating what has been happening,’’ Humber said. “But I don’t feel like I’ve really done anything a whole lot different the last five starts that I’ve done earlier in the year. In some ways, I’ve probably been a little better as far as having a better fastball and things like that.’’

There was some good for the Sox. Alex Rios shook off an 0-for-4 from the previous night with a ground-rule double and a single in the Sox’ three-run seventh that knotted the score at 4. He is 9-for-21 with four doubles and a home run in his last six games. And A.J. Pierzynski had three hits, including a double.

Rios scored the Sox’ second run on Brent Morel’s two-out double that chased starter Tommy Hunter. Juan Pierre slapped reliever Jason Berken’s first pitch down the third-base line for a two-run double.



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