Adam Dunn’s walk-off homer atones for error as Sox beat O’s
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org July 4, 2013 5:26PM
Chicago White Sox's Adam Dunn watches his solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the White Sox a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game in Chicago, Ill., Thursday, July 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)
Updated: July 4, 2013 6:08PM
Adam Dunn’s walk-off homer with one out in the ninth inning gave the White Sox a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Two innings after making an error at first base that prevented Jose Quintana from getting a win, despite pitching seven of the most dominant innings by a Sox pitcher this season, Dunn hit his 23rd homer of the season against Tommy Hunter to give the Sox a series victory.
Quintana struck out a career-high 11, allowing two hits and leaving with a 2-0 lead. It was the fifth time he has pitched seven scoreless innings without a decision in his career.
Relying mostly on locating his fastball, Quintana retired 19 of the last 20 Orioles he faced, including the last 13.
Nate Jones gave up two runs in the eighth. He walked Brian Roberts to start the inning, then gave up a double to Nate McLouth. An error by first baseman Dunn on Matt Wieters’ grounder and a sacrifice fly by Nick Markakis scored the runs.
Addison Reed pitched the ninth to earn the win. Dunn also had an RBI single, and Alex Rios drove in the Sox’ other run with an RBI single.