Another gem from Bedard
For the second straight game, Erik Bedard pitched a gem. The left-hander didn't match the 15 strikeouts he recorded in Texas but was still very effective. In the seventh inning, after walking Jim Thome and giving up a double to Paul Konerko, Bedard struck out Jermaine Dye and Josh Fields to escape unscathed. He gave up no runs and three hits in seven innings, striking out seven.
The Orioles got only six hits off White Sox starter Mark Buehrle, but made two of them count. Nick Markakis led off the bottom of the fourth with his 10th home run of the year, his first since June 8. In the fifth inning, Corey Patterson hit a 400-foot shot to right-center field for his third homer of the year.