play it again

August 27, 2008|By Dan Connolly

A rough return: : Brian Burres returned from nearly a month of exile at Triple-A Norfolk and picked up where he left off - struggling on the mound in the major leagues. He allowed 10 hits and six runs (five earned) in five innings. His ERA is 5.79

Another fine homecoming: : White Sox starter Gavin Floyd, a Mount St. Joseph graduate, pitched well in his first outing against the Orioles in April (six innings, no earned runs) but didn't get a decision. This time, the 25-year-old right-hander from Severna Park made it count. He picked up his first win against his hometown team, allowing four hits and two runs in eight superb innings.

Breaking up the no-hit, shutout bids: : The Orioles couldn't solve Floyd, but they did have enough offensive success in the fourth inning to avoid a no-hitter and a shutout. Floyd retired the first nine batters before Brian Roberts singled to lead off the fourth. Nick Markakis doubled him home to spoil a potential shutout.

Swisher homers, leaves: : White Sox center fielder Nick Swisher gave Chicago a 2-0 lead with a two-run homer in the first inning. By the bottom of the fourth, he had left the game, fouling a ball off his lower left leg in the top half of the inning.

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