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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks delivers during the second inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Nolan Reimold homered for the fourth consecutive game and made a terrific diving catch in left field, helping the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Baltimore had just one hit before Robert Andino singled with one out in the sixth. Reimold then hit a drive to left-center off John Danks, giving the Orioles a 2-0 lead. J.J. Hardy followed with a drive to virtually the same spot for his third homer.
Reimold also had a big home run Monday night, helping Baltimore rally for a 10-4 victory over the White Sox in 10 innings. He is batting .394 (13 for 33) in the past eight games.
Wei-Yin Chen earned his first major league win in his second career game, allowing two runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings. The left-hander, a Taiwan native who pitched in Japan for the last four seasons, also was effective in his first start, surrendering two earned runs in 5 2-3 innings against the Yankees.
Chen (1-0) was working on a shutout before the White Sox chased him in the sixth. A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run double into the right-field corner before Alex Rios singled to put runners on the corners with one out.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter then brought in side arming right-hander Darren O'Day, who got Alexei Ramirez to pop up and picked off Rios to end the inning. O'Day also worked the seventh, striking out Brent Morel with a runner on third to preserve the lead.
Troy Patton and Luis Ayala combined to work the eighth before Jim Johnson wriggled out of a jam to record his fifth save in five chances.
The White Sox had runners on the corners with one out when pinch-hitter Kosuke Fukudome lined to third. Alejandro De Aza then walked to load the bases but third baseman Wilson Betemit made a great play on Morel's chopper to end the game.
Pierzynski and Rios had two hits apiece for Chicago, which has lost three straight. Danks (1-2) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked two in seven innings.
The White Sox had a chance for a fast start when De Aza milked a leadoff walk in the first and Morel followed with a sinking liner to left. But Reimold hustled over and made a sprawling grab for the out.