The Orioles threaten late in the ninth inning when they loaded the bases and scored a run against Sox closer Addison Reed. Brian Roberts then popped up into a double play in foul territory to double off Chris Dickerson at first base.
Jeff Keppinger‘s double and singles from Gillaspie and Jordan Danks loaded the bases in the fourth. With two outs, Alejandro De Aza beat out Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty‘s throw to first. Keppinger scored to give the Sox a 2-0 lead.
Dunn extended the Sox lead to 4-1 in the fifth with a two-run home run.
Rienzo allowed four hits and one run, struck out four and walked two in 6 2/3 innings. Norris went 4 1/3 innings, gave up nine hits and four runs, struck out six and walked one.
Sox pitching coach Don Cooper was without the team for the second straight outing after being hospitalized with symptoms related to diverticulitis Saturday. Cooper is expected to return Monday.
Sox left-hander ChriS Sale (10-12, 2.97 ERA) and Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer (19-2, 2.88 ERA) are the projected starters for three-game series opener in Chicago at 7:10 p.m. CT (CSN/WSCR 670).