Sep 8, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) reaches first base safely on an infield single as Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (19) does not get the throw in time at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Dunn Two-Run HR, Chicago White Sox Snap Nine-Game Skid

Adam Dunn hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to snap the Chicago White Sox nine-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on Sunday afternoon.

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.

The Sox took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Conor Gillaspie singled and scored on Dayan Viciedo‘s double off Orioles starter Bud Norris.

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.

Adam Jones hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth off Sox starter Andre Rienzo to cut the Sox lead to 2-1.

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.

The Sox head back to Chicago with a 1-9 record on their East Coast road trip against the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Orioles.

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).

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