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|White Sox Beat Orioles 8-1 to Stop 3-game Slide
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Slumping slugger Adam Dunn lined a three-run double, A.J. Pierzynski homered and the Chicago White Sox snapped a three-game slide with an 8-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
Dunn was jeered by the crowd of 13,818 when he swung and missed for his 19th strikeout in the first inning, dropping his average to .175. But the designated hitter walked and scored in the third, walked again in the fifth and put together one of his best plate appearances with the White Sox during Chicago's four-run sixth.
Dunn, who signed a $56 million, four-year contract before the 2011 season, sent a full-count pitch from Troy Patton into the left-field corner with two out, driving in Alexei Ramirez, Gordon Beckham and Alejandro De Aza to make it 8-1.
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