BALTIMORE -- A.J. Pierzynski's home run in the second inning, which gave the White Sox a 1-0 lead against the Orioles in their 7-6 victory at Camden Yards on Monday, snapped an 0-for-12 streak for the Sox catcher.
Nothing like a little extra time in the batting cage to iron things out. Pierzynski said hitting coaches Greg Walker and Mike Gellinger helped him make a couple of minor adjustments and they obviously clicked. He added an RBI single in the sixth and a sacrifice fly in the eighth that tied the score at 7-7.
"It's nice to score those runs late, in the seventh, eighth or ninth,'' said Pierzynski. "It's hard to do but when it does happen it's fun.''
Pierzynski, who raised his average to .284 and his RBI total to 37, has a knack for hitting with two strikes. The homer was his fifth with an 0-2 count this year. He has six homers.