Orioles, McLouth halt White Sox win streak at six

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BALTIMORE — Nate McLouth’s two-run homer in the eighth inning against reliever Brett Myers erased a one-run White Sox lead, lifting the Orioles to a 4-3 victory on Monday night.

The defeat ended the White Sox winning streak at six. Their lead in the AL Central over the Detroit Tigers, who were idle, was trimmed to two games.

Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer for the Sox in the sixth inning against O’s starter Wei-Yin Chen. Adam Dunn’s infield single with Dewayne Wise on third in the eighth gave the Sox a 3-2 lead.

Jim Johnson retired Gordon Beckham on a grounder to shortstop with Alexei Ramirez on second to end the game.

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