How it happened: Nate McLouth hit a two-run home run off White Sox reliever Brett Myers in the eighth inning to put the Orioles ahead 4-3 and snap the White Sox’s six-game winning streak. It was just the third time Myers allowed a run in 20 appearances with the White Sox. McLouth had three RBIs on the night. The White Sox led 2-1 in the sixth inning and 3-2 in the eighth inning and surrendered both leads. Kevin Youkilis hit a two-run homer for the White Sox. It was his 12th homer in 51 games since joining the team. White Sox starter Francisco Liriano allowed six hits, two runs and four walks in five innings. Jim Johnson notched his 40th save for the Orioles.
What it means: The White Sox lost a ½ game to the Detroit Tigers and now are two games ahead of them in the American League Central. The Tigers had Monday off.
Outside the box: The White Sox’s last five games have all been decided by one run. The White Sox are 22-16 in one-run games this season.
Up next: Chris Sale (15-4, 2.65) will start for the White Sox on Tuesday, and Chris Tillman (6-2, 3.71) will start for the Orioles.