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Sox Nearly Blow 5-1 Lead, But Hang On For Third Win In A Row

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Juan Pierre had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run in support of Mark Buehrle, as Chicago held off a late rally to down the reeling Pirates, 5-4, and finish off a three-game series sweep at PNC Park.

Omar Vizquel and Carlos Quentin each had two hits, scored once and added a run batted in for the surging White Sox, who have won seven of their last eight.

Buehrle (5-6) worked a sturdy 7 1/3 innings, yielding two runs on six hits while issuing one walk and striking out six to become the winningest pitcher in interleague history with 22 victories.

Bobby Jenks worked a perfect ninth to earn his 13th save, as Chicago knocked off the Pirates for the eighth time in the last nine meetings.

Ross Ohlendorf (0-5) absorbed the loss after yielding five runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings, as the Pirates were dealt their 11th straight loss. He did not walk a batter and fanned four in his 14th consecutive winless start dating back to August 18th of last season.