Friday the 13th was a bit of a tease for the Mariners. Kyle Seager’s face above says it all.
Seattle started by giving up a run in the first inning, but they responded with three of their own. Chicago then rattled off seven straight runs between the second and fourth innings. The M’s got within a run just to give up a home run late.
The Mariners pitching was subpar. Yusei Kikuchi started and gave up five earned runs in less than three innings of work. Wade LeBlanc followed Kikuchi and gave up three earned in two innings.
After a solo home run from José Abreu in the first inning, the M’s got three walks and scored all three. However, the lead was short-lived.
The M’s 3-1 margin disappeared with a Chicago scoring one in the second and three in the third. The Sox scoring barrage was capped off with third baseman Yoan Moncada’s 3-run, bases-clearing double, which put Chicago up 8-3 in the fourth.
The Mariners clawed all the way back to 8-7 after Daniel Vogelbach’s pinch-hit 2-run double in the eighth inning.
However, Austin Adams stepped to the mound, and on his second pitch the M’s reliever gave up a solo homer to Eloy Jiménez in the ninth.
Omar Narváez tried to keep the M’s hopes alive with a two out single, but Tom Murphy followed with a ground out to Moncada to end the game.
White Sox win 9-7 in three hours and 47 minutes.
Winning Pitcher, (3-0) Josh Osich: 2.1 IP, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
Losing Pitcher, (6-10) Yusei Kikuchi: 2.1 IP, 5 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
Save (27), (former Mariner) Álex Colomé: 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
The Mariners continue their series with Chicago on Saturday. Pregame coverage at 5 p.m. on 750 The Game.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Top 1st … José Abreu Home Run, 1-0 White Sox
Bottom 1st … Wild Pitch Scores J.P. Crawford 1-1
Bottom 1st … Kyle Lewis Sacrifice Fly, 2-1 Mariners
Bottom 1st … Omar Narváez RBI Single, 3-1 Mariners
Top 3rd … Danny Mendick RBI Single (thrown out at 2nd), 4-3 White Sox
Top 3rd … Adam Engel Home Run, 5-3 White Sox
Top 4th … Yoan Moncada 3-Run Triple, 8-3 White Sox
Bottom 4th … Shed Long 2-Run Single, 8-5 White Sox
Bottom 8th … Daniel Vogelbach Pinch-Hit 2-Run Double, 8-7 White Sox
Final Call, White Sox win 9-7
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