Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Dayan Viciedo clubbed a solo home run in the
bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 win over the
Seattle Mariners in the rubber match of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular
Chicago closer Addison Reed (1-0) escaped a jam in the top of the 10th,
fanning Michael Morse with runners on first and second.
Viciedo then hit a no-doubter to left field off Kameron Loe (1-1) with one
out, helping the White Sox improve to 4-2 on the young season.
This being the White Sox and Mariners, it was bound to be a close contest. The
last six games between these teams have been decided by one run.
"It was a hard-fought series. We had opportunities to do something and we
didn't take advantage of it," said Seattle manager Eric Wedge.
Alex Rios homered in each game of this series and his leadoff shot off Seattle
starter Hisashi Iwakuma made it 3-3 in the seventh. Iwakuma had retired 16
batters in a row following Adam Dunn's game-tying two-run homer in the first
Morse belted his fifth home run of the season, a two-out, two-run blast
against Chicago starter Chris Sale in the opening frame.
Kendrys Morales hit a solo home run off Sale in the sixth to put Seattle up
Sale said the team bailed him out.
"We're here to do our job, but also pick each other up," the left-hander said.
Sale gave up five hits, walked two and struck out seven in seven innings ...
Iwakuma allowed four hits over eight innings ... The White Sox have won 13 of
their last 15 games vs. Seattle ... The Mariners have dropped eight
consecutive series to the White Sox in Chicago ... Rios extended his hitting
streak against Seattle to 13 games ... The Mariners were 0-for-7 with runners
in scoring position.