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American League Game Summary - Chicago at Seattle
(Saturday, August 9)
Final Score: Chicago 2, Seattle 1 (10 innings)
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Conor Gillaspie hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 10th inning as the Chicago White Sox edged the Seattle Mariners, 2-1, in the third test of a four-game set.
Tyler Flowers hit a one-out single off Fernando Rodney (1-5), but was forced out at second following pinch hitter Jordan Danks' bouncer to first. Danks stole second during Gordon Beckham's at-bat and runners were on the corners after Chris Taylor was unable to handle Beckham's grounder.
Gillaspie then whacked a base hit to right to bring home Danks to give Chicago a 2-1 lead.
"(Rodney) is tough," said Gillaspie. "Big win. We needed it as a team."
Jake Petricka worked a scoreless 10th to notch his eighth save of the year, while Eric Surkamp (1-0) got the win after picking up the final two outs of the ninth.
Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Jose Abreu had two hits and scored a run for the White Sox, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
White Sox starter Hector Noesi allowed an unearned run on five hits and a walk over 7 1/3 frames.
Kyle Seager smacked an RBI double for Seattle, which had a four-game winning streak come to an end.
Mariners starter James Paxton surrendered a run on six hits over 6 1/3 frames.
"He threw the ball well, I thought he did a nice job for us," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said of Paxton.
Seattle opened the scoring in the fourth when Robinson Cano reached on a Beckham throwing error and Seager brought him home on his liner to right.
Chicago got the run back in the seventh. Abreu led off the frame with a double and scored on Ramirez's two-bagger two batters later to make it 1-1.
Each team put the potential go-ahead run on second with one away in the eighth, but both squandered their opportunities.
Seattle inducted former manager Lou Piniella into the Mariners Hall of Fame following a lavish pre-game ceremony, becoming the eighth member in the club ... The Mariners also wrote out "Lou" on the infield dirt in the middle of the infield ... The White Sox were 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position, while Seattle finished 1-for-4.
08/10 01:55:29 ET