Josh Rojas hit a two-run home run and Mike Ford and Teoscar Hernandez each had two hits to back it up Seattle Mariners Defeat the host Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Tuesday to extend their winning streak to eight games.
Seattle, winning for 16 times in 19 games, stayed a game ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays for third and final wildcard spot in the American League.
Andrew Vaughn’s RBI single in the first inning gave Chicago a 1-0 lead, but that sailors responded with two runs in heat two over runs-scoring singles by Ford and JP Crawford. Rojas’ blast in the fourth inning against White socks Starter Mike Clevinger contributed to the advantage.
Chicago looked to narrow their deficit to one run when Luis Robert Jr. shot a pitch across the left field line at the end of the fifth set with two outs and a runner on board.
After the ball was initially ruled fair, the retest determined it was a minor foul. Robert eventually left, but that White socks didn’t score and was 4-1 down.
Seattle added two runs in the sixth, utilizing a hit batsman and two walks. Cal Raleigh rode a Sacrifice Fly in his seventh heat of the series and Ty France added an RBI single.
Andrew Benintendi hit a solo home run to the last hit with Chicago, giving the final lead.
sailors Starter Bryan Woo allowed one run and three hits in four innings with one walk and three strikeouts.
Justin Topa (3-3) secured the win with 1 1/3 innings scoreless relief while Andres Munoz made the final with his eighth save.
The White socks lost for the eighth time in 10 games. Yoan Moncada and Vaughn each had two hits.
Clevinger fell to 5-6 after allowing four runs and six hits in five innings. He walked four and knocked out four.
White socks Shortstop Tim Anderson was serving the last game of a five-game ban for his role in an Aug. 5 fight with the Cleveland Guardians’ Jose Ramirez.
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