Chi. White Sox 9, Seattle 8

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 24, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 25058

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 11 1
Chi. White Sox 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 9 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 61-65 33-30 28-35 L1
Chi. White Sox 69-55 36-26 33-29 W4

Recap


White Sox 9, Mariners 8: Paul Konerko singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as Chicago overcame blowing a five-run lead in the top of the inning to win its fourth straight game.

Konerko's winning hit to the gap in right-center appeared to be caught by right fielder Eric Thames. But the ball was jarred loose when he collided with center fielder Michael Saunders, allowing Dewayne Wise to race home from second with the winning run.

Kevin Youkilis had tied it with a run-scoring single off Mariners closer Tom Wilhelmsen (4-3) after Seattle had rallied for six runs in the top of the ninth to take an 8-7 lead.

Adam Dunn swatted a pair of homers and Alexei Ramirez also homered and had three RBIs as the White Sox extended their lead over Detroit to 2 1/2 games in the American League Central.

Trayvon Robinson and Jesus Montero homered for the Mariners, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped despite the dramatic comeback.

Dustin Ackley had a two-run single and John Jaso an RBI single in the ninth for Seattle, which plated the go-ahead run on an error by White Sox right fielder Alex Rios.

Chicago closer Addison Reed (3-1) earned the victory despite getting tagged for three runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dunn now has 403 homers, putting him in sole possession of 49th place on the all-time list. ... The Mariners were seeking their first nine-game winning streak since May 27-June 5, 2003. ... The Mariners fell to 3-17 in their last 20 games at U.S. Cellular Field and have lost 22 of the last 26 meetings with Chicago. ... White Sox LHP Leyson Septimo (biceps tendinitis) started a minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte on Friday night.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Chi. White Sox
Jason Vargas Player Jake Peavy
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 7
13.50 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Seattle   Chi. White Sox
Trayvon Robinson Player Paul Konerko
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
7 TB 3
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 11 2 20 .297 9 7 7 3 1 1
Chi. White Sox 12 3 21 .333 9 6 9 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Seattle. The White Sox have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .527 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Mariners have a W/L % of .484 after a win and .484 after a loss.