Chi. White Sox 5, Seattle 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 25, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barrett, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Jim Joyce,
Attendance - 27562

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 0
Chi. White Sox 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 5 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 61-66 33-30 28-36 L2
Chi. White Sox 70-55 37-26 33-29 W5

Recap


White Sox 5, Mariners 4: Tyler Flowers homered and Dewayne Wise singled home the go-ahead run in a two-run sixth to lift host Chicago to its fifth consecutive win.

Paul Konerko, Alex Rios and Wise each had two hits and an RBI as the White Sox maintained their 2 1/2-game lead over Detroit atop the American League Central.

Nate Jones (6-0) faced one batter in relief of starter Carlos Quintana for the win to help Chicago beat Seattle for the seventh time in eight meetings this season and improve to 23-4 against Seattle since the beginning of the 2010 season.

Relievers Matt Thornton and Brett Myers bridged the gap to closer Addison Reed, who surrendered a homer before securing his 24th save.

Blake Beavan (8-8) lasted five-plus innings, giving up four runs on seven hits for the Mariners, who have lost two straight following an eight-game winning streak and fell to 3-18 in their last 21 games at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kyle Seager homered twice for Seattle, including a three-run blast in the first inning off Quintana, who allowed three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings and left after throwing 112 pitches.

Chicago chipped away with RBI singles by Konerko in the first and Rios in the third before Flowers tied it with a solo shot in the sixth, his third homer in his last five games.

Ramirez followed Flowers' homer with a double, ending Beavan's night, and scored the go-ahead run on Wise's two-out single off Charlie Furbush. Ramirez's sacrifice fly in the eighth made it 5-3.

GAME NOTEBOOK: A.J. Pierzynski and White Sox manager Robin Ventura were ejected in top of third inning after Pierzynski questioned a ball call. It was the third ejection of the year for first-year manager Ventura. ... Seager's first-inning blast ended a 13-game homerless streak. He had only one RBI in that span. ... White Sox LF Dayan Viciedo was a late scratch from the lineup due to soreness in his right shoulder. He was replaced by Jordan Danks. ... The Mariners have hit a homer in eight straight games and have 112 for the season, three more than last year.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Chi. White Sox
Blake Beavan Player Jose Quintana
Loss W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.2
2 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 5
7.20 ERA 4.76
Hitting
Seattle   Chi. White Sox
Justin Smoak Player Kevin Youkilis
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 10 2 16 .286 18 5 4 5 0 0
Chi. White Sox 11 1 16 .355 20 4 5 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Seattle. The White Sox have a W/L % of .594 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 .477 after a loss.