The Seattle Mariners have started the second half of the season in the right way — with two wins.
The Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, as Felix Hernandez pitched five solid innings and Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz homered. Cruz's two-run homer in the sixth inning put the Mariners up for good in the back-and-forth game.
The Mariners are 45-47 headed into Sunday's 11 a.m. Sunday series finale, as Andrew Moore (1-1, 3.86) pitches for Seattle opposite Derek Holland (5-9, 5.01).
Melky Cabrera's homer gave the White Sox (38-51) a brief lead in the first inning.
But, Seager hit a solo homer to tie it in the second inning. Cabrera's RBI single put Chicago back ahead. Then, Carlos Ruiz singled for Seattle to tie it.
The White Sox went ahead 3-2 in the fifth inning, but Robinson Cano walked and Cruz hit his 18th homer to put Seattle ahead in the sixth.
Hernandez allowed six hits and three runs while striking out five and walking none in five innings, and relievers Steve Cishek, Tony Zych, Nick Vincent and Edwin Diaz held the White Sox scoreless the rest of the way.
Cabrera went 4-for-5 for the White Sox.