Nelson Cruz homers in the top of the 10th inning after Seattle rallies from 5-0 down; now it's on to Houston for three games

DIAZThe Seattle Mariners stayed hot after the All-Star break, finishing off a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox in impressive fashion Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago.

The Mariners rallied from an early 5-0 deficit and Nelson Cruz's 10th inning homer provided the winning run as Seattle beat Chicago 7-6.

Edwin Diaz struck out all three White Sox batters, swinging, in the bottom of the 10th inning.

The Mariners (46-47) now travel to take on American League West Division-leading Houston (62-30), starting at 5 p.m. PT Monday. Ariel Miranda (7-4, 4.15) pitches for Seattle opposite Lance McCullers Jr. (7-2, 3.05).

There were six home runs hit in Sunday's game.

Avisail Garcia took Andrew Moore deep twice in the first three innings, and Omar Narvaez also homered early. It was 5-0 Chicago before Kyle Seager hit a solo homer to put Seattle on the board in the fourth inning off Derek Holland.

Danny Valencia tied it at 5-5 with a three-run homer off Holland in the next inning.

With the score 6-6, Cruz homered with no outs in the top of the 10th inning off Chris Beck.

Five relievers followed Moore, and only James Pazos gave up a run. They combined to allow only three hits.

Go to top
Template by JoomlaShine