Mariners complete sweep of White Sox with 10-inning win
CHICAGO -- Nelson Cruz homered in the 10th inning and the Seattle Mariners held off the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Sunday to claim their first sweep in Chicago since 2003.
Cruz homered for the second straight game and the fifth time in eight games. Danny Valencia and Kyle Seager also hit home runs for the Mariners, who extended their winning streak to four.
Cruz's homer came off Chris Beck (1-1).
Avisail Garcia smacked two home runs for the White Sox, who relinquished a five-run lead.
The Mariners had scored the go-ahead run on Anthony Swarzak's bases-loaded wild pitch in the sixth.
Jose Abreu tied the score on an RBI double after Alen Hanson doubled and advanced on a sacrifice in the seventh.
Garcia homered on the first pitch to put the White Sox ahead 1-0 in the second inning. It was his first home run at Guaranteed Rate Field since May 13.
Omar Narvaez added a two-run shot, his first of the season and second of his career, in the second inning to make it 3-0.
Garcia hit a two-run drive in the third inning, giving him six career multi-home run games and 13 home runs this season.
Seager hit his 12th home run of the season, a solo shot, in the fourth inning to start the Mariners' comeback.
Shortstop Tim Anderson's major league-leading 21st error allowed the Mariners to load the bases with no outs in the fifth. Jean Segura delivered a sacrifice fly before Valencia's three-run homer tied the score.
Nick Vincent (3-1) threw a scoreless inning for the win. Edwin Diaz nailed down his 16th save.
In his fourth major league start and first on the road, Mariners starter Andrew Moore allowed five runs, including three home runs, in three innings.
The rebuilding White Sox have lost four straight, fell a season-high 14 games below .500, and have the worst record in the American League.
The Mariners won their first series in Chicago since 2007.
White Sox starter Derek Holland gave up six runs (five earned) in 5 2/3 innings. He made a flashy defensive play in the fourth when he snagged a comebacker behind his back. The ball apparently got caught in his glove's webbing and so Holland tossed his mitt to first baseman Abreu for the out.
Jose Quintana was originally scheduled to start Sunday for the White Sox before they traded him to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
NOTES: Mariners DH Nelson Cruz is dealing with a sore right knee but remains in the lineup. His 73 RBIs lead the majors. ... Mariners RF Mitch Haniger jammed a thumb on a bunt attempt Saturday. Ben Gamel instead started in right field. Haniger was available to pinch run. ... The Mariners will likely need a fifth starter Tuesday at Houston. RHP Sam Gaviglio from Triple-A Tacoma is expected to start. ... White Sox INF Tyler Saladino was out of the starting lineup for rest. He returned Friday from the disabled list because of back spasms. ... Chicago manager Rick Renteria said he will keep an eye on former White Sox LHP Jose Quintana, who made his debut with the Chicago Cubs on Sunday against Baltimore.