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Rapid Reaction: Mariners 10, White Sox 8

6/2/2012

CHICAGO -- Here’s a quick look at the Seattle Mariners’ 10-8 win over the Chicago White Sox in 12 innings at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday.

How it happened: After squandering three previous leads, the Mariners finally pulled ahead of the White Sox for good in the 12th inning. John Jaso and Mike Carp each drove in a run off White Sox reliever Addison Reed in the final inning. Outside of a few RBIs, most of the game’s runs were driven in with home runs. The White Sox and Mariners combined for eight homers on the day. Gordon Beckham, A.J. Pierzynski, Alex Rios and Dayan Viciedo went deep for the White Sox, and Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak and Ichiro Suzuki (twice) hit homers for the Mariners. Beckham had four RBIs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd struggled for the fourth consecutive start. He allowed nine hits, five runs and four home runs in five innings. He’s given up 26 runs in his last four starts. The White Sox used eight relief pitchers.

What it means: The White Sox had been the hottest team in baseball up until Saturday’s game. The loss was their first in 10 games and just their second in 16 games. They remain in first place in the American League Central.

Outside the box: The Mariners haven’t had much luck against the White Sox in recent years. Saturday’s win was just their fourth in the last 24 games against the White Sox since the start of the 2010 season.

Up next: White Sox pitcher Chris Sale (6-2, 2.34) will start in the finale of their three-game series with the Mariners. Kevin Millwood (3-4, 3.56) will start for the Mariners.