Rapid Reaction: White Sox 5, Mariners 2

SEATTLE -- The Chicago White Sox won their first series since taking one against the Tampa Bay Rays in early April after defeating the Seattle Mariners 5-2 in 10 innings Sunday.

How it happened: Alexei Ramirez had a big RBI double in the 10th inning to break a tie. White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrlewas sharp once again, getting into trouble only in the fifth inning when Jack Wilson’s popup sacrifice bunt fell untouched for a single. The Mariners scored on a single from Brendan Ryan and a sacrifice fly from Ichiro Suzuki. The White Sox's two runs in the fourth came in bold fashion when Paul Konerko was waved home on a Ramon Castro and Alex Rios came in right behind him when the throw home got away.

What it means: The White Sox keep threatening to turn things around on offense, but have yet to put together sustained success. After a nine-run game in Tampa ended a losing streak, the losing started all over again. Back-to-back wins in Yankee Stadium didn’t alter the trend. Now a 17-hit attack on Saturday led to Mariners starter Erick Bedard striking out nine over five innings Sunday. Then they put together Sunday's 10th inning to win.

Stat of the game: The two runs Buehrle gave up in the fifth were his first in 17 innings.

Up next: White Sox right-hander Edwin Jackson (2-4, 4.98 ERA) will start in the opener of a three-game series in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels will go with right-hander Ervin Santana (1-3, 4.43) in the 9:05 p.m. start at Angel Stadium.