CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen still doesn't
know what to expect from Jon Garland.
Garland (10-10) allowed four runs and eight hits in seven-plus
innings for Chicago. Garland, who has often been inconsistent, was
given a 5-0 lead in the second inning.
"The arm, the physical ability is there to be better than
Garland is right now," Guillen said. "But mentally, whether it is
focus or whatever, is not there, yet. But he pitched better tonight
than he did in the past."
The game was halted for a few minutes in the sixth inning when a
man ran across the outfield after Uribe's home run. The man was
chased by 11 security guards from right field to left-center and
was escorted off the field. He deked one security guard, but was
The man was identified by police as Michael Tremberth, 26, of
Carol Stream. Tremberth was charged with criminal trespass, a
misdemeanor, police spokesman John Mirabelli said.
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki was in right field when the fan ran by.
"It kind of scared me because he came from a place I couldn't
see him," Suzuki said through an interpreter. "If he came from a
place where I could see him, I wouldn't have been worried.
"I heard about what happened at the Olympics, though I didn't
see it," said Suzuki, apparently referring to last weekend's
marathon, when a man ran onto the course in Athens.
The White Sox tightened security after Kansas City first-base
coach Tom Gamboa was attacked by a spectator on Sept. 19, 2002, and
umpire Laz Diaz was attacked by a fan on April 16 last year.
White Sox spokesman Scott Reifert said that the man was arrested
and will face a $1,000 fine and up to 30 days in jail.
Chicago won for the sixth time in 16 games. Shingo Takatsu
pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances.
Suzuki was 1-for-4 with one RBI for the Mariners, giving him a
major league-leading 218 hits.
Facing Takatsu in the ninth, Suzuki popped out to center with
runners on first and second.
Takatsu is the career saves leader in Japanese baseball with 260
and finally got a chance to face Suzuki in the major leagues.
"Before he was the best hitter in Japan, but now he is the best
hitter in the world," Takatsu said through a translator. "It was
tough to get him out tonight."
Suzuki has 28 games remaining to reach the season record of 257
hit, set by George Sisler in 1920 with the St. Louis Browns.
"If I can get three hits in one at-bat, I can think about the
record," Suzuki said.
Seattle has lost three straight since a season-high five-game
winning streak. Bret Boone hit his 20th homer in the eighth.
Mariners starter Bobby Madritsch (3-2), who grew up 15 miles
from the ballpark in suburban Burbank made his first visit to
Chicago as major leaguer. He allowed five runs in the second
inning, then didn't allow another run until Uribe homered in the
sixth. In all, the 28-year-old rookie left-hander gave up six runs
and six hits in six innings.
Paul Konerko singled leading off the second inning, advanced on
a sacrifice, took third on a balk and scored on a wild pitch.
Jamie Burke followed with a single and scored from first on Joe
Borchard's RBI triple. Madritsch then walked Valentin, gave up Joe
Crede's RBI single and Roberto Alomar's two-out, two-run double.
White Sox RHP Freddy Garcia is scheduled to start at Texas
on Wednesday. He is scheduled to miss his third straight start on
Sunday with a sore right forearm. ... White Sox DH Carl Everett was
out of the lineup with a bruised right thumb.