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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ChiSox Steer Past M's

GAME ONE – Ross Baumgarten (3-7) earned a complete-game 5-1 win over Mariners. A Larry Cox (1) solo shot in the 5th was the lone blemish. Meanwhile Jorge Orta (6) launched a monster rocket to CF to highlight a 4-run 7th for the ChiSox.

GAME TWO – Seattle evened up the series with a complete-game 2-1 effort from Rick Honeycutt (4-4). The lefty threw 8 shutout innings until Chet Lemon (7) took him deep in the 9th. The Mariners pushed across a pair of runs in the 3rd on a RBI single from Ruppert Jones and a wild pitch by Sox starter Rich Wortham (5-6).

GAME THREE – Lamar Johnson singled, slole second and scored on Alan Bannister’s base hit in the 10th to lift Chicago to 2-1 win. Fred Howard (1-1) got the W in relief. John Montague (0-5) recorded his 5th blown save for the M’s.

GAME FOUR – An early see-saw contest saw Johnson score on a Milt May infield out in the 5th. It would be the last run scored as the White Sox won 7-6. Francisco Barrios (6-3) tossed 8 innings for the W. Steve Trout (2) retired the final hitters. Seattle’s Jones led all hitters with 3 knocks.

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