Jun 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (49) throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Sale Quiets Mariners Hot Bats As White Sox Win Opener


Hot and cold, the Seattle Mariners have made sub-.500 pitchers look like All-Stars and on occasion, stuck it to Cy Young-calbier pitchers. Not today.

Chicago’s Chris Sale pitched a complete game six-hitter, striking out 12 Mariners and three White Sox went yard as they took the opening game of the series 7-1 on Independence Day.

On America’s birthday, it was two Cubans – Dayan Viciedo and Jose Abreu – roughing up their countryman Roenis Elias, handing Seattle only their third loss in their last 13 games.

It was Viciedo who struck first, with a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the 4th. The White Sox struck for four more in the 5th including a homer by Jose Abreu, who now has 27 on the season.

Viciedo has been the subject of multiple trade rumors, specifically with the Mariners. He did his part in trying to entice the Mariners Friday, going 4-for-4 with his 10th homer of the season and two runs scored.

It is my belief that the Mariners will get something done to acquire Viciedo and possibly SS Alexei Ramirez by the end of this series in Chicago.

Willie Bloomquist scored the Mariners’ lone run, batting at the top of the order and getting the start at shortstop. But lefties were hitting .089 against Sale this season coming into the game, and this lefty-dominated lineup did exactly as predicted against Sale.

The Mariners look to lick their wounds and regroup with Felix Hernandez on the mound today. Happy Felix Day everyone!

BOX SCORE

Batting

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Willie BloomquistSS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .278
James JonesCF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 .287
Robinson Cano2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .322
Corey HartDH 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .204
Kyle Seager3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .282
Mike ZuninoC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Logan Morrison1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245
Michael SaundersRF 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .260
Dustin AckleyLF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .228
Totals 31 1 6 1 0 0 12 0 10
Batting
2B – R Cano (20, C Sale)
SF – C Hart
RBI – C Hart (18)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – W Bloomquist 1, R Cano 2, K Seager 1
Team LOB – 4

Chi White Sox

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Adam EatonCF 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 .275
Gordon Beckham2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .258
Jose Abreu1B 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 .280
Dayan ViciedoLF 4 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .252
Alexei RamirezSS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .293
Paul KonerkoDH 4 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 3 .225
Conor Gillaspie3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .311
Moises SierraRF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .202
Tyler FlowersC 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Totals 32 7 9 7 3 1 8 1 11
Batting
2B – A Eaton (12, R Elias)
HR – J Abreu (27, 5th inning off R Elias 1 on, 1 Out), D Viciedo (10, 4th inning off R Elias 0 on, 0 Out), P Konerko (5, 8th inning off C Furbush 1 on, 1 Out)
SF – G Beckham
RBI – A Eaton (23), G Beckham (24), J Abreu 2 (69), D Viciedo (30), P Konerko 2 (18)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Abreu 1, M Sierra 1
Team LOB – 4
Running
SB – A Eaton (8, 2nd base off R Elias/M Zunino)
Fielding
E – M Sierra (3, field)
Outfield assists – D Viciedo
Pitching

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Roenis Elias(L, 7-7) 5.0 7 5 5 1 6 2 1.21 4.19
Joe Beimel 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.16 1.35
Dominic Leone 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.20 2.06
Charlie Furbush 1.0 2 2 2 0 2 1 1.26 4.26

Chi White Sox

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Chris Sale(W, 8-1) 9.0 6 1 1 0 12 0 0.87 2.16
WP – C Sale 2
HBP – T Flowers (by R Elias)
Pitches-strikes – R Elias 87-55; J Beimel 11-8; D Leone 17-12; C Furbush 16-12; C Sale 112-77
Ground balls-fly balls – R Elias 6-5; J Beimel 2-0; D Leone 1-2; C Furbush 2-1; C Sale 8-5
Batters faced – R Elias 24; J Beimel 3; D Leone 3; C Furbush 5; C Sale 32
Game Details
Game Time: 2:28.
Umpires: HP–Dana DeMuth. 1B–Ed Hickox. 2B–Lance Barrett. 3B–Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 70 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Left to Right.
Attendance: 30,297.
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