The Seattle Mariners (6-7) kissed their sister on Tuesday afternoon in Glendale. The Chicago White Sox (5-7) mounted a late comeback against the M’s bullpen to tie the game at 5. As is often the case in spring training, there were no extra innings (thankfully) this afternoon at Camelback Ranch.
Logan Morrison got the scoring started in the fourth inning for the Mariners on Tuesday afternoon. Morrison crushed a Jeff Samardzija offering to deep right field for a solo home run. The dinger was LoMo’s first of the spring, and gave the M’s a one run lead.
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The Mariners extended their lead in the fifth inning. Brad Miller worked a four-pitch walk to lead off the inning for the Mariners. James Jones doubled on a hard ground ball into the right field corner. Miller came around to score on Jones’s double to give the M’s a 2-0 lead. Robinson Cano cashed in Jones on a two out single to center field. Seattle took a three run lead into the bottom of the fifth inning.
Logan Morrison added to his already impressive day by drilling a leadoff triple to right field in the top of the sixth. Dustin Ackley and his majestic beard connected on a one out triple to center field. Ackley’s triple gave the M’s a four run lead.
The White Sox began slowly chipping away at the Mariners’ lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Yoervis Medina was asked to pitch for the Mariners in the sixth, and the Sox jumped all over him. Jose Abreu welcomed him to the ballgame by singling to center field on the very first pitch Medina threw. Adam LaRoche doubled home Abreu on the next pitch to shrink the M’s lead to three.
The Mariners made it four consecutive innings with at least one run scored in the top of the seventh. James Jones walked to open the frame, and quickly swiped second base to put himself in scoring position. Youngster Ketel Marte doubled on a line drive to right field to plate Jones and give the M’s a 5-1 lead.
The White Sox knotted the game at 5 in the bottom of the eighth inning. Rafael Perez was called upon to hold the M’s lead, but he was not up to the task. Following a single and a double, the Sox had runners on second and third with one out. Geovany Soto brought the White Sox to within two after grounding out on a ball back to the pitcher. Trayce Thompson tied the game on a two run home run to left field.
Neither team was able to break the tie in the final inning, and the game ended with both teams deadlocked at 5.
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