The Chicago White Sox started their west coast trip against the Seattle Mariners and I guess you could say things went “PERFECT”. The White Sox finished the sweep of the Mariners Sunday afternoon by the final score of 7-4. John Danks followed the “Perfect Game” by Phil Humber with a nice effort. The White Sox have won 19 of 22 games against the Seattle Mariners.
The White Sox offense had another good game with 7 runs on 12 hits. Alex Rios led the way going 3-4 with a double, triple and 3 RBI. Kosuke Fukudome, who started in center field for Alejandro De Aza, went 1-2 with 2 RBI. Paul Konerko collected two more hits including a double raising his average to .362 on the year. Adam Dunn and Alexei Ramirez both added RBIs on the day.
Chicago White Sox starter John Danks battled all day as he didn’t have his best stuff. He ended with a line of 6 innings pitched giving up 4 earned runs on 7 hits while striking out six and walking four. Addison Reed came in to start the seventh inning and was nothing short of nasty. He pitched one inning and struck out the side. Then lefty Matt Thornton pitched a perfect eighth inning. Then closer Hector Santiago came in and collected his 4th save of this young season.
The Mariners starter was Kevin Millwood and he last 5 1/3 innings giving up 5 earned runs on 8 hits. Seattle’s offense couldn’t do any worse than yesterday, they managed 8 hits while striking out eleven times. Ichiro and Miguel Olivo each tallied 2 hits, while Dustin Ackley, Jesus Montero and Alex Liddi all had one RBI.