SEATTLE -- Brett Lawrie, Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier used the long ball to power the White Sox toward a 6-1 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night. That snapped Chicago's five-game losing streak.
White Sox starter Jose Quintana got his eighth win, allowing one run on six hits over six innings. An offense that had scored only four runs in the previous five games topped that in one night. Four of the White Sox six runs were scored on homers.
"The solo homers are nice, but I think to be able to put some on late and separate is the best thing we did tonight," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "It just shows a little fight, especially as hard as last night was, to be able to just fight back like that."
Mariners starter Wade Miley was charged with three runs. He allowed six hits, two of which were solo homers, over 6 1/3 innings as he lost his fifth consecutive game.
"There was a lot of positive things to see out of Wade," manager Scott Servais said. "Tonight I thought his stuff was much crisper. He moved the ball around. The ball, for the most part, was at the bottom of the zone tonight, so I definitely thought it was a step in the right direction." More >
The Mariners bullpen didn't do much to stop Chicago's roll. Tom Wilhelmsen replaced Miley and let one of his two inherited runners score. Edwin Diaz had three strikeouts in a scoreless eighth, but then Joaquin Benoit gave up the two-run home run to Frazier in the ninth to widen the Mariners deficit to 5-1.
"We've been in, I think, all but one game so far since we've been back," White Sox center fielder J.B. Shuck said. "So it's good to finally get the one out of the way and kind of be able to relax again and hopefully get back on a roll."
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Chisox break out: The six runs scored by Chicago were the most in a victory since an 8-2 win over the Yankees on July 4. The White Sox scored eight against Atlanta on July 8, but lost 11-8. Prior to Monday's 4-3 loss to Seattle, Chicago had scored just one run in being swept three straight by the Angels.
"Obviously, we're all kind of pressing a little bit, so to get just a little bit bigger lead, and have the guys come in and say, 'Hey, all we've got to do is throw strikes, we'll get the outs,'" Shuck said. "So it's definitely a plus to be able to tack on some [runs] late."
Cano matches Lawrie:Robinson Cano homered in the fourth inning to tie the game at 1-1. The 393-foot blast left the bat at 100 mph, according to Statcast™. His 762nd career extra-base hit put him one over Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg for the seventh-most all-time among second basemen.
Turning two: The Mariners turned three double plays behind Miley to hold the White Sox to one run through six innings. All three double plays ended their respective innings (first, fourth and sixth) with Miley facing the minimum.
Escape artist: After allowing Cano's homer in the fourth inning, Quintana made big pitches in key situations, stranding a runner at second in the fourth, and lead runners at third in the fifth and sixth, including the bases loaded in the sixth.
"I felt pretty good. A couple innings in trouble, so I tried to make a critical pitch," Quintana said. "I tried to keep the score close. Winning this game, that's really important for us now." More >
UPON FURTHER REVIEW
The Mariners lost a challenge on a tag play at first base in the bottom of the eighth. Dae-Ho Lee hit a ground ball to Frazier at third base. Frazier tossed the ball to Jose Abreu, who stepped off the bag to grab the ball and reached to tag Lee. Lee was called out, and after review, the review official did not have definitive evidence that Abreu missed the tag. The call on the field stood.
White Sox: Resurgent Miguel Gonzalez (2-5, 4.40 ERA) looks to continue his recent effectiveness. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 2.55 ERA in his last three starts after going 0-2 with 9.39 ERA in the previous three. Game time is 2:40 p.m. CT on Wednesday.
Mariners:Felix Hernandez will make his long awaited return from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. Seattle's right-handed ace has been out since May 28 with a right calf strain. He made a rehab start in Triple-A Tacoma on July 15, allowing one run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. First pitch is scheduled for 12:40 p.m PT on Wednesday.