SEATTLE -- Melky Cabrera's RBI double in the top of the 10th lifted the White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Mariners on Friday, as Chicago snapped a seven-game road losing streak while holding Seattle to one hit on the night.
Mariners reliever Tony Zych hit Kevan Smith with a pitch to lead off the 10th and pinch-runner Leury Garcia was sacrificed to second before Cabrera delivered the two-out game-winner for the White Sox, who improved to 18-22.
"I'm more mad about hitting the guy than the end there," Zych said. "Good hitters are going to hit mistakes or sometimes hit good pitches. I thought it was a pretty decent pitch [to Cabrera], but not good enough, I guess. He stayed on it."
Jose Quintana allowed just one hit and one run in eight innings for the White Sox, with Danny Valencia tripling in the second and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Ben Gamel. Quintana had one walk and seven strikeouts, turning a 1-1 tie over to closer David Robertson, who got the win with two perfect frames.
This was the first time in franchise history the Mariners have lost a game where they had one hit, with that hit being a triple. The Twins were the last team to do so before Friday, when they had a lone triple in a loss to the Royals on June 9, 2015.
"Everything he [Quintana] did was really good today," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "Kept the ball down, obviously gave us an opportunity to stay in that ballgame. Nice job -- that was Q.
"You guys have seen him a lot. That was vintage Q right there."
Mariners lefty Ariel Miranda dueled Quintana to a draw, allowing just four hits and one run over seven innings and setting a new career best with nine strikeouts, one more than his previous start Sunday in Toronto. Seattle fell to 20-23 with just its seventh loss in 20 home games.
"Outstanding pitching is what we witnessed tonight," said Mariners manager Scott Servais. "Both guys. That might have been Ariel Miranda's best outing of the year. Lively fastball, cut right through their order, got his off-speed stuff going. It was really really impressive. Unfortunately, their guy was just as good if not a little better, which Quintana can do."
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Rack 'em up: Among Miranda's nine strikeouts, none was bigger than his last one when he set down Willy Garcia with a slider in the dirt to end the fifth inning. The White Sox threatened Miranda for the first time that frame with a one-out, broken-bat single by Matt Davidson followed by a sharp single up the middle by Yolmer Sanchez. But Miranda got Smith to fly out to left, then whiffed Garcia to preserve a 1-0 lead.
"I was just attacking the zone," Miranda said through interpreter Fernando Alcala. "The big thing the last couple starts has been being aggressive early so I can focus in on the secondary pitches after that."
Big-boy blast:Jose Abreu teed off on Miranda for a home run into the upper deck in left field in the sixth inning to tie the game at 1 and it was a towering shot. Statcast™ projected the distance at 464 feet, which is the longest by a White Sox player this year and tied for the ninth longest in MLB. Abreu's eighth homer of the year and third in his last five games was also the second longest hit at Safeco Field since 2015, just one foot less than a Chris Carter blast last season. Only two White Sox homers have gone farther since Statcast™ began measuring in 2015, with Abreu and Avisail Garcia both previously reaching 465 feet.
"I know him quite well. I've got a lot of experience pitching against him. I got behind in the count and he took advantage of it. That was the game on one pitch. I made a mistake and he connected," -- Miranda on giving up the homer to his Cuban countrymate Abreu
"I'm not dealing with emotions, I'm dealing with the reality of trying to get that done," -- Renteria on pulling Quintana in favor of Robertson after eight innings
SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Abreu's home run in the sixth snapped a string of 19 1/3 scoreless innings by Seattle's starters over the last four games.
Mariners shortstop Jean Segura's MLB-leading 17-game hitting streak was snapped with an 0-for-4 night, leaving him tied with Mike Trout for the longest streak in the Majors this year.
UPON FURTHER REVIEW
The Mariners successfully challenged a safe call on a stolen-base attempt by Sanchez in the third. A quick look at the replay showed catcher Tuffy Gosewisch's throw to second baseman Taylor Motter beat Sanchez to the bag and the call was overturned for the third out of the inning.
WHAT'S NEXT White Sox: Right-hander Mike Pelfrey (0-4, 5.70 ERA) will be looking for his first win of the season in Saturday's 9:10 p.m. CT game. In five starts for the White Sox this season, Pelfrey has made it through five innings once and has given up 10 walks against eight strikeouts.
Mariners: Veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo (3-2, 4.79 ERA) starts Saturday's 7:10 p.m. PT game as he looks to continue his past success against the White Sox, having gone 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA in three prior meetings.