SEATTLE (AP) — Leonys Martin hit his second home run of the game, a solo shot with one out in the 11th inning that sent the Seattle Mariners over the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday.
Martin hit a two-run drive in the second inning. He then drove an 0-2 pitch from Dan Jennings (3-2) over the wall in right for his 13th homer.
Vidal Nuno (1-1) pitched one inning for the victory.
Seattle pulled within 5-4 on Mike Zunino’s two-run homer in seventh. The Mariners tied it on Adam Lind’s solo shot in the eighth.
The Mariners nearly won it in the 10th. Nelson Cruz drew a two-out walk and tried to score on Kyle Seager’s double, but right fielder Adam Eaton threw out the Seattle slugger at the plate.
Seattle ace Felix Hernandez, activated off the disabled list earlier in the day, allowed five runs on 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two in his first start since May 27.
Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer in the first off Hernandez. Frazier’s 28th home run tied him for the major league lead with Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo.
Hernandez struck out Eaton to begin the game, but Melky Cabrera followed with a double into the left-field corner. Justin Morneau drew a two-out walk and Frazier connected for his third homer in three games.
The White Sox added a run in the second on consecutive two-out singles by Tyler Saladino, Eaton and Cabrera to make it 4-0. Martin homered in the bottom half.
Chicago pushed the lead to 5-2 in the fifth on a leadoff triple by Cabrera and Morneau’s single.
Seattle cut the led to 5-4 in the seventh on the home run by Zunino, also called up earlier in the day from Triple-A Tacoma. It was the third homer for Zunino, who hit two during an earlier two-game call-up.
Lind, whose pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth inning gave Seattle a 4-3 victory on Monday, tied it with his 15th homer.
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In the eighth inning, Seager was called safe at first ahead of a double-play relay. The White Sox challenged and the play was overturned. Lind followed with a solo homer.
White Sox: RHP James Shields (4-11, 5.10 ERA) makes his ninth start for Chicago to open a four-game series at home against Detroit. Shields, acquired in early June from San Diego, is 2-2 with a 1.91 ERA in his last four starts.
Mariners: Seattle opens an 11-day, eight-game road trip on Friday at Toronto. LHP James Paxton (2-4, 4.56 ERA) starts the opener, followed by Hisashi Iwakuma (10-6).
White Sox: With LHP Carlos Rodon (wrist) not ready to come off the disabled list, RHP Jacob Turner will get his second start of the season Friday. He allowed eight runs on seven hits in four innings in an 8-1 loss to the Angels last Sunday.
Mariners: SS Ketel Marte was out for the third straight game with an illness. His status was uncertain for the start of the upcoming eight-game road trip.
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