Rain delays can be cruel in the game of baseball. As the Seattle Mariners attempted to avoid a sweep on Sunday, the club led the Chicago White Sox for the first six innings. The Sox then rallied in the seventh with two outs, and mother nature forced the series finale to be called short after just 6.2 innings of play.
Seattle took an early 1-0 lead on an RBI single off the bat of Jesus Montero. Chicago then tied it up at 1-1 with a sacrifice fly from Jordan Danks that scored Alex Rios from third. Kevin Youkilis tripled in the third to give the White Sox their first lead of the game at 2-1.
Casper Wells hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to give the Mariners a 3-2 lead. It was his eighth long ball of the season.
With rain falling and the umpires close to calling the game, Kevin Millwood recorded the first two outs quickly in the bottom of the seventh. A walk and two-run blast from Tyler Flowers gave Chicago a 4-3 lead. The next two batters went on to reach base before the umpires officially called for a rain delay.
Three hours and 52 minutes later, the game was called. Mariners lose 4-3.
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