The Seattle Mariners were fresh off a day of rest after having 21 runs on the Rangers. To top it all off, they had their ace on the hill starting the game for them. Unfortunately, things did not go as the Mariners hoped on Friday night, as they fell to the Chicago White Sox by a final score of 7-4.
It was clear early on that starter Felix Hernandez was not at his best, as he served up a two-run homer to Gordon Beckham in the bottom of the first. In the bottom of the fifth, Hernandez gave up back-to-back two-out homers to Beckham and Adam Dunn as the Sox jumped out to a 4-0 lead.
In the top of the seventh inning, Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer of his own to cut the Chicago lead to 4-2. In the top of the eighth, Seager and Justin Smoak hit RBI singles to tie the game up, but Mariners reliever Shawn Kelley gave up three runs on RBI singles from Alexei Ramirez and Alejandro De Aza.
Miguel Olivo led off the top of the ninth with a double, but the next three Seattle batters were set down in order.
Hernandez lasted just five innings, giving up four runs on five hits and four walks, with three home runs allowed and six strikeouts.
For all news and information regarding the Seattle Mariners, please visit Lookout Landing. For updates and perspective on the Chicago White Sox, head on over to South Side Sox or check out SB Nation Chicago.