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Iwakuma, M's top White Sox

Seattle,  WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hisashi Iwakuma fired seven innings of one- 
run  ball and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Chicago White Sox, 4-1, in the 
second test of a four-game set. 

Iwakuma  (10-6) scattered five hits and struck out three for the Mariners, who 
have won four in a row and five of their last six. 

"He  wasn't  as sharp as he  usually is, but  he gave us seven sharp innings," 
Seattle  manager  Lloyd McClendon said of  Iwakuma. "He certainly knows how to 
pitch when he doesn't have his best stuff." 

Mike  Zunino  smacked a three-run homer,  while Chris Taylor posted three hits 
and scored a run in the victory. 

Fernando Rodney tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 32nd save of the year. 

Jose  Quintana (6-8) allowed  four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and two 
walks  over 5 2/3  frames for Chicago, which has dropped four straight and six 
of its last seven contests. 

Dayan Viciedo clubbed a solo shot in defeat. 

The White Sox led 1-0 before the Mariners surged ahead with a four-run fifth. 

Chris  Denorfia  worked a leadoff  walk, Logan  Morrison reached on a fielding 
error and Zunino cracked his three-run shot the opposite way to right. Kendrys 
Morales  added a sacrifice  fly later in the inning to give the Mariners a 4-1 
lead. 

"Q  was  pitching great and  then walk, error does  him in," White Sox manager 
Robin Ventura said of Quintana. 

Chicago,  who recorded just one hit the rest of the way, never put a runner in 
scoring position. 

Viciedo's Solo  blast to  right opened the  scoring for the White Sox in the 
fourth. 

                                   Game Notes 

Seattle  went 3-for-9  with  runners in  scoring position  ...  The White So
activated  pitcher Zach  Putnam off  the 15-day  disabled list  on Friday  ... 
Zunino's blast was his 18th of the year. 

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