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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Seattle0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 370
Chi White Sox0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 261
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  W: P. Sewald (5-2)   L: L. Hendriks (3-2)   S: K. Graveman (7)
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE12:10 PM CT, June 26, 2021
Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois  Attendance: 0

Surging Mariners try to take series vs. slumping White Sox

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Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox

  1. The White Sox won two of three in Seattle in April, their first series win against the Mariners since May 2017. Seattle has won each of the last three series in Chicago, tied for its longest all-time road series win streak against the White Sox (also June 1984 -- July 1985).
  2. The Mariners are 8-2 in their last 10, with four of those wins coming by one run. Seattle has 17 one-run victories this year, three more than any other MLB club (Mets) and five more than any other AL club (four tied). Chicago has played only 18 one-run games all year, going 9-9.
  3. In 10 games since June 13, the White Sox rank 14th in the AL in runs with 3.20 per game (Orioles -- 3.08) and last in OPS at .609. Prior to that date, Chicago ranked second on the junior circuit with 5.06 runs per contest and third with a .751 OPS.
  4. J.P. Crawford has a career-best 10-game hit streak and ranks second in the AL in hits this month with 31 (Matt Olson -- 32). He is batting .328 on the road for the year, including .421 (16/38) in June.
  5. Tim Anderson has a .410 career batting average versus the Mariners (43/105). That is the best all-time mark by any player against Seattle (min. 100 PA) and the second-best mark by any player versus any single club since 2016 (min. 100 PA; Ozzie Albies vs. Cubs -- .449).
  6. Carlos Rodon is the fourth left-handed pitcher in the live-ball era with a sub-2.00 ERA and 100+ strikeouts through 12 games of a season, joining 1968 Sam McDowell, 2000 Randy Johnson and 2016 Clayton Kershaw. He and Yusei Kikuchi are two of four qualifying AL pitchers with an opponent batting average under .200 (also Gerrit Cole and Lance Lynn).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/25/2021 thru 6/27/2021

The Seattle Mariners, who have won nine of 11, started a seven-game road trip with a 9-3 win over the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox on Friday.

Seattle will aim to keep rolling -- and get to four games above .500 for the first time since April -- when the three-game series resumes on Saturday afternoon.

"I'll go back to what I said at the beginning of the year: I felt our club was going to continue to get better as the season progressed," Mariners manager Scott Servais said. "As players gained more experience and confidence, or they settled into roles in the bullpen, whatever is going to be, I thought we would play better as the season goes on.

"I say that, and we're not at the halfway point yet. We're close. But I like the way we're trending. We are building a ton of confidence that should help play out through the remainder of the season. Now, we need to stay healthy."

Seattle smacked a trio of two-run home runs Friday to hand the skidding White Sox their sixth loss in seven games. Luis Torrens went deep twice.

Chicago has been outscored 45-18 during the seven-game slide.

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 0-for-3 and is batting .197 (12-for-61) with one home run in his past 15 games.

"It sure seems to me that he's dealing with some pain issues that he wants to play through," Chicago manager Tony La Russa said. "We're going to talk to him about (how) there's still three-plus months to go and at some point, is it better to back off a little bit."

The White Sox fell to 27-13 at home with the Friday loss. The team returned to full capacity for the game, however, billing the game as "ReOpening Night."

A crowd of 32,189 was in attendance.

"The players have talked about it all year long, even when it was at whatever the percentage was, they were so loud, it felt like it was two, three times the number of people here," La Russa said. "Fans have already made their presence felt and have been part of our success at home."

Right-hander Lance Lynn (7-3, 2.14 ERA) will try to end a two-start losing streak as he gets the call for Chicago on Saturday. Lynn is seeking his first victory since June 3.

After allowing no more than three runs in his first 12 starts this season, Lynn struggled mightily at Houston on June 19, allowing six runs and eight hits in four innings.

Lynn is 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA in five career starts against the Mariners.

Rookie righty Logan Gilbert (2-2, 4.50 ERA) is set to get the call for Seattle. Gilbert is 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA in three June starts. He is coming off a no-decision against Tampa Bay on June 19, when he allowed four runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford went 2-for-6 Friday and enters Saturday on an 11-game hitting streak.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 26, 2021

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