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April 22, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Game thread, Mariners vs. White Sox, April 22: Mariners lose, 7-4

It’s over — Mariners lose, 7-4. They get swept by the White Sox, and finish a 3-6 homestand. It doesn’t get easier — they open a three-game series with the mighty Tigers on Tuesday in Detroit.
MARINERS EIGHTH: Matt Thornton puts down M’s in order. They don’t have a hit since the fourth. 7-4 White Sox.
WHITE SOX EIGHTH: With Tom Wilhelmsen on the mound, White Sox get two more runs on four straight hits to start the inning. 7-4 White Sox.
MARINERS SEVENTH: Addison Reed replaces Danks and strikes out the side — Montero, Liddi and Seager. Montero has struck out twice and hit into a DP to go with an RBI single. M’s have whiffed nine times. 5-4 White Sox.
MARINERS SIXTH: They got Brendan Ryan to second with one out, but Ackley flied out and Ichiro popped out. 5-4 White Sox.
WHITE SOX SIXTH: They knock out Millwood and take a 5-4 lead with three runs, the big hit a two-run triple by Alex Rios. New pitcher Charlie Furbush was greeted with a sac fly by Fukudome to break the 4-4 tie. 5-4 White Sox.
MARINERS FIFTH: A weird play in that inning as Liddi is called out for interfering with second baseman Beckham on a grounder by Seager. Seager was thrown out at first on the play, but instead of having Liddi at second, they ended up with Seager on first. But Seager promptly stole second, so it was all moot. He got no farther. 4-2 Mariners.
WHITE SOX FIFTH: Nice easy 1-2-3 inning for MIllwood, who is in line to pick up his first Mariners’ victory. 4-2 Mariners.
MARINERS FOURTH: Mariners break up 2-2 tie with a couple of runs, one coming in on a wild pickoff attempt by Danks, the other on a fielder’s choice by Ackley. Olivo and Wells had hits in the inning, though Wells’s was a pop fly that Lillibridge either lost in the sun or misplayed. Firwst two-hit game of the season for Olivo. 4-2 Mariners
WHITE SOX FOURTH: The game remains tied, but just barely, as Ichiro guns down Fukudome trying to score from second on Morel’s single to right for the third out. 2-2
MARINERS THIRD: M’s tie the game as Figgins walks, moves to third on Ichiro’s two-out single and scores on Montero’s single. Alex Liddi laced a double down the third-base line to score Ichiro, but with runners on second and third, Seager flied out. 2-2.
WHITE SOX THIRD: They jump out to 2-0 lead, the rally starting on Brent Lillibridge’s second hit, a one-out single. He scored on Alexei Ramirez’s double into the left-field corner, and Adam Dunn singled in Ramirez before Konerko grounded into a double play. 2-0 White Sox.
MARINERS SECOND: The maligned Miguel Olivo got a two-out single, but died there when Casper Wells struck out. Danks has fanned four through two innings. 0-0.
WHITE SOX SECOND: Another piece of fancy pitching by Millwood after RIos drops a one-out double into right, in front of a sliding Ichiro. Rios moved to third on Fukudome’s ground out before Morel struck out looking. 0-0.
MARINERS FIRST: John Danks’ perfect game ended when Dustin Ackley struck out and reached first on Pierzynski’s passed ball. And his no-hitter ended on Ichiro’s single to right. But his shutout is still intact as Jesus Montero, with runners on first and third, grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. 0-0.
WHITE SOX FIRST: Former Husky Brent Lillibridge led off with a swinging bunt single and stole second (he has two hits and four stolen bases this season), but Kevin Millwood stranded him there. 0-0.
Oops. I acidentally posted this on Hot Stone League.
I’m going to make a bold prediction: The Mariners will get a hit today.Whether or not they’ll break their three-game losing streak is another question.

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