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June 3, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Mariners go down to quiet defeat in series finale

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The only thing surprising about this result was how close the Mariners managed to keep the score, losing only 4-2 to the Chicago White Sox on a day Chris Sale owned them like Donald Trump in one of his towers.
Miguel Olivo produced the only Seattle runs today with a 448-foot cannon over the center field wall in the second inning to give the M’s a brief 2-0 lead. Only four more M’s hits the rest of the day — one of them an infield single by Jesus Montero.
Still, it’s amazing the M’s managed to have the tying run in the on-deck circle in the final inning, despite their offensive ineffectiveness and the fact Kevin Millwood lasted just four innings on the mound.


Much of that is a testament to the bullpen work by Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge and Shawn Kelley, who combined to allow just two hits and a walk the rest of the way.
So, the M’s still had a shot in the ninth, especially when Montero led off with a single. But that was erased on a double play.
Then, when Dustin Ackley reached on a two out single, they had a final shot with Olivo up once again.
But Olivo went down swinging on Sale’s 119th pitch (photo, opposite page) and that was it.

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