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July 4, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Game thread: Mariners at White Sox — Fourth of July, 2014

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THIS DAY IN MARINERS HISTORY (July 4):

  • 1985 - Mike Moore went the distance, allowing only four hits, as the Mariners walked away with a 7-1 win over Milwaukee, in the Kingdome.  Dave Henderson keyed the Mariners with four RBI, including a 3-run homer in the 1st inning.
  • 1991 - Jay Buhner has his first two-homer game of his career, both off Greg Hibbard, in the Mariners 3-2 win vs. Chicago.
  • 1996 – The Mariners scored five times in the ninth, including Paul Sorrento’s grand slam HR off Rangers lefty Dennis Cook, for a 9-5 win at Texas.
  • 1998 - Seattle sits through a 3:33 rain delay in a 9-2 loss at Texas.  The game ended at 1:44 AM.
  • 2010 - Ichiro and Cliff Lee are elected to the All Star team. It is Ichiro’s 10th selection, and Lee’s 2nd. Lee played in the All-Star game as a Texas Ranger after being traded onJuly 9.

The pregame scene here at U.S. Cellular  …

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First inning

1-2-3 for Sale with strikeouts of Wille Ballgame and Cano … this could get ugly.

Elias goes 1-2-3 getting Abreu to strike out looking.

Mariners 0, White Sox 0

Second inning

Kyle Seager comes up with a single to left, but he was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double by Viciedo. While he may be a catastrophe on fly balls and other aspects defensively, he does have a very strong arm.

Elias gave up a single to Viciedo to start the inning (that price tag is going up!) and another to Alexei Ramirez. But he comes back to get Paul Konerko to pop out and struck out Connor Gillaspie and ended the inning with Moises Sierra flying out to right.

Mariners 0, White Sox 0

Third inning

Mariners get a lead off single from LoMo. But Sale strikes out Saunders and Ackley. He wild pitched LoMo to second, but Willie B grounded out to end the inning.

Elias allows a one out single and stolen base to Adam Eaton. But he struck out Gordon Beckham and got Abreu to fly out to deep right.

Mariners 0, White Sox 0

Fourth inning

The Mariners go 1-2-3 with Adam Eaton making a nice running grab on a Cano ball to the gap.

The asking price for Vicideo is going up. He blasted a solo homer to left field off of Elias. That’s his fourth homer in seven games. Elias came back to retire the next three hitters.

White Sox 1, Mariners 0

Fifth inning

M’s go down 1-2-3.

The start implodes for Elias. He gave up a single to Sierra, walked Tyler Flowers to start the problems. Adam Eaton doubled to right to score Sierra. Cano made a poor relay throw on the play or the might have got him. Beckham scored Flowers with a sac fly and Abreu hit a two-run homer to make it 5-0.

White Sox 5, Mariners 0

Sixth inning

M’s get a pair of runners on with one out, but James Jones strikes out and Cano strikes out with the runners in scoring position.

Joe Beimel replaces Elias, who went five innings and gave up five runs on seven hits with a walk and six strikeouts.

White Sox 5, Mariners 0

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