Konerko leads White Sox over Mariners, 9-8



CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Konerko’s single with one out in the bottom of the ninth gave the Chicago White Sox a dramatic 9-8 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

The Chicago bullpen imploded and allowed six runs in the top of the ninth before the offense rallied for two runs in the bottom half.

Kevin Youkilis singled to drive in the tying run off Tom Wilhelmsen (4-3), and Konerko lined a gapper to the opposite field. Outfielders Michael Saunders and Eric Thames collided as the ball fell to the ground and Dewayne Wise crossed the plate.

Addison Reed (3-1) earned the win despite blowing his fourth save.

Adam Dunn hit two home runs for Chicago and Alexei Ramirez homered and drove in three runs.

Trayvon Robinson and Jesus Montero homered for Seattle.