Mariners head home on heels of tough loss

Home run in 10th gives White Sox 4-3 victory



Seattle Mariners second baseman Robert Andino watches his throw to first base after forcing out Chicago White Sox's Conor Gillaspie (12) at second base during the eighth inning Sunday.

CHICAGO — Dayan Viciedo hit a solo home run with one out in the 10th inning Sunday, lifting the Chicago White Sox over the Seattle Mariners 4-3.

Viciedo hit the first game-ending homer of his career, connecting against Kameron Loe (1-1).

Alex Rios homered in his career-best third straight game and Adam Dunn also homered for Chicago.

The White Sox improved to 26-5 against Seattle since 2010. Seattle hasn’t won a series at U.S. Cellular Field since August 2007.

After a seven-game road trip to open the season, the Mariners will return home on Monday night to host new AL West foe Houston. It’s the start of a 10-game homestand for the Mariners where they will get plenty of opportunity to test out how their remodeled ballpark plays early in the season.

Michael Morse hit his fifth home run for Seattle. Kendrys Morales hit his first for the Mariners.

White Sox starter Chris Sale allowed three runs, including two homers, in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked two.

Addison Reed (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th.

Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma gave up three runs and struck out three in eight innings.

“It’s scary to pitch here because everything that goes up, you think there’s a chance,” Iwakuma said through a translator. “The only thing we can do is keep the ball down and had to make them hit it on the ground, so that’s all I had in mind.”

Rios tied it 3-all with a solo shot off Iwakuma in the seventh. Iwakuma had retired 16 batters in a row before the home run.

The Mariners took a 3-2 lead in the sixth when Morales homered.

Dunn hit a two-run homer in the first. It was his second shot of the season and traveled an estimated 427 feet into the right-field stands. Alexei Ramirez scored after reaching on a double.

Morse hit a two-run homer in the first. Jason Bay drew a walk before Morse got the first extra-base hit off Sale this season.

Sale retired seven straight after Morse’s shot. Morales led off the fourth with a double and Justin Smoak drew a two-out walk before Sale escaped.

Smoak led off the seventh with a single, but Viciedo threw him out at second from left field.


• Iwakuma allowed one run and no walks and struck out seven in six innings against Oakland in his first outing. The righty exited that start because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.

• Mariners manager Eric Wedge said he batted Bay second in the lineup to put another veteran high against Sale. Bay also hit second during spring training.