Mariners Lose To White Sox 7-6

canoMar24Cano is batting .465 (20x43) with 4 doubles and 13 RBI this spring. PEORIA, Ariz. – Despite a 2-for-4 game with 4 RBI from second baseman Robinson Cano, the Mariners dropped a 7-6 decision to the Chicago White Sox Monday afternoon in Cactus League play at Peoria Stadium.

The Mariners dropped to 16-10-3 with the loss, and have four spring training games remaining before the start of the 2014 regular season March 31 at the Los Angeles Angels.

Cano finished 2-for-4, including a three-run double in the bottom of the 7th inning. In 15 Cactus League games, Cano is batting .465 (20x43) with 4 doubles and 13 RBI. Dustin Ackley went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI.

Blake Beavan (2-2) suffered the loss allowing 7 hits and 7 runs in 5.1 innings, and allowed a pair of home runs. Relievers Tom Wilhelmsen (1.2 IP, H, 2 K), Charlie Furbush (1.1 IP, 4 K) and Danny Farquhar (0.2 IP, H, K) did not allow a run over the final 3.2 innings.

The White Sox did most of their damage in a five-run second inning. Second baseman Marcus Semien hit a three-run home run off Beavan. Designated hitter Paul Konerko also hit a two-run home run off Beavan in the 6th inning. White Sox starter Erik Johnson (1-1) earned the win allowing 4 hits and 3 runs in 6.0 innings.

The Mariners (16-10-3) return to Cactus League action tomorrow night (6:05 pm) on the road vs. the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium. The game will be broadcasted live on 710 ESPN Seattle and televised by Fox Sports Kansas City (2-hour delay on MLB Network). Right-hander Felix Hernandez (1-0, 4.32) will make his fourth spring start against Royals left-hander Bruce Chen (0-3, 4.05).

 

LINESCORE          1 2 3     4 5 6   7 8 9          R     H    E  

WHITE SOX           0 5 0     0 0 2   0 0 0   -      7      9    1

MARINERS            0 2 0     0 1 0   3 0 0   -      6      8    1

WP: Johnson (1-1) LP: Beavan (2-2) SV: Putnam (1)

CWS – Johnson, Veal (7), Putnam (8) and Flowers, Nieto (7)

SEA – Beavan, Wilhelmsen (6), Furbush (8), Farquhar (9) and Zunino, Quintero (8)

Home Runs – SEA: None; CWS: Semien (1), Konerko (1)

Attendance – 7,587       Time – 2:48

March 25, 2014