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Flowers hits grand slam, White Sox sweep Mariners

Aug 29, 2011 - 12:09 AM Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Tyler Flowers hit a grand slam in a six-run sixth inning as the Chicago White Sox ripped Seattle, 9-3, in the finale of a three-game set.

Dayan Viciedo added a three-run homer for the White Sox, winners of three in a row and five of seven. Paul Konerko contributed three hits, an RBI and scored twice in the rout.

Gavin Floyd (12-10) ended up allowing five hits and a pair of runs while fanning six over 7 1/3 innings for the win.

"It was an all-around good ballgame," said Floyd. "To get run support is nice."

Josh Bard hit a two-run homer and drove in all three runs for the Mariners, who have lost three in a row.

Jason Vargas (7-12) was torched for 10 hits and nine runs over 5 2/3 innings in defeat.

The Sox snapped a scoreless deadlock in the fourth, as Konerko and Alex Rios hit back-to-back singles to start the inning and scored on Viciedo's blast to right-center.

In the sixth, Vargas loaded the bases with one out and Flowers made him pay with a long blast just over the left-field wall for a 7-0 Chicago advantage. Vargas wasn't pulled until he allowed two more base hits, then Josh Lueke got the call only to serve up RBI singles to Brent Lillibridge and Konerko.

Floyd only allowed two hits through seven innings, but the eighth spelled the end for the left-hander.

Kyle Seager reached on a third-strike wild pitch and Bard clanged a ball off the foul pole in right for a 9-2 contest. Two straight singles brought on Will Ohman, who allowed a single to load the bases before fanning Casper Wells and inducing an inning-ending line out from Adam Kennedy.

Bard's RBI groundout in the home ninth capped the scoring.

"We didn't execute," said Mariners manager Eric Wedge. "We didn't go out there and do what we needed to do offensively or on the mound."

Game Notes

The White Sox improved to 66-65 on the season, the first time they have been north of the .500 mark since April 15...Chicago has won 11 of its last 14 on the road...Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki extended his hit streak to 11 games, during which he's batting .360.








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  • Josh Bard grounded out second to first scored Brendan Ryan with one out. On the play, Kyle Seager advances to second. Runner on second and Trayvon Robinson due up.

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  • Trayvon Robinson flied out to left. None on with one out and Ichiro Suzuki due up.

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  • Paul Konerko single to left scored Juan Pierre with two out. On the play, Brent Lillibridge advances to second. Runners on first and second and Alex Rios due up.

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  • Brent Lillibridge single to left scored Gordon Beckham with two out. On the play, Juan Pierre advances to second. Runners on first and second and Paul Konerko due up.

    White Sox 8, Mariners 0  Top 6, 2 OutsAug 28 5:43 PM


  • Tyler Flowers one-out, Grand Slam (2) to left scored Paul Konerko, Alex Rios and Dayan Viciedo. Brent Morel due up.

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  • Dayan Viciedo one-out, three-run Home Run (1) to center scored Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez. Tyler Flowers due up.

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