Mariners stomp White Sox in first game of homestand (Chicago, Illinois) White Sox pitcher, Carlos Rodon, threw out the first pitch at Guaranteed Rate Field. This was the White Sox’s first home game after a long 19 days on the road. The first run was scored in the second inning by Mariners batter, Luis Torrens, who ripped a 2-run homer. The score was 2-0 Mariners at the top of the 2nd inning. In the bottom of that inning, White Sox batter, Yasmani Grandal, smashed a 91-mph cutter for a solo homer tightening the score, 2-1 Mariners at the end of the second inning. In the top of the 3rd Mariners batter, Jake Bauer, hit an RBI single off one of Rodon’s curveballs that further stretched their lead to 3-1 Mariners.
A Quiet Crowd
The 4th and 5th innings both teams had their fair share of pop outs, lineouts, and strikeouts with both playing good defense. In the top of the 6th inning White Sox pitcher Jose Ruiz took the mound to relieve Rodon who tossed a total of 104 pitches. Ruiz threw a braking ball that Mariners batter, Jake Fraley, belted a 2-run homerun that pushed the score to 5-1 Mariners in the top of the 6th. In the top of the 7th White Sox pitcher, Zach Burdi, was sent in to replace Ruiz at the mound. Mariners batter Luis Torrens proved to be unstoppable this game because he hit his second 2-run homer of the night. The score was 7-1 Mariners in the top of the 7th. In the top of the 8th, Mariners batter Tom Murphy hit a grounder that was juggled by White Sox shortstop, Tim Anderson, and allowed another run to slip by. The Mariners extended their lead to 8-1 in the top of the 8th. White Sox batter, Yoan Moncada, hit a 2-run single in the bottom of the 8th. White Sox pitcher, Matt Foster, replaced Burdi to close out the game. In the top of the 9th inning the Mariner’s Mitch Haniger, hit an RBI single to left field to close out the scoring with a 9-3 win for Seattle.
The Chicago White Sox will play the Seattle Mariners again tomorrow (6/26/21) at 1:10 pm CST.
Mariners stomp White Sox in first game of homestand