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Sale, White Sox down M's

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Sale fired his second complete game of 
the  season and the Chicago White Sox topped the Seattle Mariners, 7-1, in the 
opener of a three-game set. 

Sale  (8-1) struck out  12 and scattered six hits in the seventh complete game 
of  his career  for the White Sox,  who  have won  five of  their last  seven 
contests. 

"It  helps  the bullpen  with him  able to  do that," White Sox manager Robin 
Ventura said of the complete game. "He's learning to be efficient." 

Jose  Abreu smacked  his MLB-leading 27th homer, Paul Konerko belted a two-run 
shot  and  Dayan Viciedo added  a solo blast  among his career high-tying four 
hits in the triumph. 

Roenis  Elias (7-7)  allowed five  runs on  seven hits  and a  walk over  five 
innings for Seattle, which had its four-game winning streak snapped. 

"He  was  nasty tonight, it was  tough to see  early on, he found his groove," 
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. 

The White Sox opened  the scoring with a run in the fourth, added four in the 
fourth and pushed across two more in the eighth. 

Viciedo cracked a leadoff shot into the seats to left in the fourth. 

Moises  Sierra began the fifth with a single, Tyler Flowers was hit by a pitch 
and  Adam Eaton  followed by  whacking a  double just  out of  the reach  of a 
tracking Michael Saunders in right to plate Sierra. 

Gordon  Beckham lined  a sacrifice fly to left, which brought home Flowers and 
Abreu  laced a two-run  blast that just cleared the wall in left to extend the 
Chicago margin to 5-0. 

Viciedo  hit a one-out single in the eighth and Konerko followed with his two- 
run shot to left and make it 7-0. 

The  Mariners ended  Sale's shutout bid in  the ninth when Corey Hart lifted a 
sacrifice fly into right. 

                                   Game Notes 

Chicago  was 2-for-6  with runners in scoring position, while Seattle finished 
0-for-4  ...  Outfielder Cole Gillespie  was designated for assignment to make 
room for Hart's return from the 15-day disabled list. 

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