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Noesi, White Sox blank Mariners

Chicago,  IL  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Hector  Noesi fired  6  2/3  innings  of 
scoreless  ball and  the Chicago White Sox edged the Seattle Mariners, 1-0, in 
the rubber match of a three-game set. 

Noesi  (3-6) struck  out five, scattered five hits and walked two for Chicago, 
which recorded just two hits. 

"He  was good,  had a  great changeup,  had a  great feel  for it," White So
manager  Robin  Ventura said of  Noesi. "He's a  tough kid. He's confident and 
knows what he can do." 

Jake  Petricka tossed  two perfect  innings  to notch  his third  save of  the 
season. 

Taijuan Walker (1-1) gave up a run on two hits and five walks over four frames 
for the Mariners, who had won four in a row coming into the set. 

"I  just really got  to find the fastball. That's my best pitch, I just got to 
watch film, lock in and try to figure out what's going on," Walker said. 

The White Sox opened  the scoring with a two-out run in the first and held on 
from there. 

Connor  Gillaspie worked  a walk and Jose  Abreu singled to put runners on the 
corners.  Walker's 3-2 pitch to Adam Dunn got away from him, sailing well over 
catcher John Buck, which allowed Gillaspie to score and make it 1-0. 

Chicago's only other hit came in the second inning. 

Seattle,  meanwhile,  put runners in  scoring position  in every frame but the 
first,  eighth and  ninth.  The  visitors finished  0-for-11  with runners  in 
scoring position. 

The  Mariners' best  opportunity to score came in the seventh when they loaded 
the bases with two outs for Robinson Cano, but he flied out to center. 

Adam  Eaton made a  nice diving catch on a slicing liner earmarked for the gap 
in  right-center off the bat of Corey Hart to prevent a sure leadoff double in 
the eighth. 

                                   Game Notes 

The White Sox went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left nine men 
on  base ... Noesi picked up his first win since beating the Detroit Tigers on 
June  9 ...  Second base umpire Dana  DeMuth left the game in the fifth inning 
after  colliding  with White Sox  second  baseman  Gordon Beckham.  The  game 
continued with three umpires. 

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