SEATTLE (AP) — Melky Cabrera hit a tie-breaking homer leading off the seventh inning, Todd Frazier added a two-run shot in the ninth and the Chicago White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Cabrera lined his ninth home run of the season — and second batting right-handed — just over the wall in left field off Seattle starter Wade Miley (6-7) to snap a 1-1 tie. J.B. Shuck added an RBI single later in the inning and Frazier capped the White Sox’s first win since July 9 with his 27th home run in the ninth.
Brett Lawrie also hit a solo home run, his 12th.
Chicago starter Jose Quintana (8-8) threw six innings and his only major mistake was Robinson Cano’s 22nd home run in the fourth inning. And Quintana made key pitches when Seattle had runners in scoring position in both the fifth and sixth innings.
Quintana struck out Cano to end the fifth with runners on the corners. In the sixth, Quintana gave up a leadoff single to Nelson Cruz and loaded the bases after a walk to Chris Iannetta and hitting Leonys Martin on the elbow with two outs. Quintana fell behind to Daniel Robertson, but got the young outfielder to fly out to center to end the threat.
Quintana allowed six hits in six innings and struck out seven. He’s won his last three starts after going 0-7 over a span of nine starts from the middle of May until the end of June. Zach Duke, Nate Jones and Carson Fullmer rolled through the final three innings, retiring the last nine batters in order.
Miley lost his fifth straight start, his last win coming on June 7. It was a better performance than his last start before the All-Star break where Miley allowed 10 hits and four runs against Kansas City, but he was unable to get through the seventh. Miley has completed at least seven innings just three times in 17 starts.
White Sox: C Alex Avila (hamstring) has started his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. Avila was 1 for 2 with a double on Tuesday.
Mariners: SS Ketel Marte was out of the lineup for the second straight day with illness. Manager Scott Servais was hopeful Marte would be able to get back in the lineup on Wednesday.
White Sox: Miguel Gonzalez (2-5) makes his 14th start of the season. Gonzalez is just 1-2 over his last three starts but has a 2.25 ERA during that time.
Mariners: Felix Hernandez (4-4) makes his first start since May 27 after landing on the DL with a calf injury. Hernandez had two rehab starts in the minors before returning to the rotation.