CHICAGO (AP) – Chris Sale struck out 14 but got outpitched by Felix Hernandez and the Seattle bullpen, and the Mariners ended a three-game skid Friday night by beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1.
Hernandez (9-4) improved to 5-0 in eight starts since returning from the disabled list, throwing 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball.
Sale (15-7) gave up five hits and walked none in his fifth complete game of the season. He retired the final 16 batters, striking out 10 of them.
Sale struck out six straight in the sixth and seventh innings, one shy of Joe Cowley’s team record.
Franklin Gutierrez hit a solo home run and Adam Lind added an RBI double off Sale.
Todd Frazier’s 32nd home run in the seventh was one of eight hits off Hernandez until he left with the bases loaded.