Cruz Homers in 10th, Sends Mariners Over White Sox 7-6
CHICAGO (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered on a 3-0 pitch to lead off the 10th inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 7-6 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Danny Valencia and Kyle Seager also homered for the Mariners, who are one game below .500 and trying to stay in the AL wild-card race. Seattle has won four in a row while the White Sox lost their fourth straight.
Cruz connected off Chris Beck (1-1) for his 19th home run of the season. On Saturday night, he hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning.
Edwin Diaz struck out Jose Abreu, Todd Frazier and Avisail Garcia — all swinging — for his 16th save in 19 chances. Nick Vincent (3-1) earned the win.