(By Staff Reports)
Pitching woes continue to hamper M’s…
The usual fortress of Safeco Field for the Seattle Mariners provided little protection in their series loss to the Chicago White Sox. Sunday night saw the Mariners take an 8-1 drubbing and the White Sox took three out of four in the series.
Chicago won the final two games by a margin of 24-2 as they improved to 20-22 on the year.
With the loss the Mariners dropped to last place in the AL West at 20-25 which is 9.5 games behind Houston. They’ve lost seven of their last ten games.
In Sunday’s game, Nelson Cruz launched his 11th home run of the season in the seventh inning but the M’s couldn’t find the trick against White Sox pitcher Derek Holland who threw eight innings, striking out six. More