Seattle, WA – Adam Dunn smacked a pair of homers and drove in five runs, as the Chicago White Sox continued their success in the Emerald City with a 7-3 victory over the Mariners.
Chris Sale (2-1) had a career-best 11 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. The lefty gave up seven hits and three runs, as Chicago moved to 17-3 vs. Seattle since the start of the 2010 season.
Seattle starter Hector Noesi (1-2) was charged with six hits and six runs over 1 1/3 innings.
Ichiro Suzuki knocked in two runs for the Mariners, who have lost back-to-back contests.
Dunn doubled in Alejandro De Aza in the opening inning and Alex Rios added a bases-loaded sacrifice fly later in the frame.
It became 6-0 in the second. Brent Morel's single, the third straight Chicago hit, plated Gordon Beckham. Dunn then hit a titanic three-run homer to right- center.
That spelled the end for Noesi, who was replaced by Eramo Ramirez.
Suzuki doubled home Dustin Ackley in the third. Jesus Montero homered leading off the home sixth and Suzuki singled in Brendan Ryan the following inning.
Dunn, though, belted a homer to right leading off the eighth for his 31st career multi-homer game, but his first with the White Sox.
Seattle pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma made his major league debut by throwing the final four innings...Casper Wells doubled twice for the Mariners.