White Sox lose 8-7 to Mariners in 10 innings

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 6, 2013 at 12:45 am •  Published: April 6, 2013
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The White Sox were hurt by pitcher Jose Quintana's costly error that paved the way for Seattle's five-run fifth inning. With none out and a runner on second, Dustin Ackley hit a grounder to first and Quintana hustled over to cover the bag. The throw from Konerko was a little behind him, but the left-hander tried to grab it with his bare hand and it squirted away.

"I felt that changed the inning for me," Quintana said through a translator. "It kind of (went) the wrong way for me with that error."

The Mariners then strung together five consecutive hits to chase Quintana and open a 6-1 lead. Gutierrez had a two-run double and scored on Saunders' triple. Morales added an RBI single, stopping a 1-for-14 slide.

But the White Sox responded with four runs in the bottom half and another in the seventh. De Aza hit a two-run shot and Rios had a solo drive in the fifth, and Rios' grounder brought home Gordon Beckham with the tying run two innings later.

"We scored some runs and battled back into it on a tough, cold night, but a loss is a loss," Konerko said. "We have to realize there's a lot of good teams in this league and one inning can do the game in, so you've really got to stay on your toes out there."

NOTES: The game-time temperature was 34 degrees. ... White Sox LHP John Danks will pitch in an extended spring training game again on Tuesday. Danks, working his way back from August shoulder surgery, threw five innings of one-run ball on Thursday in Arizona. "Listen, he's ahead of schedule but he needs more time," pitching coach Don Cooper said. "It's a shoulder injury and nobody knows the answer to these things and we're all going to hear on an every five- or six-day basis." ... Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will make his second start on Saturday. The right-hander gave up three hits over 7 2-3 innings in a 2-0 win at Oakland on opening day. He will be opposed by RHP Dylan Axelrod, who will be making his season debut. ... With the short turnaround between games, Konerko likely will get a day off on Saturday. Chicago manager Robin Ventura also said C Hector Gimenez probably will play. ... Wedge said C Kelly Shoppach likely will be in the lineup on Saturday.

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Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap

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