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White Sox 6, Mariners 3
Right fielder Wladimir Balentien makes a diving catch during the third inning. (AP)
The Mariners netted 12 hits against White Sox pitching, but could only manage to score three runs. Wasted in the effort was a 4-for-4 day from Adrian Beltre and two RBIs from Ken Griffey Jr. Erik Bedard had control problems, giving up three runs walking three.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (13-9)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 6, Seattle 3   CWS
Chi White Sox (11-10)
Won 1
April 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   3 12 0
Chi White Sox
0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 X   6 12 2
Standings thru 4/29/09  |  Recap: SEA | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  White Sox stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .306
Lopez, Jo, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .253
Griffey Jr., DH 4 1 1 2 1 2 1 .200
Beltre, 3B 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 .207
Branyan, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .333
Balentien, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .310
Johnson, Ro, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .256
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .230
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .303
Totals 37 3 12 3 2 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Beltre (6, Floyd), Lopez, Jo (3, Floyd), Griffey Jr. (2, Floyd).
TB: Beltre 5; Lopez, Jo 3; Betancourt, Y 2; Suzuki, I; Griffey Jr. 2; Gutierrez, F 2.
RBI: Griffey Jr. 2 (5), Beltre (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Branyan 2; Suzuki, I; Balentien 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Beltre (4, 2nd base off Floyd/Pierzynski).
CS: Beltre (1, 2nd base by Thornton/Pierzynski).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lillibridge, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 .146
Fields, DH 3 0 0 0 2 2 3 .257
Quentin, LF 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 .253
Dye, RF 5 1 1 1 0 1 7 .295
Konerko, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .333
Pierzynski, C 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 .254
Betemit, 3B 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .292
Anderson, CF 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .288
  a-Owens, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .083
Ramirez, Al, SS 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 .214
Totals 33 6 12 6 4 7 19  

a-Grounded out for Anderson in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Betemit 2 (4, Kelley, Aardsma).
HR: Pierzynski (2, 2nd inning off Bedard, 0 on, 0 out), Quentin (8, 7th inning off Kelley, 0 on, 1 out), Dye (6, 7th inning off Kelley, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Konerko; Quentin 5; Ramirez, Al 2; Pierzynski 6; Dye 4; Betemit 4; Lillibridge.
RBI: Pierzynski (3), Betemit (3), Ramirez, Al (9), Quentin 2 (16), Dye (13).
2-out RBI: Quentin.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Konerko; Dye 2; Lillibridge; Owens 2.
SF: Ramirez, Al.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ramirez, Al (5, 2nd base off Lowe, M/Johnson, Ro).
CS: Anderson (3, 2nd base by Bedard/Johnson, Ro), Ramirez, Al (1, 2nd base by Bedard/Johnson, Ro).

FIELDING
E: Ramirez, Al (2, throw), Floyd (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Ramirez, Al-Lillibridge, Pierzynski-Ramirez, Al).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bedard 5.0 6 3 3 3 3 1 2.61
Kelley (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.1 3 2 2 0 2 2 2.00
Aardsma 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.93
Lowe, M 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 4.32
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd 6.0 10 3 3 2 3 0 5.52
Thornton (W, 1-1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.25
Linebrink (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.13
Jenks (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.25

Bedard pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Game Scores: Bedard 43, Floyd 41.
WP: Lowe, M.
IBB: Suzuki, I (by Floyd).
HBP: Quentin (by Bedard), Quentin (by Bedard).
Pitches-strikes: Bedard 92-54, Kelley 32-22, Aardsma 19-13, Lowe, M 27-16, Floyd 110-70, Thornton 10-7, Linebrink 23-15, Jenks 7-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bedard 3-6, Kelley 0-2, Aardsma 1-1, Lowe, M 0-1, Floyd 5-4, Thornton 0-0, Linebrink 0-2, Jenks 1-1.
Batters faced: Bedard 24, Kelley 7, Aardsma 4, Lowe, M 5, Floyd 29, Thornton 3, Linebrink 4, Jenks 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Kelley 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 51 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:10.
Att: 18,023.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
April 29, 2009
April 29, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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