Mariners 7, White Sox 4(10)
Sergio Santos knows there will be days like this.
Lucky for him, they are few and far between.
The Mariners tagged Santos (2-2) with three runs in the 10th, only the second time Santos has yielded a run in 24 appearances this season. He gave up four runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 20. The right-hander has a 2.10 ERA this season.
''I felt good and I felt strong, I just didn't feel sharp,'' Santos said. ''I didn't feel like I had a good feel for any of my pitches except the changeup. You have to fight through it and find a way.''
Justin Smoak started the winning rally with a leadoff bloop double. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen ironically had the outfield playing deep in order to prevent any extra-base hits.
''You don't complain when they hit a ball close to the wall when you're playing no doubles and they catch it. It's part of the game,'' Santos said. ''I could have helped myself out and thrown more strikes and gotten pitches over for strikes. I didn't help myself out at all and just didn't have it today. They put the bat on the ball and they scored.''
Adam Kennedy walked, then Olivo - who had a solo homer in the eighth against his former team - drove in both runners with a grounder just inside third base and into the left-field corner.
Quentin homered Tuesday night off Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. He is 13 for 35 with five homers and 13 RBIs during his 10-game hitting streak.
''When Carlos is what he is right now, he can carry a ballclub for a little while,'' Guillen said. ''He's been swinging the bat pretty good for a few days. It's fun to see him not swing at that many bad pitches.''
Seattle ended a 10-game losing streak at U.S. Cellular Field and salvaged the finale of a three-game series. The Mariners have played 32 games decided by two runs or fewer this season, going 16-16.
Vargas, who threw a shutout in his last start, went 7 1-3 innings, but gave way to Wright after allowing a single to Alexei Ramirez with one out in the eighth. Wright fell behind Quentin, who hit a 3-1 pitch into the bleachers in left, tying it 4-all.
Vargas allowed three runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out four.
''He's got four pitches and he can command them all,'' Chicago's Gordon Beckham said. ''He was throwing in well and when a lefty can throw in to righties, that means he's doing pretty well.''
White Sox starter Gavin Floyd cruised until Seattle scored three runs in the sixth. He extended his scoreless streak against the Mariners to 27 innings, but came out after losing the streak and the lead. He threw six innings and allowed five hits, three runs and three walks and struck out three.
Franklin Gutierrez's two-run double highlighted Seattle's sixth. Kennedy drove in the other run on a grounder. The Mariners tacked on a run in the eighth when Olivo's homer made it 4-2.
Quentin erased that lead in the bottom of the inning.
The White Sox slugger came in leading the majors in extra-base hits (35) and doubles (20). His eighth-inning homer was his 17th of the season, and gave him 13 career multihomer games, including three this season.
Vargas was coming off a shutout against Toronto in his last start, but the White Sox got to him in the first inning. Quentin hit a 1-2 pitch into the back of the White Sox bullpen in left, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.
Seattle finally broke through in the sixth. Brendan Ryan and Smoak started the rally with singles, giving the Mariners runners on the corners with no outs. Kennedy's grounder brought home Ryan, breaking Floyd's streak. Carlos Peguero worked Floyd for a walk, then Gutierrez's double to left gave Seattle a 3-1 lead.
Chicago trimmed the advantage to one on Beckham's two-out single in the bottom of seventh, which scored Brent Lillibridge.
NOTES: The White Sox placed RHP Jake Peavy on the 15-day DL (retroactive to Monday) with a mild groin strain. Peavy, who left his most recent start after four innings because of the injury, was replaced on the roster by RHP Lucas Harrell, who was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. ... The Mariners recalled Carp from Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday and optioned OF Mike Wilson to Tacoma. Mariners manager Eric Wedge said that he expects to play Carp 3-4 times a week. ... Alex Rios was back in the starting lineup on Wednesday after sitting for three games for what White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen called a ''mental break.'' Rios is hitting .199. ... Ichiro Suzuki played his 1,353rd career game in right field for the Mariners, breaking Jay Buhner's franchise record. ... White Sox reliever Jeff Marquez, who was designated for assignment on June 5, was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Wednesday.