Frazier's single in 9th leads White Sox over Mariners, 7-6
CHICAGO (AP) Todd Frazier tied it with an RBI single in the seventh inning and won it with a line drive down the left-field line in the ninth to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
Adam Eaton led off the ninth with a bloop single off Nick Vincent (3-4) and went to second on Tim Anderson's sacrifice. Jose Abreu was walked intentionally before Frazier's liner over third scored Eaton, leading to a pileup of players behind the pitcher's mound.
David Robertson (4-2) worked around a walk and two incidents of fans running on the field in the ninth that delayed play for several minutes in Chicago's fourth win in five games.
Robinson Cano hit his 29th home run and the Mariners wasted a solid return off the disabled list by James Paxton in their third straight loss. Seattle fell 7 1/2 games behind AL West-leading Texas.
Leonys Martin had a two-run single in a three-run sixth as Seattle built a 6-3 lead off White Sox starter Anthony Ranaduo.
But Anderson, who had three hits, led a seventh-inning rally with an RBI double off struggling Arquimedes Caminero before Frazier's two-out ground single off Steve Cishek tied it.
Paxton gave up five singles and three runs in the first, then scattered two hits in four scoreless innings before leaving after 90 pitches in his first start since getting hit on the elbow by a comebacker Aug. 7.
Ketel Marte's fielding error on J.B. Shuck's leadoff grounder in the seventh led to three unearned runs for Chicago.
Ranaudo was charged with six runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings in his third third start with the White Sox..
Mariners: 3B Kyle Seager (bruised right foot) missed his second straight game, with manager Scott Servais saying it's ''50-50'' if he'll play Friday. Mike Freeman was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for infield depth, with RHP Tony Zych sent down. . DH Nelson Cruz hit a sacrifice fly in the first a day after leaving with back spasms.
White Sox: LF Melky Cabrera (illness) sat out. . GM Rick Hahn said CF Austin Jackson (knee surgery) and INF Matt Davidson (broken foot) won't return this season. . An MRI on 2B Brett Lawrie, out with hamstring, calf and knee issues, came back clean.
LHP Wade LeBlanc, acquired from Toronto in June, was designated for assignment to make room for Paxton. LeBlanc had a 4.50 ERA in 11 games with Seattle, including eight starts.
''I thought he pitched great,'' Servais said. ''My fingers are crossed that he doesn't get claimed, but everybody is looking for pitching.''
With LeBlanc gone, LHP Ariel Miranda will start Saturday.
White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf hasn't authorized rebuilds in the past. But with Chicago on pace for a fourth straight losing season, Hahn reiterated a roster teardown is possible.
''Everyone in that front office is looking for the best path to get us on an extended period of success,'' Hahn said, ''even if that involves a short-term step back.''
A showdown of aces Friday night, as Seattle RHP Felix Hernandez (8-4, 3.26 ERA) faces LHP Chris Sale (15-6, 3.15).