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Chi. White Sox 7, Seattle 1
When: 7:10 PM ET, Friday, July 4, 2014
Where: U.S Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Temperature: 69°
Umpires: Home - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Ed Hickox, 2B - Lance Barrett, 3B - Ron Kulpa
Attendance: 30297

White Sox 7, Mariners 1: Chris Sale pitched a six-hitter and struck out a season-high 12 while rookie Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 18 games with his major league-leading 27th home run as host Chicago continued its mastery of Seattle.

Dayan Viciedo tied a career high with four hits - including a solo shot - and Paul Konerko belted his 439th career home run as the White Sox defeated the Mariners for the 15th time in the last 19 meetings. Sale (8-1) extended his unbeaten string to four starts with his seventh career complete game and second this season.

Rookie Roenis Elias (7-7) yielded five runs and seven hits over five innings in dropping his second straight start as Seattle had its four-game winning streak snapped while losing for only the third time in its last 13 contests. Elias yielded only a pair of singles before Viciedo ripped a 2-1 changeup out to left to lead off the fourth.

Chicago broke it open with four runs in the fifth as Moises Sierra singled and Tyler Flowers was hit by a pitch to begin the frame before Adam Eaton stroked an RBI double to right. After Gordon Beckham delivered a sacrifice fly, Abreu crushed the next offering - a fastball - on a line over the wall in right-center to make it 5-0.

The Mariners threatened with two on and one out in the sixth before Sale struck out James Jones and, after a wild pitch, ended the threat by fanning Robinson Cano. Konerko moved past Andre Dawson and into sole possession of 42nd place on the all-time home run list with a two-run shot in the eighth to make it 7-0.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago is 28-7 against Seattle since the start of 2010, including 17-3 at home. ... Mariners DH Corey Hart returned after missing 42 games with a strained left hamstring and went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in the ninth. To make room, OF Cole Gillespie was designated for assignment. ... SS Willie Bloomquist had two hits for Seattle.

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Chi. White Sox
Roenis Elias Player Chris Sale
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 9.0
6 Strikeouts 12
7 Hits 6
9.00 ERA 1.00
Seattle   Chi. White Sox
Willie Bloomquist Player Dayan Viciedo
2 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.500 Avg 1.000
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 6 0 7 .194 10 12 1 0 0 0
Chi. White Sox 9 3 19 .281 11 8 7 1 1 1