CHICAGO — Robinson Cano hit a 3-run drive on his first swing since connecting for the profitable homer within the All-Star Recreation, serving to James Paxton and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox four-2 on Friday night time.
Jean Segura added two hits and scored twice as Seattle began a six-recreation journey with its third win in 4 video games. Paxton (eight-three) struck out 9 whereas pitching six efficient innings in his third straight victory.
Cano, who went deep within the tenth inning of the American League’s 2-1 victory Tuesday night time in Miami, walked on 4 pitches within the first. He got here up once more with two on and one out within the third and drove James Shields’ first pitch off the highest of the wall in proper-middle for his 18th homer, giving the Mariners a three-1 lead.
The 34-yr-previous Cano is batting .413 (38 for ninety two) with six homers and 20 RBIs in his profession towards Shields (2-2).
Fellow All-Star Avisail Garcia had two hits, swiped two bases and scored twice for the final-place White Sox, who’ve dropped 5 of six. It was Chicago’s first recreation because it traded left-hander Jose Quintana to the crosstown Cubs on Thursday.
“Everyone understands the impression that he’s made to us as a membership, however additionally they perceive that we’ve received to maintain enjoying,” supervisor Rick Renteria stated. “I imply, the season’s not going to cease. They know they should go on the market and do what they’re purported to do and contribute to their teammates and to the membership.”
The White Sox pulled inside one on Matt Davidson’s double within the fourth. However Segura doubled and scored on Shields’ wild pitch within the fifth, making it four-2 Mariners.
That was greater than sufficient for Paxton, who allowed 5 hits and walked none. Tony Zych, a local of close by Monee, Illinois, and Nick Vincent every received three outs earlier than Edwin Diaz labored the ninth for his 14th save in 17 possibilities.
Shields was charged with seven hits and walked three. He has allowed a minimum of one house run in seven of his eight begins this yr.