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Nelson Cruz Home Run Propels Mariners to Win Over White Sox



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    CHICAGO, IL - JULY 15: Nelson Cruz #23 and Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners celebrate Cruz' two run home run in the 6th inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager homered, and the sloppy Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday night for their third straight victory.

    Seattle committed three errors, and Felix Hernandez (5-3) plunked Jose Abreu twice and threw a wild pitch. But Cruz's two-run shot off Anthony Swarzak (4-3) — just the second homer allowed by the reliever this season — made it 4-3 Mariners in the sixth, and their bullpen shut down the lowly White Sox the rest of the way.

    Steve Cishek, Tony Zych and Nick Vincent each pitched a scoreless inning before Edwin Diaz finished for his 15th save in 18 chances. The right-hander struck out Abreu with runners on first and second for the final out.

    Diaz also got the save in Seattle's 4-2 win in the series opener Friday night.

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