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Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners - 7/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners - 7/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Mariners' first run came courtesy of Kyle Seager's solo home run in the fourth, which began with Sox starter Derek Holland's behind-the-back snag of Robinson Cano's screaming bouncer.

While there was no multi-year grudge brewing between Holland and Cruz (that we know of), the two spent five seasons together in Texas. He missed one game, then was limited to pinch-hitter in another before returning to the lineup. "It's nice to see guys come back refreshed, a lot of energy in the clubhouse and our dugout, and it's playing out on the field". Carlos Ruiz went 1 for 3 with an RBI of his own while Jean Segura and Ben Gamel added base hits in the winning effort.

There were six home runs hit in Sunday's game. Hernandez improved to 5-3 on the season with this victory and lowered his ERA to 4.20 so far.

Mariners: RF Mitch Haniger jammed a thumb on a bunt attempt in the fifth. "These next couple weeks will be very telling to see the direction this club decides to go in", Valencia said. The rookie starting pitcher is looking to continue his strong season and possibly secure a long-term spot in the starting rotation.

Chicago gave starter Derek Holland a lead on the homers by Garcia and a two-run shot by Omar Narvaez. Cabrera scampered home on Todd Frazier's double-play grounder in the fifth, giving Chicago a 3-2 lead. "But I don't think anybody's really worried about it. I think everybody understands if they do get traded now, it's to a team that is hopefully in the mix to be in the playoffs". It was the fourth start of his career and the first time he did not get through the sixth inning.

The White Sox acquired minor league infielder Yeyson Yrizarri from the Rangers for international signing bonus pool money. Just like Saturday night.

Garcia, who had one hit in his last 31 at-bats before the All-Star break - which was no break for the team's lone All-Star - has five in 13 at-bats since. Yeah, we got taken here for three games.

But the Sox didn't score again.

That set the stage for Cruz, who opened the 10th inning by swinging at a 3-0 fastball from Chris Beck (1-1) and pulling a drive to left that stayed just fair for his club-leading 19th homer of the season.

White Sox: After a day off Monday, the White Sox will play host to LHP Clayton Kershaw (14-2) and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday for the first of two games.