Mariners blow lead, rally in 9th to beat White Sox 5-4

Mariners blow lead, rally in 9th to beat White Sox 5-4

Mariners blow lead, rally in 9th to beat White Sox 5-4

Let's start with what it wasn't.

Gaviglio exited the game after 5 strong innings with a 4-0 lead, in line to get the first win of his major league career.

This could have been a disaster.

"Jennings had as good a chance of being able to get Heredia as anyone else", Renteria said. "So I was ready for that opportunity".

Chicago rallied also thanks to the long ball.

"He threw me two sliders, man", Dyson said. "I guess I was bailing out of the way".

The Seattle Mariners official Twitter account may have done just a little better job dog-umenting the sights and sounds than I did. "You've just got to remember that". The White Sox went around the horn for a possible double play, but Dyson beat the throw to second. They also built a four-run lead behind homers from Jarrod Dyson and Jean Segura. Just have a good at-bat, and he did.

Seattle reliever Nick Vincent (2-1) settled the shaky bullpen with a ideal ninth inning to get the victory. Miranda allowed one run in five innings in his last start. The White Sox lost for the 10th time in 12 games.

"The one thing that you want to make sure that you do when you're having games like this", Chicago manager Rick Renteria said, "is ultimately try to finish them up. That puts the icing on the cake and I think that when they continue to battle and fight that speaks to the character to those guys and how they go about doing their business, and they've been doing it all year". He went four innings at Chicago last August 27, allowing three runs on five hits with three walks and one strikeout.

"It's been exactly two weeks since my last start", he said. "It was down. It just wasn't to the side of the plate we wanted". Matt Davidson hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, and Todd Frazier and Tim Anderson added back-to-back solo shots off Seattle reliever Dan Altavilla with two outs in the eighth to tie it.

Dyson gave the Mariners a 1-0 lead by turning on a first-pitch fastball from Covey in the third inning.

Heredia lined a single into right field that scored Dyson for a walk-off victory.

PLUS: Gaviglio's five scoreless innings followed 7 1/3 scoreless innings Wednesday by Christian Bergman in a 4-0 victory over Oakland.

Segura's three-run shot in the fifth inning tied him with Mike Trout for the longest hitting streak in baseball this season. Gamel was 2-for-4 before getting replaced by Heredia in the ninth inning. In his last outing, he struck out a career-high nine over 4 1/3 innings against the Padres.

STAT PACK: Dyson's homer in the third inning was his second in a span of seven at-bats. He has never hit more than two in any of his previous seven big-league seasons. Garcia didn't return to the field after being hit in the right elbow by a Gaviglio pitch in the fifth inning.

ON DECK: The Mariners and White Sox continue their four-game series at 7:10 p.m. Friday at Safeco Field. J.D. Martinez hit a three-run shot in the third for the Tigers, who ended a streak of eight straight quality starts by Bundy (5-2) to start the season.

The game can be seen on Root Sports Northwest and heard on 710 ESPN and the Mariners Radio Network.

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