Mariners’ 8-game win streak ends in bizarre fashion vs. White Sox

The Seattle Mariners’ eight-game win streak needed to finish someday, however it did not have to finish like this.

Throughout their sport towards the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, the Mariners have been on the verge of their most thrilling win of the streak after erasing a two-run deficit with a three-run rally within the prime of the ninth inning.

Eugenio Suárez put them on prime with a one-out single to attain Cal Raleigh and J.P. Crawford.

Sadly, they nonetheless needed to play the underside of the ninth inning, and the White Sox nonetheless had a bit battle in them amid a depressing season that will probably be outlined by a entrance workplace purge and a misplaced fistfight.

Chicago rookie Óscar Colás, who entered the sport hitting .218/.257/.301 hit a leadoff double, then beat a throw to residence on an Andrew Benintendi single two batters later to tie it 4-4. The inning ended with back-to-back strikeouts by Yasmani Grandal and Tim Anderson, sending the sport to extras.

The Mariners loaded the bases with a Josh Rojas single and stroll by Crawford, however failed to attain. If that scoreless inning left the door open for the White Sox to stroll it off, what occurred subsequent pushed them by way of.

Tim Anderson walked off the Mariners, although it could be extra correct to say the Mariners walked themselves off. (Photograph by Michael Reaves/Getty Photos)

Anderson started the underside of the tenth at second base as the latest out and appeared to get picked off on the second pitch of the inning. Raleigh acquired the throw to second, forcing Anderson to interrupt late for third. Nonetheless, reasonably than Suárez’s glove, Crawford’s throw from second hit Anderson’s helmet, sending the ball careening into the outfield and giving the White Sox one in every of their weirdest wins of the season.

“I should not have thrown it. I attempted to go for all of it,” Crawford stated after the sport per the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish, including that he was “attempting to make one thing out of nothing.”

Regardless of the loss, the 71-56 Mariners are nonetheless in an enviable place in comparison with the place they have been a pair months in the past. They at the moment maintain a 16-5 report within the month of August and maintain a half-game over the Toronto Blue Jays for the third AL wild-card spot. After sitting behind the first-place Texas Rangers by as many as 10.5 video games in June, Seattle is only one.5 video games again within the AL West.

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