WHITE SOX 7, MARINERS 6 (AT PEORIA STADIUM)
The facts: Blake Beavan gave up five straight one-out hits in a five-run second inning — four singles before Marcus Semien hit a three-run homer.
Play of the game: Robinson Cano’s three-run double pulled the Mariners to within one run in the seventh, but they failed to get the tying run in from second with no outs.
Plus: Dustin Ackley started the Mariners’ comeback from a five-run deficit with an RBI double in the second inning…Cano also had an RBI single in the fifth before his double in the seventh…lefty reliever Charlie Furbush struck out all four batters he faced…Tom Wilhelmsen and Danny Farquhar also contributed to 3 2/3 scoreless inning by the bullpen…Logan Morrison had a single and two walks in four plate appearances.
Minus: Right fielder Michael Saunders committed a two-base error that fueled Chicago’s five-run second by failing to make a clean pick-up on Dayan Viciedo’s single…Beavan gave up seven runs for the second straight start. His ERA jumped to 6.46.
Quotable: “I’m prepared for whatever decision they make. I feel I’ve proven my knee is healthy. I feel I’ve proven, for the most part, that I’m back to where I was in 2012.” — Beavan on his roster chances.
Extra innings: Reliever Lucas Luetge (27) and outfielder Corey Hart (32) had birthdays on Monday. Catcher Mike Zunino turns 23 on Tuesday…ESPN’s Baseball Tonight rated Robinson Cano as the game’s best second baseman, and Felix Hernandez as the game’s best right-handed pitcher.
Up next: The Mariners make the 10-mile trip down Bell Road over the next two days for games against Kansas City and Texas. First, Felix Hernandez gets his final tune-up for opening day in a 6:05 p.m. game Tuesday against the Royals.