The White Sox won their first home game since 2014, so of course they did not make it easy for them. An advantage of 6-1 became a deficit of 8-6 until the Mariners made more mistakes to become runs.
While Eloy Jiménez made his debut at home, Yoan Moncada made the 32,723 attendees fall in love with him again and again. It was Moncada who gave the Sox their first lead with a double of the first inning in two races that Mallex Smith saved from being a big slam (he returned the ball from the fence, but fell off his glove). Moncada also gave the Sox their last advantage, winning a seven-pitch battle and full bases against Zac Rosscup with a two-run single to the center that put them ahead forever.
Tim Anderson hit a single shot in the eighth, complete with a batting drop, spin and aiming for the dugout, for the first double-digit total of the Red Sox of the year, and insurance Alex Colome did not need the ransom.
That said, the Sox needed the Mariners' mistakes, more than the Mariners needed the Sox to be wrong.
Tim Beckham made possible the first inning of three Red Sox runs, since Seattle shortstop made an error similar to Andy Gonzalez in one inning. Leury Garcia hit a bounced ball, and after Anderson hit a single, Beckham missed the ball on a double play by Jose Abreu and widened the first. Garcia scored in the double error to tie the game. Yusei Kikuchi loaded the bases with a walk, and Moncada hit for his first hit of the two-run game with almost hit.
The second outburst of three Sox races was lonely. Adam Engel doubled, then moved to third place with a bold two-stroke shot by Garcia. Garcia stole second, and both runners came home with an Anderson single through the middle. Abreu, third to third, Anderson, who then scored in double play for a 6-1 lead.
Reynaldo López could not hold it. The advantage was eroded over the course of the next four entries.
Lopez's fastball had some of his lost momentum from the first start, but not much of the command. He walked with Dee Gordon twice, which is almost impossible, and the first came to score in a third-half game to turn it into a 6-2 game.
Lopez then gave a double advantage to Beckham in the fourth, who came to score in a pair of productive outs. If that was not enough, Lopez then delivered a field burst opposite to Dan Vogelbach in an outside fastball that was called after Lopez rejected Welington Castillo's first two options.
He pbaded the fifth OK, but the rest of the lead evaporated in the sixth with a single by Omar Narváez and a homer by Ryon Healy. Jace Fry then put the Sox with more problems, giving Mallex Smith a two-out base before delivering a two-run homer to Mitch Haniger.
Fortunately, the Mariners had not yet finished being charitable. Cory Gearrin started her day by throwing her first 11 pitches out of the zone. He walked with Garcia and Anderson, then fell 2-0 in Abreu before Abreu violently moved on a slider out of the zone without good reason.
Abreu ended up hitting a dribbler with 2-2, but Anderson got such a dramatic secondary lead that he beat Beckham's throw to second, and Abreu beat the shot to first. Instead of a double game, the Sox had the bases loaded and no one was out.
Castillo put the Red Sox inside one by making a pitch for the team, and after the Mariners asked left-hander Rosscup, Moncada refused once again to be defeated by his right swing. He threw a single into the center that scored a pair and put the Sox back on the track to send the fans happy.
* Anderson He went 3-for-4 with his first homer, his first walk, three RBIs and four runs scored in his first game back from the paternity list.
* Jiménez He went 4-0 with a strikeout on his debut on the south side.
* Moncada He has 10 RBIs and an OPS of 1,394 in his first six games.
* In the continuous blow of frustration, Daniel Palka appeared a change pendant in the first pitch in the seventh with bases loaded, and Garcia ran into Engel in a catch that Engel made in the right center.
*On the other hand, Yolmer Sanchez made a great shot to third place for a rare 4-5 post that reduced the possible tie run for the second inning of the eighth inning.
* Ryan Burr got his first win with 1⅓ innings without scoring after Fry's failure.
Record: 3-3 | Scoreboard | Reflexes