Quentin Helps Hot White Sox Beat Mariners
He and Anderson homer, combine for 5 RBIs in big second
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted May 11, 2008 12:47 AM CDT
Chicago White Sox's Carlos Quentin, center, Joe Crede, left, and Paul Konerko celebrate their win against the Seattle Mariners after the ninth inning of their baseball game in Seattle.   (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
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(Newser) – Brian Anderson and Carlos Quentin each homered and combined for five RBIs in the second inning to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-4 victory over the slumping Seattle Mariners last night. Javier Vazquez (4-3) allowed six hits and four runs in 5 2/3 innings as the White Sox moved into a first-place tie with Minnesota in the American League Central.

The White Sox jumped on starter Jarrod Washburn (2-5) for six runs on five hits in the second inning to take a 6-0 lead. The Mariners have lost five in a row, and 10 of 11.
Anderson hit a three-run, 414-foot homer in the second, his first of the season. Three batters later, Quentin two-run, 402-foot homer, his ninth. Quentin finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs.