Ibanez Leads Mariners Over White Sox

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2008 9:48 PM CDT
Seattle Mariners' J.J. Putz pitches to the Chicago White Sox during the ninth inning of their baseball game in Seattle today. The Mariners won 6-3.    (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
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(Newser) – Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer in the third inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 today to snap a five-game losing streak. Jose Lopez and Ichiro Suzuki each went 3-for-4 for the Mariners, who finished with 13 hits. It was Seattle's most hits since it collected 10 in a 7-3 win over Texas last Monday.

Seattle got to Gavin Floyd (3-2), who has been one of the toughest pitchers to hit so far this season, for five runs and nine hits over 3 2-3 innings. Floyd entered with a major league-leading opponent batting average of .149. Miguel Batista (3-4) went 5 1-3 innings for Seattle and J.J. Putz got his first save since April 22 and third in five opportunities.