Ibanez Leads Mariners Over White Sox

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2008 9:48 PM CDT
Ibanez Leads Mariners Over White Sox
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)

(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.

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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. (Read more MLB stories.)

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