Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Alexei Ramirez, Paul Konerko and Andruw Jones each homered, and Gavin Floyd threw seven scoreless frames for Chicago en route to an 11-0 annihilation of Seattle in the second meeting of a four-game series.
Floyd (6-8) did not walk a batter in his outing, allowing only five hits while striking out six for the White Sox, who have won nine straight at U.S. Cellular Field. The starter has allowed one earned run or less in all but one of his last 10 outings, lowering his earned-run average from 6.64 to 3.66.
Ramirez had three hits and drove in three, A.J. Pierzynski went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, and Dayan Viciedo doubled twice and drove in a run in the rout.
Ryan Rowland-Smith (1-10) gave up all 11 runs in five innings on 11 hits and two walks for the Mariners, who have lost four of their last six.
Jose Lopez grounded into an inning-ending double play with runners on the corners in the first inning. He suffered a tight left hamstring on the play and things got worse for Seattle from there.
Juan Pierre started things in the bottom half with a single, stole second and scored on Ramirez’s base hit to center. Carlos Quentin worked a two-out walk and a wild pitch put two into scoring position for Pierzynski, who brought home both runners with a single to right and raced around on Viciedo’s double.
Ramirez made it 6-0 in the second with a two-run shot over the wall in left- center, and Konerko followed two batters later with a solo blast, his 23rd.
Gordon Beckham’s two-out double the next frame plated Jones, whose three-run round-tripper in the fifth made it a laugher.
Rowland-Smith has not won since June 20, a span of seven starts. The club is 3-16 in his 19 starts this season…Ramirez and Jones have 10 and 14 home runs on the year, respectively…Chone Figgins and Josh Bard each had two hits for the Mariners…Game time: two hours, four minutes.