|Healy: 2 HR, 6 RBI|
Seattle took two of three from the visiting White Sox, the series ending with Sunday's 8-2 victory.
Ryan Healy socked a pair of three-run homers to lead the way for the Mariners. Healy's first blast capped a five-run first inning; his second shot (#20) came in the eighth, turning a 5-2 Mariner lead into a laugher.
Healy is batting .244 and has driven in 53 runs this season, helping the Mariners to second place in the AL West, five games behind the Houston Astros.
Seattle will have a day off Monday, prior to a two-game meeting with the incoming Giants. Game time is 7:10 pm PDT.
Corey Dickerson may be one of the better-kept secrets in the majors, but after his 4-for-5 game in a 9-2 Pittsburgh win at Cincinnati the story of the Pirates' leadoff hitter may be leaking out.
Dickerson scored the first run of the rout in the opening frame, doubling on an 0-2 pitch and scoring on Gregory Polanco's two-run homer.
|Dickerson: 4-5, HR, 3R, 2RBI|
Pittsburgh put up four in the second, highlighted by Dickerson's two-run homer, making the score 5-0.
In the fourth, Dickerson singled and scored. He singled again in the sixth before flying out in the eighth, finishing up the game with a homer, double, two singles, three runs, and two RBI.
Batting a solid .315 (5th in the NL), Dickerson has 107 hits, scored 47 runs and is batting .391 in July, hitting safely in 13 of 16 games this month, including eight multiple-hit games.
Consequently, the Pirates have won nine straight and 11 of their last 12, sweeping five from Milwaukee and three in a row in Cincinnati. Their Sunday jaunt earned them third place in the NL Central, eight games behind division leader, the Chicago Cubs.
The Pirates will try to extend their winning streak when they open a three-game series in Cleveland, Monday, 7:10 pm EDT.