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John Danks

Mariners avoid sweep with 8-6 victory over White Sox

SEATTLE They made it look so simple and drama free something that hasn't been typical this season. The Mariners' bullpen was handed a lead in the seventh inning and didn't turn it into an adventure or a loss. The first game in the post-Fernando Rodney era for the Mariners was an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Sunday at smoky Safeco Field that featured stellar set-up work from Carson Smith and a 1-2-3 ninth inning from Tom Wilhelmsen for his third save of the season. It allowed the Mariners (57-67) to avoid being swept, salvaging a win in the final game of the three-game series. They open a three-game series with Oakland on Monday. "We had better results today,"...

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