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Seth Smith (baseball)

Mariners hold on for 7-6 win over White Sox

CHICAGO Why win a game comfortably by five runs when you hang on by your fingernails for a one-run win? In a season where bullpen implosions and failures have reigned, the Mariners continued that trend on Saturday in a 7-6 win over the White Sox. The Mariners were cruising along to a rather nondescript win with the most drama being John Hicks having to make his major league debut at third base because of an injury to shortstop Ketel Marte. But then the bottom of the eighth happened and the Mariners were once again tiptoeing the line between victory and regrettable defeat. Up 7-2 and in control, the inning fell apart. Veteran right-hander Logan Kensing was in his second inning of work...