CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Vogelbach homered twice, hit a bases-clearing double and set a career high with six RBIs, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 12-5 Sunday to extend the best start in club history at 9-2.
Edwin Encarnación had a two-run homer and three hits for the Mariners, who have the AL’s best record. Seattle has homered in each of its first 11 games to extend a franchise record and leads the major leagues with 26.
Wade LeBlanc (2-0) allowed six runs and six hits in six innings with six strikeouts and one walk.
Vogelbach drove a two-run home run halfway up the right-field seats in the fifth and hit a solo shot in the ninth for his first career multihomer game.
Seattle outscored the White Sox 29-17 in winning two of three and has scored five or more runs 10 times.
Nova (0-1) allowed seven runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings, his shortest start since May 8, when he threw two innings for Pittsburgh against the White Sox.
Chicago wore its 1983 throwback uniforms for the first time this season. The White Sox have used them for Sunday home games since 2016.
A crew chief review ruled Anderson’s hit that bounced out of center fielder Mallex Smith’s glove and onto the field was a double rather than a home run in the third inning. Anderson went 10 for 13 in the series and is 14 for 25 this season.
Smith singled, stole second, executed a double steal with Santana and scored on Encarnación’s groundout in the first. Welington Castillo of the White Sox was called for cacher’s interference in the inning.
White Sox: RHP Ervin Santana, signed a minor league deal in February, may start Tuesday against Tampa Bay. “Everything is pretty good, working the way I wanted,” said Santana, who threw a side session Saturday. The two-time All Star missed most of last season due to an injured right middle finger.
Mariners: RHP Félix Hernández (1-0, 1.69 ERA) is set to start Monday’s opener of a four-game series at Kansas City against RHP Homer Bailey (0-0, 5.40). Hernandez allowed three runs (one earned) in 5 1/3 innings to beat the Los Angeles Angels in his first start. He had lost his previous eight decisions, a career worst.
White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodón (1-1, 1.59) is scheduled to start Monday’s opener of a three-game series against Tampa Bay and reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell (1-1, 3.46). Rodon allowed an unearned run in six innings against Cleveland in his last start.