The White Sox leveled the series 1-1 after winning 4-3 in 11 innings on Saturday. Aaron Bummer got the win with 1.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, and Jesse Scholtens picked up his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth.
Andrew Benintendi was 4 for 5 with a double and one run in the win. Zach Remillard went 3 for 3 with two RBIs. J.P. Crawford went 1 for 4 with a solo home run for the Mariners. Teoscar Hernandez added one RBI on two hits.
ON THE MOUND
Lance Lynn (4-7, 6.75 ERA) is slated for the start for Chicago. The RHP allowed five runs (four earned) over five innings in his last start, a 5-1 home defeat against the Dodgers on Tuesday. He took the loss, giving up six hits while striking out six and walking two.
Lynn is making his first appearance against the Mariners this season. Lynn made one start against the Mariners in 2022, a 3-2 road victory on September 5. He surrendered one run on three hits over seven innings, striking out 11 and walking one.
Right-hander Bryce Miller (4-3, 4.06 ERA) gets the start for Seattle. It’s his first appearance of the season against the White Sox. In his last start on Monday, Miller got the win at home against the Marlins. He threw six innings and gave up one run on one hit, striking out six and walking three in the 8-1 victory.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, Chicago has averaged 3.8 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 4.1. Against right-handed pitchers like Miller this season, the Sox have a .666 OPS, second highest in the league.
Andrew Vaughn is the team’s strongest performer against right-handers with a .773 OPS in 199 at-bats. Seattle is averaging 4.8 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 4.4 for the season.
The M’s have a .694 OPS against right-handers in 2023, highest in MLB. With a .389 OBP over 170 at-bats, Crawford has their highest on-base percentage against right-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
Chicago is 14-24 away from home in 2023, scoring 4.1 runs per game while allowing 4.7 runs. Seattle has gone 20-17 at their home park this season, averaging 4.4 runs per game while surrendering 3.8.
The teams have split their last 10 meetings at T-Mobile Park, though Chicago has the scoring advantage with an average final margin of 4.9-4.2.
The White Sox are fourth in the AL Central, five games behind the division-leading Twins. The Mariners are fourth in the AL West, seven games behind the Rangers.
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