Floyd (4-2) scattered three hits and two walks while fanning six to earn the
win, Chicago’s second in its last 10 games.
“I don’t think that we were ever worried about scoring runs, I think we knew
it would come if we just kept what we were doing and they did,” said Beckham
“We started to get some hits to get some RBI when we needed to and they (runs)
did (start coming). One RBI leads to two and then finally you make your way to
six and that’s a good game.”
Rios went 4-for-4 while Beckham and Morel each had three hits to highlight a
17-hit attack, 14 coming against Doug Fister (2-4), who was charged with five
runs in 5 2/3 innings for Seattle.
“We never got anything going today,” said Seattle manager Eric Wedge. “We
didn’t do a very good job up there at all offensively. We’ve done a pretty
good job of putting better at bats together, but today was the flip side of
that, no doubt.”
The Mariners had won eight of 10 coming in, but trailed immediately on Paul
Konerko’s two-out RBI double in the first inning.
Rios, Beckham and Morel each singled to load the bases in the fifth, and
Fister hit Juan Pierre to push a run across. Adam Dunn’s sacrifice fly later
in the frame made it 3-0.
Again the bottom trio sparked a rally in the sixth, as Rios doubled and scored
on a Beckham base hit to right. Morel followed with a double for a 5-0 game.
Mark Teahen’s pinch-hit, run-scoring single in the ninth provided the game’s
final run, and Tony Pena closed out the shutout in the ninth.
Floyd, who posted his 50th career win, was pulled after 99 pitches…Ichiro
Suzuki had two of Seattle’s three hits…Pierre, Konerko and Dunn each
finished with two hits.