Avisaíl Garcia homered in his first two at-bats and broke his personal mark with six RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox crushed 16-1 on Saturday for the Mariners’ meager pitchers.
The White Sox punished Seattle starter Yovani Gallardo (2-4) and no one was as determined as Garcia. The Venezuelan hit a three-run homer in the first inning, added a solo homer in the third and received reliever Dillon Overton with a two-run double in the fourth. Garcia came into the game at a good time, with a .361 batting average in his nine previous games, and went 5-4 after adding another double in the seventh. His four hits were also a new personal brand.
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Garcia was not the only one to shine on the offensive. Matt Davidson hit a two-run homer, Willy Garcia sent the first home run to the second tier of left field and the White Sox scored their highest number since April 20, 2014 in Texas, when they also added 16 .
For the White Sox, the Venezuelans Yolmer Sanchez of 5-2 with two annotations; Avisaíl García of 5-4 with three runs scored and one RBI; Omar Narváez of 5-2 with an annotated one. The Dominicans Melky Cabrera 6-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs; Willy Garcia of 3-1 with an annotated and three impelled. The Cuban Jose Abreu of 5-2 with two annotated and one impelled.
For the Mariners, the Dominicans Jean Segura 4-0 with a towed; Nelson Cruz of 3-0. The Cuban Guillermo Heredia of 3-0. Carlos Ruiz of Panama 3-1 with an annotated.