Garcia's 2 HRs, 6 RBIs lead Chicago's 16-1 rout of Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) After a rash of close games decided late, the Chicago White Sox enjoyed a rare night to relax.

It was largely thanks to Avisail Garcia.

Garcia homered in his first two at-bats and had a career-high six RBIs, and the White Sox battered Seattle's depleted pitching staff in a 16-1 win over the Mariners on Saturday night.

The White Sox knocked around Seattle starter Yovani Gallardo (2-4) and no one provided more shots than Garcia. He hit a three-run homer in the first inning, added a solo shot in the third and greeted reliever Dillon Overton with a two-run double in the fourth. Garcia was on a tear entering the game, hitting .361 in his previous nine games and finished with 4 for 5, adding another double in the seventh. The four hits tied a career high.

''I was just focused and trying to do my best, trying not to do too much and help my team win,'' Garcia said. ''That's what everybody is doing right now.''

The White Sox won their second straight after dropping the first four of their road trip. Five of their previous seven games had been decided by two runs or less, but the 16-run outburst was the most by the White Sox since since April 20, 2014, at Texas when they also scored 16.

Garcia wasn't alone in pounding Seattle's pitching staff. Matt Davidson hit a two-run homer, Willy Garcia hit the first home run of his career into the second deck in left field. Every batter in Chicago's lineup had at least one hit. Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier both added two-run singles as the White Sox did their damage in bunches, scoring four in the first inning, five in the fourth and five in the seventh.

''In general (Garcia) opened up the game a little bit in the first inning with that homer and I think everybody kind of tacked on and kept playing,'' Chicago manager Rick Renteria said.

Lost in the offensive firepower by Chicago was the best performance of the season by starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey, who allowed just one run and four hits in six innings. Pelfrey had pitched into the fifth inning just once since joining the White Sox rotation in late-April, but Seattle's suddenly silent offense managed little.

Pelfrey (1-4) was helped by a pair of double plays early, and Seattle's only run came after Carlos Ruiz doubled and scored on Jean Segura's groundout in the fifth inning. Ruiz was the first batter to reach second base against Pelfrey.

''Overall pretty pleased with the way it went. It's always nice to take the mound and have a four-run lead at the beginning,'' Pelfrey said.

Gallardo is the one remaining member from Seattle's projected opening day starting rotation that's not on the disabled list. But Saturday was one of the worst performances of his career. The nine earned runs were the most allowed by Gallardo since the 2009 season when he was pitching with Milwaukee. In five starts at home this season, Gallardo has allowed 21 earned runs in 27 innings pitched.

Gallardo's ERA for the season climbed from 4.53 to 5.84.

''I wasn't able to find that good rhythm that I've had in my past few starts,'' Gallardo said. ''It's definitely frustrating coming from the starts I've had before that.''

RECORD NIGHT

Garcia was the third White Sox player to have four extra-base hits and six RBIs in a game, joining Robin Ventura and Pat Seerey.

NEW CLOSER?

Seattle utility infielder Mike Freeman pitched the ninth inning. He allowed hits to the first three batters, but just one run on a sacrifice fly, but was more upset about his error in the first inning that helped lead to Chicago's big start.

''Any time a position player pitches, it means the game is out of hand. I feel responsible for why the game turned,'' Freeman said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: Leury Garcia was out of the starting lineup for a second straight game after being hit on the elbow in Thursday's series opener.

Mariners: 1B Danny Valencia was scratched from the original starting lineup after injuring his hand sliding in Friday's loss. ... 2B Robinson Cano (quad) took batting practice and groundballs on Saturday and remains on track to come off the disabled list for the start of Seattle's road trip next week in Washington.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Derek Holland (3-3) will make his ninth start and sixth on the road. It will be his 22nd career start vs. Seattle and he's 12-6 all-time.

Mariners: The Mariners are expected to call up Chris Heston from the minors to start Sunday.

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  • W: M. Pelfrey (1-4)L: Y. Gallardo (2-4)
  • HR: CHW - A. Garcia 2 (8), M. Davidson (8), W. Garcia (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Sanchez 2B52200102.333.375.469.8445.0
M. Cabrera LF62220004.238.282.318.6006.0
J. Abreu 1B52210003.274.333.490.8246.0
A. Garcia RF53462000.357.400.6101.01021.0
T. Frazier 3B51220011.200.285.350.6354.5
T. Anderson SS52200001.250.275.375.6504.0
M. Davidson DH42221110.235.290.520.8109.5
O. Narvaez C51200010.217.349.246.5962.5
W. Garcia CF31131010.242.289.364.6537.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Segura SS40010001.338.383.482.8651.0
    B. Gamel RF30100100.302.402.465.8672.0
    N. Cruz DH30000011.303.385.553.938-0.5
    T. Gosewisch 1B10000001.040.077.040.1170.0
    K. Seager 3B40100000.242.326.369.6951.0
    T. Motter 1B-2B30200001.229.295.441.7352.0
    G. Heredia LF-CF30000003.286.350.366.7160.0
    M. Freeman 2B-P20000111.067.176.167.3430.5
    C. Ruiz C31100011.133.259.200.4592.5
    J. Dyson CF20000001.214.314.313.6270.0
    B. Powell LF00000100.182.357.182.5391.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (8), A. Garcia 2 (9)
      • HR - A. Garcia 2 (8), M. Davidson (8), W. Garcia
      • SF - W. Garcia 2 (2)
      • RBI - M. Cabrera 2 (19), J. Abreu (23), A. Garcia 6 (34), T. Frazier 2 (17), M. Davidson 2 (21), W. Garcia 3 (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Garcia 3 (15), W. Garcia (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Ruiz (3)
      • RBI - J. Segura (20)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Dyson (3)
      • E - M. Freeman
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Pelfrey (W, 1-4)6.04110304.850.6724.5
      G. Infante1.01000007.711.002.0
      D. Jennings1.00002005.022.001.0
      C. Beck1.00001004.151.002.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Pelfrey (W, 1-4)6.0
      G. Infante1.0
      D. Jennings1.0
      C. Beck1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Gallardo (L, 2-4)3.291092425.843.00-14.0
      D. Overton4.17550026.381.620.0
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Gallardo (L, 2-4)3.2
      D. Overton4.1
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Pelfrey 77-54, G. Infante 20-11, D. Jennings 18-8, C. Beck 11-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Pelfrey 8-5, D. Jennings 2-0, C. Beck 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Pelfrey 20, G. Infante 4, D. Jennings 4, C. Beck 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Overton (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Gallardo 75-45, D. Overton 69-50, M. Freeman 22-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Gallardo 2-4, D. Overton 8-5
      • Batters Faced - Y. Gallardo 21, D. Overton 20, M. Freeman 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CHW19-22
      40150050116190
      SEA20-24
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      Y. Sanchez 2B52200102.333.375.469.8445.0
      M. Cabrera LF62220004.238.282.318.6006.0
      J. Abreu 1B52210003.274.333.490.8246.0
      A. Garcia RF53462000.357.400.6101.01021.0
      T. Frazier 3B51220011.200.285.350.6354.5
      T. Anderson SS52200001.250.275.375.6504.0
      M. Davidson DH42221110.235.290.520.8109.5
      O. Narvaez C51200010.217.349.246.5962.5
      W. Garcia CF31131010.242.289.364.6537.5
      Total4316191642411-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Segura SS40010001.338.383.482.8651.0
        B. Gamel RF30100100.302.402.465.8672.0
        N. Cruz DH30000011.303.385.553.938-0.5
        T. Gosewisch 1B10000001.040.077.040.1170.0
        K. Seager 3B40100000.242.326.369.6951.0
        T. Motter 1B-2B30200001.229.295.441.7352.0
        G. Heredia LF-CF30000003.286.350.366.7160.0
        M. Freeman 2B-P20000111.067.176.167.3430.5
        C. Ruiz C31100011.133.259.200.4592.5
        J. Dyson CF20000001.214.314.313.6270.0
        B. Powell LF00000100.182.357.182.5391.0
        Total2815103310-----
        HITTERSAB
        J. Segura SS4
        B. Gamel RF3
        N. Cruz DH3
        T. Gosewisch 1B1
        K. Seager 3B4
        T. Motter 1B-2B3
        G. Heredia LF-CF3
        M. Freeman 2B-P2
        C. Ruiz C3
        J. Dyson CF2
        B. Powell LF0
        Total28
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Abreu (8), A. Garcia 2 (9)
          • HR - A. Garcia 2 (8), M. Davidson (8), W. Garcia
          • SF - W. Garcia 2 (2)
          • RBI - M. Cabrera 2 (19), J. Abreu (23), A. Garcia 6 (34), T. Frazier 2 (17), M. Davidson 2 (21), W. Garcia 3 (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Garcia 3 (15), W. Garcia (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Ruiz (3)
          • RBI - J. Segura (20)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Dyson (3)
          • E - M. Freeman
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Pelfrey (W, 1-4)6.04110304.850.6724.5
          G. Infante1.01000007.711.002.0
          D. Jennings1.00002005.022.001.0
          C. Beck1.00001004.151.002.0
          Total9.0511330---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Pelfrey (W, 1-4)6.0
          G. Infante1.0
          D. Jennings1.0
          C. Beck1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Y. Gallardo (L, 2-4)3.291092425.843.00-14.0
          D. Overton4.17550026.381.620.0
          Total9.0191615244---
          PITCHERSIP
          Y. Gallardo (L, 2-4)3.2
          D. Overton4.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Pelfrey 77-54, G. Infante 20-11, D. Jennings 18-8, C. Beck 11-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Pelfrey 8-5, D. Jennings 2-0, C. Beck 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Pelfrey 20, G. Infante 4, D. Jennings 4, C. Beck 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - D. Overton (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Gallardo 75-45, D. Overton 69-50, M. Freeman 22-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Gallardo 2-4, D. Overton 8-5
          • Batters Faced - Y. Gallardo 21, D. Overton 20, M. Freeman 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Garcia hit sacrifice fly to center, Anderson scored, Davidson to third161
          • 7TH INNING
            Garcia homered to left151
            Davidson homered to left, Frazier scored141
            Frazier singled to center, Abreu and Garcia scored121
          • 6TH INNING
            Segura grounded out to shortstop, Ruiz scored101
          • 4TH INNING
            Garcia doubled to left center, Sanchez and Cabrera scored100
            Cabrera singled to left center, Davidson and Narvaez scored, Sanchez to second80
            Garcia hit sacrifice fly to center, Anderson scored60
          • 3RD INNING
            Garcia homered to right center50
          • 1ST INNING
            Garcia homered to left, Cabrera and Abreu scored40
            Abreu doubled to deep left, Sanchez scored, Cabrera to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • D. Overton Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson singled to right center
            • M. Davidson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Davidson singled to right center, Anderson to second
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Narvaez singled to shallow center, Anderson to third, Davidson to second
            • W. Garcia: Ball, Garcia hit sacrifice fly to center, Anderson scored, Davidson to third
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Sanchez lined out to left
            • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cabrera flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Beck Pitching:
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gamel walked
            • T. Gosewisch: Ball, Strike looking, Gosewisch grounded into double play third to second to first, Gamel out at second
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • D. Overton Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Abreu flied out to deep center
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia fouled out to first
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Frazier flied out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Jennings Pitching:
            • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman walked
            • C. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ruiz grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Freeman out at second
            • B. Powell: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Powell walked
            • J. Segura: Ball, Powell to second on fielder's indifference, Strike looking, Segura grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • D. Overton Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Abreu singled to right
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Garcia doubled to left center, Abreu to third
            • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier singled to center, Abreu and Garcia scored
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Frazier to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Davidson homered to left, Frazier scored
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Foul, Narvaez lined out to shortstop
            • W. Garcia: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia homered to left
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez singled to right
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (5 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Infante Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cruz popped out to second
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Seager popped out to shortstop
            • T. Motter: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Motter singled to left
            • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Heredia flied out to shallow center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Overton Pitching:
            • W. Garcia: Ball, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pelfrey Pitching:
            • C. Ruiz: Ball, Foul, Ruiz doubled to deep right center
            • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson grounded out to shortstop, Ruiz to third
            • J. Segura: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Segura grounded out to shortstop, Ruiz scored
            • B. Gamel: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gamel grounded out to first
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Overton Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Anderson grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson flied out to right
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pelfrey Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager flied out to deep center
            • T. Motter: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Motter singled to right
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heredia lined out to center
            • M. Freeman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Freeman flied out to left
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Anderson singled to shallow center
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davidson walked, Anderson to second
            • O. Narvaez: Narvaez singled to left center, Anderson to third, Davidson to second
            • W. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia hit sacrifice fly to center, Anderson scored
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez singled to left, Davidson to third, Narvaez to second
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Cabrera singled to left center, Davidson and Narvaez scored, Sanchez to second
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu flied out to deep center, Sanchez to third
            • A. Garcia: Garcia doubled to left center, Sanchez and Cabrera scored
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pelfrey Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gamel lined out to left
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cabrera singled to right center
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Abreu grounded into double play shortstop to pitcher to second, Cabrera out at second
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garcia homered to right center
            • T. Frazier: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pelfrey Pitching:
            • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Freeman struck out looking
            • C. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
            • J. Dyson: Dyson lined out to left
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • W. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
            • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez lined out to center
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pelfrey Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Seager singled to right center
            • T. Motter: Strike looking, Ball, Motter reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Seager out at second
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Heredia grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Motter out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • Y. Gallardo Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Cabrera safe at first on 1st baseman Freeman fielding error, Sanchez to second
            • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Abreu doubled to deep left, Sanchez scored, Cabrera to third
            • A. Garcia: Garcia homered to left, Cabrera and Abreu scored
            • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Frazier singled to deep right center, Frazier out at second
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Anderson lined out to right
            • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
            • M. Pelfrey Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Segura grounded out to second
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gamel singled to center
            • N. Cruz: Cruz grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Gamel out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)