Bruce, Beckham go deep; homer-happy Mariners rip ChiSox 9-2

CHICAGO (AP) Jay Bruce, Tim Beckham and the rest of the Seattle Mariners have opened 2019 on a power trip.

Bruce hit two solo home runs, Beckham had a three-run shot among his four hits and the Mariners slugged their way past the Chicago White Sox 9-2 Saturday.

Ryon Healy doubled in two for the Mariners, who are off to the best start in club history at 8-2. Seattle has homered in each of its first 10 games, a franchise first, and leads the majors with 24 long balls.

''We're clicking on all cylinders offensively,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''All the guys are buying into what we're talking about doing, what's important to us and our identity. That's controlling the strike zone.

''We have enough power on this team. So when we do get our pitch to hit, it's a different guy almost every day who has a chance to hit the ball out of the ballpark.''

Bruce, in his 12th major league season, is impressed.

''This has been a pretty amazing start,'' he said. ''Guys are really hitting the ball well, using the whole field, and driving in runs and getting on base.''

Tim Anderson homered and had three hits for the second straight game and Jose Abreu went deep for Chicago. Prized White Sox rookie Eloy Jimenez had his first three-hit game.

Aside from solo shots by Anderson and Abreu, Mike Leake (2-0) allowed just seven singles through 6 1/3 innings as the Mariners rebounded from a sloppy 10-8 loss Friday in Chicago's home opener. The veteran right-hander struck out six, and walked none as he threw 80 of 106 pitches for strikes.

''I really think the key to the ballgame was Mike Leake,'' Servais said. ''He just really pounded the strike zone.''

Three Seattle relievers locked it down from there. Connor Sadzeck pitched the ninth in his first appearance since being acquired from Texas.

Lucas Giolito (1-1) pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed five runs. He took a no-hitter into seventh inning in his first start Sunday at Kansas City.

''I know he got a little deep in some counts, had a few well-struck balls,'' manager Rick Renteria said. ''We were trying to get him through five and trying to minimize everything. Obviously that didn't work.''

After Mitch Haniger's RBI double in the third, Bruce homered and Healy hit his double to make it 4-0 in the fourth. Dylan Moore got his first major league hit during the inning - a single to center - but Leury Garcia threw out Healy at the plate.

Abreu went deep in the bottom of the inning to cut it to 4-1, but Beckham homered to left off Caleb Frere in the fifth.

Bruce hit his second solo shot in the ninth off Manny Banuelos for his 26th multihomer game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: INF/DH Edwin Encarnacion (left hand) returned to the lineup as DH after missing two games. ... Servais held 2B Dee Gordon (tight groin) out the lineup after he exited Friday's game in the fourth inning. Moore started in his place.

White Sox: RHP Ervin Santana threw a side session Saturday, but manager Rick Renteria stopped short of saying the two-time All-Star might start Tuesday when the White Sox have an open slot in their rotation. The 36-year-old Santana signed a minor league deal with the White Sox in February.

FUNKY FORCE

A baserunning miscue by Mallex Smith erased Domingo Santana's first-inning single. Smith walked leading off, and with one out, broke toward second as Santana hit a line drive to right. Daniel Palka fielded it on a bounce, but a confused Smith retreated back from second base toward first a few steps before realizing the ball had dropped. He then took off for third without retouching second, allowing Palka to throw to second for a forceout.

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Wade LeBlanc (1-0, 6.75) makes his second start. He got the win over Boston last Sunday despite allowing six runs (four earned), seven hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.

White Sox: RHP Ivan Nova (0-0, 1.29) will make his second start of the season. Nova was solid in a no-decision on his White Sox debut last Monday at Cleveland, allowing one run on six hits in seven innings.

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SEA8-2
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  • W: M. Leake (2-0)L: L. Giolito (1-1)
  • HR: SEA - J. Bruce 2 (5), T. Beckham (4), CHW - T. Anderson (2), J. Abreu (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Smith CF31000213.222.353.407.7602.5
M. Haniger RF51210013.295.360.545.9054.5
D. Santana LF50110023.286.388.6191.0071.0
J. Bruce 1B52222024.184.289.605.89411.0
E. Encarnacion DH42100110.240.424.360.7843.5
T. Beckham SS52431000.410.477.8461.32313.0
R. Healy 3B30120210.289.349.7111.0595.5
T. Murphy C41200122.500.667.5001.1673.0
D. Moore 2B40100014.091.286.091.3771.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Garcia CF50100002.321.345.357.7021.0
    Y. Moncada 3B50000024.379.438.7241.162-1.0
    J. Abreu 1B41111022.276.323.621.9435.0
    Y. Alonso DH40000000.143.400.286.6860.0
    E. Jimenez LF40300010.250.300.250.5502.5
    D. Palka RF30000023.000.087.000.087-1.0
    a- R. Cordell PH-RF10000000.500.5002.0002.5000.0
    T. Anderson SS41311010.500.524.8501.3747.5
    J. McCann C40200014.313.313.438.7502.5
    Y. Sanchez 2B30000111.042.080.042.1220.5
    • a-popped out for Palka in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Haniger (5), T. Beckham (5), R. Healy (7)
    • HR - J. Bruce 2 (5), T. Beckham (4)
    • RBI - M. Haniger (8), D. Santana (14), J. Bruce 2 (10), T. Beckham 3 (11), R. Healy 2 (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger (6), D. Santana (10), T. Beckham 3 (8)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Smith, D. Santana, J. Bruce 3 (3), T. Murphy, D. Moore 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. McCann (2)
    • HR - J. Abreu (3), T. Anderson (2)
    • RBI - J. Abreu (8), T. Anderson (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Moncada 2 (2), J. Abreu 2 (2), D. Palka, J. McCann 4 (4)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia 2 (3), D. Palka
    • DP - (Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu)
    • E - L. Garcia
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Leake (W, 2-0)6.19220622.921.4620.0
    B. Brennan0.20000200.000.751.0
    R. Elias1.00000103.180.713.5
    C. Sadzeck1.01001100.002.001.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Leake (W, 2-0)6.1
    B. Brennan0.2
    R. Elias1.0
    C. Sadzeck1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Giolito (L, 1-1)4.16554415.731.27-6.0
    C. Frare0.10000100.001.000.5
    J. Ruiz0.133301181.009.00-5.5
    N. Jones1.010002010.132.253.0
    M. Banuelos3.04112316.752.003.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Giolito (L, 1-1)4.1
    C. Frare0.1
    J. Ruiz0.1
    N. Jones1.0
    M. Banuelos3.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 106-80, B. Brennan 10-7, R. Elias 14-9, C. Sadzeck 22-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 5-8, C. Sadzeck 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Leake 28, B. Brennan 2, R. Elias 3, C. Sadzeck 5
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Ruiz
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 89-53, C. Frare 4-3, J. Ruiz 17-12, N. Jones 22-15, M. Banuelos 61-33
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 7-0, M. Banuelos 2-3
    • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 21, C. Frare, J. Ruiz 5, N. Jones 4, M. Banuelos 14
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    0013310019140
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith CF31000213.222.353.407.7602.5
    M. Haniger RF51210013.295.360.545.9054.5
    D. Santana LF50110023.286.388.6191.0071.0
    J. Bruce 1B52222024.184.289.605.89411.0
    E. Encarnacion DH42100110.240.424.360.7843.5
    T. Beckham SS52431000.410.477.8461.32313.0
    R. Healy 3B30120210.289.349.7111.0595.5
    T. Murphy C41200122.500.667.5001.1673.0
    D. Moore 2B40100014.091.286.091.3771.5
    Total389149361119-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      L. Garcia CF50100002.321.345.357.7021.0
      Y. Moncada 3B50000024.379.438.7241.162-1.0
      J. Abreu 1B41111022.276.323.621.9435.0
      Y. Alonso DH40000000.143.400.286.6860.0
      E. Jimenez LF40300010.250.300.250.5502.5
      D. Palka RF30000023.000.087.000.087-1.0
      a- R. Cordell PH-RF10000000.500.5002.0002.5000.0
      T. Anderson SS41311010.500.524.8501.3747.5
      J. McCann C40200014.313.313.438.7502.5
      Y. Sanchez 2B30000111.042.080.042.1220.5
      Total372102211016-----
      • a-popped out for Palka in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Haniger (5), T. Beckham (5), R. Healy (7)
      • HR - J. Bruce 2 (5), T. Beckham (4)
      • RBI - M. Haniger (8), D. Santana (14), J. Bruce 2 (10), T. Beckham 3 (11), R. Healy 2 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Haniger (6), D. Santana (10), T. Beckham 3 (8)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Smith, D. Santana, J. Bruce 3 (3), T. Murphy, D. Moore 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. McCann (2)
      • HR - J. Abreu (3), T. Anderson (2)
      • RBI - J. Abreu (8), T. Anderson (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Moncada 2 (2), J. Abreu 2 (2), D. Palka, J. McCann 4 (4)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - L. Garcia 2 (3), D. Palka
      • DP - (Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu)
      • E - L. Garcia
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Leake (W, 2-0)6.19220622.921.4620.0
      B. Brennan0.20000200.000.751.0
      R. Elias1.00000103.180.713.5
      C. Sadzeck1.01001100.002.001.5
      Total9.010221102---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Leake (W, 2-0)6.1
      B. Brennan0.2
      R. Elias1.0
      C. Sadzeck1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Giolito (L, 1-1)4.16554415.731.27-6.0
      C. Frare0.10000100.001.000.5
      J. Ruiz0.133301181.009.00-5.5
      N. Jones1.010002010.132.253.0
      M. Banuelos3.04112316.752.003.5
      Total9.014996113---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Giolito (L, 1-1)4.1
      C. Frare0.1
      J. Ruiz0.1
      N. Jones1.0
      M. Banuelos3.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Leake 106-80, B. Brennan 10-7, R. Elias 14-9, C. Sadzeck 22-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Leake 5-8, C. Sadzeck 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Leake 28, B. Brennan 2, R. Elias 3, C. Sadzeck 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Ruiz
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Giolito 89-53, C. Frare 4-3, J. Ruiz 17-12, N. Jones 22-15, M. Banuelos 61-33
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Giolito 7-0, M. Banuelos 2-3
      • Batters Faced - L. Giolito 21, C. Frare, J. Ruiz 5, N. Jones 4, M. Banuelos 14
      • 9TH INNING
        Bruce homered to right center92
      • 7TH INNING
        Anderson homered to center82
      • 6TH INNING
        Santana singled to center, Murphy scored, Moore to third81
      • 5TH INNING
        Beckham homered to left, Haniger and Encarnacion scored71
      • 4TH INNING
        Abreu homered to left center41
        Healy doubled to deep right, Encarnacion and Beckham scored40
        Bruce homered to right center20
      • 3RD INNING
        Haniger doubled to left center, Smith scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • M. Banuelos Pitching:
        • D. Santana: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Bruce homered to right center
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion flied out to left
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beckham singled to center
        • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Healy walked, Beckham to second
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy reached on an infield single to third, Beckham to third, Healy to second
        • D. Moore: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moore flied out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Connor Sadzeck relieved Roenis Elias
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann doubled to deep left
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia lined out to center
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Moncada grounded out to first
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Banuelos Pitching:
        • D. Moore: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Moore struck out on foul tip
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith lined out to left
        • M. Haniger: Haniger grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Roenis Elias relieved Brandon Brennan
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Alonso popped out to pitcher
        • E. Jimenez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jimenez struck out swinging
        • Ryan Cordell hit for Daniel Palka
        • R. Cordell: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Cordell popped out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Manny Banuelos relieved Nate Jones
        • E. Encarnacion: Encarnacion grounded out to third
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Beckham doubled to deep right center, Beckham out at third
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Healy walked
        • T. Murphy: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson homered to center
        • J. McCann: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, McCann singled to left
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • L. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to left, McCann to second
        • Brandon Brennan relieved Mike Leake
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Ruiz Pitching:
        • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Murphy singled to left
        • D. Moore: Foul, Ball, Moore hit by pitch, Murphy to second
        • Nate Jones relieved Jose Ruiz
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Haniger flied out to center
        • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Santana singled to center, Murphy scored, Moore to third
        • J. Bruce: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bruce struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu flied out to center
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Alonso grounded out to third
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Foul, Jimenez singled to right
        • D. Palka: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Haniger singled to center
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • Caleb Frare relieved Lucas Giolito
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bruce struck out looking
        • Jose Ruiz relieved Caleb Frare
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Encarnacion singled to right, Haniger to third
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Beckham homered to left, Haniger and Encarnacion scored
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez grounded out to first
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Garcia flied out to shallow left
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bruce homered to right center
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham singled to center, Encarnacion to third, Beckham to second on center fielder Garcia fielding error
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Healy doubled to deep right, Encarnacion and Beckham scored
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
        • D. Moore: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moore singled to center, Healy out at home
        • M. Smith: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Smith grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Abreu homered to left center
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Alonso popped out to shortstop
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jimenez singled to left
        • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Anderson singled to left center, Jimenez to second
        • J. McCann: McCann flied out to right
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked
        • D. Moore: Ball, Moore grounded out to second, Murphy out at second
        • M. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
        • M. Haniger: Pickoff attempt, Haniger doubled to left center, Smith scored
        • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to second
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to second
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moncada flied out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Strike looking, Beckham grounded out to first
        • R. Healy: Foul, Ball, Healy grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso grounded out to second
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Jimenez singled to center
        • D. Palka: Foul, Palka popped out to first
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Anderson reached on an infield single to third, Jimenez to second
        • J. McCann: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Giolito Pitching:
        • M. Smith: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smith walked
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
        • D. Santana: Santana reached on fielder's choice to center, Smith out at second
        • J. Bruce: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bruce grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Leake Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Garcia lined out to right
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)