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Mariners 8, White Sox 1

May 6, 1998

SEATTLE (AP) _ Ken Griffey Jr. hit his AL-leading 13th homer, David Segui homered twice, and Jeff Fassero pitched a three-hitter as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-1 Tuesday night.

Alex Rodriguez and Robert Perez also homered for Seattle, which had five in a game for the first time this season.

The Mariners, who have won three straight for the first time since a six-game winning streak in mid-April, lead the majors with 54 homers. Seattle, seeking its third division title in four seasons, moved to within a game of .500 at 15-16.

Albert Belle hit his seventh homer of the season for the White Sox.

Fassero (3-1) allowed one run, struck out five and walked two in the 11th complete game of his career and first of the season.

Scott Eyre (1-4) gave up five hits, including four solo homers, struck out five and walked three in five innings.

Segui led off the second inning with a homer and Rodriguez added a solo shot in the third.

Dan Wilson doubled in the fourth and scored on a throwing error by Eyre on what should have been an inning-ending double play.

Belle opened the fifth with a homer, but Griffey and Segui hit consecutive shots for Seattle in the bottom of the inning.

Wilson had a two-run single in the seventh.

Notes: Griffey (13), Rodriguez (11) and Segui (8) are the top home-run hitting trio in the majors with 32. ... Segui homered for the first time since April 16. It was his third career multi-homer game and his second this year. ... Seattle’s Rich Amaral reached over the left field wall to rob Ray Durham of a homer in the fourth inning. ... Eyre has given up 11 homers this season, second-most in the AL. ... Five of Belle’s seven homers this year have been solo shots.

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