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White Sox 3, Mariners 1

April 21, 1999

CHICAGO (AP) _ Frank Thomas hit a go-ahead double in the fifth inning and Ray Durham added a solo homer Tuesday night as the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 for their first win in four home games this season.

Durham hit his second homer with two out in the seventh off Jeff Fassero.

Jim Parque (2-1), Keith Foulke, Bryan Ward, and Bob Howry combined on a five-hitter in a game that began after a 1-hour, 10-minute rain delay. The crowd of 8,980 was the smallest for a White Sox game since at least 1997.

Parque gave up one run, four hits and four walks in six innings. Howry pitched the ninth for his third save.

Fassero, 0-3 for the first time in eight major league seasons, allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings as Seattle lost for the fifth time in seven games.

With the score 1-all in the fifth, Ray Durham reached on an infield single and stole second. Ken Griffey Jr. then made a diving catch in shallow center of Mike Caruso’s fly ball. Thomas then doubled down the left-field line.

Russ Davis hit an RBI double in the second as Seattle went ahead. The White Sox responded in the bottom half when Darrin Jackson doubled and scored on Brook Fordyce’s single.

Seattle loaded the bases with one out in the third but Parque got Jay Buhner to hit into a double play.

Notes: Griffey singled in the third and has hit in nine straight games and 12 of 13 overall. The Mariners have doubled in 14 of their 15 games. ... Thomas is two extra base hits shy of tying Luke Appling for first in White Sox history at 587.

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