How it happened: Tyler Saladino hit an RBI single to right field in the 11th inning for the game-winner. The Mariners’ Kyle Seager and Austin Jackson each had three hits and were both a hit away from the cycle. White Sox pitchers struck out 19 batters, tying a franchise high. White Sox starter Jose Quintana went just 4⅓ innings, giving up four runs on nine hits. Mariners starter Edgar Olmos lasted five innings, giving up three runs on five hits with five walks. The White Sox tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning on an error by Mariners shortstop Brad Miller.
What it means: Two sides of Quintana were on display as the left-hander recorded eight of his 13 outs via strikeout, but command issues limited him to 4⅓ innings. He gave up four runs on nine hits with three walks, leaving him with his second shortest outing of the season. The only one shorter was his third start of the year when he gave up nine runs on 10 hits over four innings against the Tigers.
Outside the box: When pitchers adjust to you, the idea is to counter the adjustment. It’s a longtime baseball axiom, and one that Saladino seems to be figuring out. When he was an unknown breaking into the league, Saladino rode his anonymity to an 11-for-31 (.355) start in the big leagues. With more scouting reports on him, Saladino limped into Sunday’s game on a 2-for-24 (.083) slide. But in a sign that the rookie is fighting back again, he has delivered multiple RBIs in back-to-back games.
Off beat: After a successful July, the White Sox regressed in August, going 12-16. To break down the season month by month, the White Sox opened with an 8-11 record in April and then went 15-15 in May. In June they were a disappointing 10-16, but used a revived offense to go 16-10 last month. After an off day Monday, the White Sox will begin their 29-game September schedule on Tuesday. The season ends with four games in October. The White Sox have 17 games on the road and 16 at home remaining.
Up next: The White Sox will send left-hander Chris Sale (12-7, 3.20 ERA) to the mound Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series against Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey (2-1, 4.29) in the 7:10 p.m. start from Target Field.