Cubs hold off Mariners’ rally to take series
BY GORDON WITTENMYER firstname.lastname@example.org June 30, 2013 6:46PM
Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano hits a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Updated: June 30, 2013 6:52PM
SEATTLE — The Cubs built a big lead and hung on for a 7-6 victory Sunday over the Seattle Mariners to win for the fourth time in five games and earn their third consecutive series victory.
Edwin Jackson (4-10) took a 7-2 lead into the seventh before surrendering a leadoff homer and a double, then exiting. Shawn Camp allowed three runs before Hector Rondon got the final two outs of the inning.
Alfonso Soriano, who was back in left field because of Ryan Sweeney’s rib injury, doubled twice and finished the three-game series as the Cubs’ hottest hitter. He went 7-for-14 with two homers, three doubles and five RBI in the series.