Dayan Viciedo’s walkoff home run in 10th gives Sox 3-2 win
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org April 7, 2013 2:23PM
Updated: April 7, 2013 9:31PM
Dayan Viciedo hit the first walkoff home run of his career, a 406-foot shot against Kameron Loe in the 10th inning, to give the White Sox a 4-3 victory against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday aternoon.
Addison Reed pitched a scoreless 10th for his first win.
Alex Rios continued his hot start by belting his third home run of the season, a solo shot against Hisashi Iwakuma in the seventh inning that pulled the White Sox into a 3-3 tie.
The score remained tied through nine innings, sending the teams into extras for the second time in their three-game series.
The homer gave Rios a homer in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.
The homer took Chris Sale off the hook for a possible loss. Kendrys Morales hit his first home run as a Mariner, a solo shot against Sale with one out in the sixth inning to give Seattle a 3-2 lead. Sale pitched seven innings, allowing five hits over seven innings.
Rios’ homer broke a string of 16 consecutive Sox retired in order by Iwakuma after Adam Dunn’s 427-foot homer to right-center field in the first inning, his second of the year that erased a 2-0 deficit.
Wearing throwback 1983 uniforms as they will on Sundays at home throughout the season, the Sox sent ace Chris Sale to the mound looking to win the rubber game of a three-game series with the Mariners. The Sox beat Mariners ace Felix Hernandez on Saturday.
Sox starters went into the game with a 2.76 ERA their first time through the rotation, a figure that went up when Sale allowed a two-run homer to Mike Morse in the first inning. Morse, who already has five homers, hit a hanging slider with Jason Bay (walk) on first.