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Austin Jackson leads Mariners to 4-2 win over White Sox

Austin Jackson's rips into left field were all the Mariners (62-55) needed to produce a 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field.

Off nearly identical base hits in the second and seventh innings, Jackson drove in all four Mariners runs.

Before Jackson got to the plate, Logan Morrison started everything off with a long single that kicked off the right-field wall and put him on first base. Chris Taylor followed with a short ground ball that White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham grabbed for but missed. And Jesus Sucre loaded the bases after Chicago's Conor Gillaspie mistimed his own grab of Sucre's hit to shallow left.

Then Jackson stepped to the plate, with two outs recorded, and tore a bouncing ball into left field that cleared the bases, giving Seattle a 3-0 lead.

In the bottom of the seventh, Jackson slashed another one to left field and batted in Taylor, who was on second because of a walk and a Sucre sacrifice bunt.

Chicago (55-63) got its offense from a Tyler Flowers solo home run in the top of the eighth and an Alexei Ramirez score in the ninth. Gillaspie popped a fast single into center field that pitcher Fernando Rodney couldn't get a hand on, allowing Ramirez to run home.

Erasmo Ramirez, recalled from AAA Tacoma, got the start for the Mariners and pitched 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two, allowed four hits, walked one and hit Flowers with a pitch.

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