Final

Series: Game 1 of 3

Chi White Sox leads 1-0 (as of 9/3)

Game 1: Friday, September 3
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Chi White Sox7
Game 2: Saturday, September 4
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Game 3: Sunday, September 5
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Mariners 5

(51-83, 19-49 away)

White Sox 7

(66-67, 37-32 home)

8:05 PM ET, September 3, 2004

U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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W: J. Garland (10-10)

L: B. Madritsch (3-2)

S: S. Takatsu (15)

Uribe homers for White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) -- White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen still doesn't know what to expect from Jon Garland.

Juan Uribe homered and Roberto Alomar had a two-run double Friday night to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Seattle Mariners 7-5.

Garland (10-10) allowed four runs and eight hits in seven-plus innings for Chicago. Garland, who has often been inconsistent, was given a 5-0 lead in the second inning.

"The arm, the physical ability is there to be better than Garland is right now," Guillen said. "But mentally, whether it is focus or whatever, is not there, yet. But he pitched better tonight than he did in the past."

The game was halted for a few minutes in the sixth inning when a man ran across the outfield after Uribe's home run. The man was chased by 11 security guards from right field to left-center and was escorted off the field. He deked one security guard, but was quickly controlled.

The man was identified by police as Michael Tremberth, 26, of Carol Stream. Tremberth was charged with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, police spokesman John Mirabelli said.

Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki was in right field when the fan ran by.

"It kind of scared me because he came from a place I couldn't see him," Suzuki said through an interpreter. "If he came from a place where I could see him, I wouldn't have been worried.

"I heard about what happened at the Olympics, though I didn't see it," said Suzuki, apparently referring to last weekend's marathon, when a man ran onto the course in Athens.

The White Sox tightened security after Kansas City first-base coach Tom Gamboa was attacked by a spectator on Sept. 19, 2002, and umpire Laz Diaz was attacked by a fan on April 16 last year.

White Sox spokesman Scott Reifert said that the man was arrested and will face a $1,000 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

Chicago won for the sixth time in 16 games. Shingo Takatsu pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances.

Suzuki was 1-for-4 with one RBI for the Mariners, giving him a major league-leading 218 hits.

Facing Takatsu in the ninth, Suzuki popped out to center with runners on first and second.

Takatsu is the career saves leader in Japanese baseball with 260 and finally got a chance to face Suzuki in the major leagues.

"Before he was the best hitter in Japan, but now he is the best hitter in the world," Takatsu said through a translator. "It was tough to get him out tonight."

Suzuki has 28 games remaining to reach the season record of 257 hit, set by George Sisler in 1920 with the St. Louis Browns.

"If I can get three hits in one at-bat, I can think about the record," Suzuki said.

Seattle has lost three straight since a season-high five-game winning streak. Bret Boone hit his 20th homer in the eighth.

Mariners starter Bobby Madritsch (3-2), who grew up 15 miles from the ballpark in suburban Burbank made his first visit to Chicago as major leaguer. He allowed five runs in the second inning, then didn't allow another run until Uribe homered in the sixth. In all, the 28-year-old rookie left-hander gave up six runs and six hits in six innings.

Paul Konerko singled leading off the second inning, advanced on a sacrifice, took third on a balk and scored on a wild pitch.

Jamie Burke followed with a single and scored from first on Joe Borchard's RBI triple. Madritsch then walked Valentin, gave up Joe Crede's RBI single and Roberto Alomar's two-out, two-run double.

Game notes


White Sox RHP Freddy Garcia is scheduled to start at Texas on Wednesday. He is scheduled to miss his third straight start on Sunday with a sore right forearm. ... White Sox DH Carl Everett was out of the lineup with a bruised right thumb.

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