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To help Morrow acclimate, Wakamatsu even started his batterymate at Triple-A Tacoma, Adam Moore, who was making his major league debut.
Morrow had control problems from the start. He walked the leadoff hitter, Scott Podsednik, and then gave up a sharp single to Gordon Beckham. A sacrifice fly from A.J. Pierzynski drew rumblings from the crowd, and gave the White Sox a 1-0 lead. They would add the next two on RBI singles from Mark Kotsay in the third and fifth.
The Mariners scored their first run in the seventh on a homer by Adrian Beltre.
NOTES: The White Sox likely will skip Gavin Floyd's next start. The right-hander left Wednesday's start after just three innings because of soreness in his hip. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Floyd will be shut down for the season if the pain doesn't subside. "I think the main thing for us, we have to keep this guy healthy for the future," Guillen said.
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