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Seattle, which came in tied for the fewest runs scored in the American League, threatened several times early but was unable to piece together a rally.
The Mariners stranded seven runners on base and went hitless in five at-bats with runners in scoring position. They had won their last six series before dropping the first two games to Chicago.
Miguel Olivo got the Mariners on the scoreboard with a sacrifice fly in the fourth, but that also sparked a string of 10 consecutive batters retired by Humber.
"Him and A.J. (Pierzynski) worked well back there together," said Seattle's Adam Kennedy, who was 0 for 3 with a walk. "Different speeds on his fastball, four decent pitches...he threw the ball well."
Carlos Peguero had two hits in the No. 9 hole, playing instead of rookie Greg Halman, who had six hits in his first seven at-bats to start his big league career.
Chris Sale recorded the last four outs for Chicago, which has won six of its last eight.
Morel has hit safely in eight of his last nine games and is 23 for 64 since May 7.
NOTES: Konerko's homer was the 379th of his career, moving into a tie for 61st all-time with Orlando Cepeda and Tony Perez. ... White Sox CF Alex Rios was left out of the starting lineup for the third straight game. Rios is hitting .199 on the season and Guillen said he will be in the lineup Wednesday. He pinch-ran in the seventh inning and stayed in the game to play center field. ... DH Adam Dunn was given the day off Tuesday to clear his head, like Rios. Dunn, who is hitting just .176, will sit at least one more day, Guillen said. ... RHP Jake Peavy (right groin) said he is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list because treatment isn't working. The White Sox had yet to make the move official. ... Seattle OF Ichiro Suzuki was hitless in four at-bats and has just three hits in his last 27 plate appearances.
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