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White Sox 3-hit Mariners 6-0

Yermín Mercedes continued his early season tear with three hits, Carlos Rodon struck out nine and the White Sox three-hit the Mariners 6-0.
Credit: AP
Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford reacts after swinging at a low ball to strike out and end the fourth inning of a baseball game with the bases loaded as Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal reaches for the ball, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Yermín Mercedes continued his early season tear with three hits, Carlos Rodon struck out nine and the Chicago White Sox three-hit the Seattle Mariners 6-0.

Mercedes is the first player since at least 1900 to total 12 hits in his first four career starts — all in the first week of this season. 

He was also the first player since at least 1900 to start a season 8 for 8. 

The 28-year-old designated hitter is up to 12 of 18. 

Yasmani Grandal hit his 150th homer, driving in three and scoring twice to help Chicago snap a two-game skid. 

He also guided three White Sox pitchers through a three-hitter and striking out the Mariners 15 times.