Cal Raleigh comes up big again as Mariners rally past White Sox

Cal Raleigh doubled home the tying and go-ahead runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 4-3 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, spoiling the major league debut of top pitching prospect Drew Thorpe.

Raleigh, who hit a walk-off grand slam in an 8-4 victory Monday, had two doubles and three RBIs for the Mariners, who won their third in a row.

Andrew Vaughn and Paul DeJong homered for the White Sox, who have lost 28 of 33 road games this season.

Trailing 3-2, Seattle’s Josh Rojas drew a two-out walk in the seventh off Tanner Banks. Julio Rodriguez greeted reliever John Brebbia (0-4) with an infield single and Raleigh laced a 3-0 pitch into the right-field corner to score both runners.

Reliever Trent Thornton (2-1) got the victory and Ryne Stanek earned his fifth save.

Thorpe, acquired March 13 from San Diego in the four-player deal for Dylan Cease, was called up after going 7-1 with a 1.35 ERA at Double-A Birmingham.

Thorpe allowed two runs — one earned — on three hits over five innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out four.

The expected matchup against the Mariners’ Bryan Woo, Thorpe’s teammate at Cal Poly, didn’t happen as Woo was scratched from his start as the team awaits results of an MRI on his right elbow.

The Mariners called up lefty Jhonathan Diaz from Triple-A Tacoma to fill in for Woo. Diaz went 5 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on nine hits, with one walk and four strikeouts.

The White Sox struck first in the second inning, loading the bases with no outs on singles by DeJong, Korey Lee and Zach DeLoach. Diaz struck out Nicky Lopez before Martin Maldonado, who entered the game batting just .071, grounded a single through the left side of the infield to score a run.

The Mariners tied it in the bottom of the inning on two-out, opposite-field doubles by Luke Raley and Mitch Garver.

The White Sox regained the lead with one out in the third as Vaughn lined a solo shot on a hanging curve over the left-field wall and DeJong followed by taking a fastball deep to right to make it 3-1.

The Mariners got a run back in the bottom of the inning as Rojas reached on a one-out error before Rodriguez grounded into a forceout. Rodriguez stole second and scored on Raleigh’s ground-rule double down the right-field line.

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