Tyler Flowers hit a go-ahead homer just before the final downpour and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 in a rain-shortened game Sunday for their sixth straight victory.
Immediately following a 6-minute rain delay in the seventh inning, Flowers launched a two-run shot off Kevin Millwood to lead first-place Chicago to its second consecutive series sweep.
Rain continued to pour until the tarp was put on to stay two batters later, and the game was called after a wait of nearly 2 hours.
The start was delayed for 1 hour, 51 minutes due to showers that persisted throughout the game before it was finally stopped.
The White Sox retained their 2 1/2-game lead in the AL Central over the Tigers, who beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-2. Chicago starter Gavin Floyd, however, left after two innings with right elbow discomfort.
Capser Wells hit a two-run homer for Seattle.
Nate Jones (7-0) escaped a seventh-inning jam after inheriting runners on first and third with nobody out....