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Sale Pitches 1st Complete Game, White Sox Top Mariners 4-2

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Gordon Beckham #15 of the Chicago White Sox hits a run scoring single in the 4th inning against the Seattle Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field on June 3, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Gordon Beckham #15 of the Chicago White Sox hits a run scoring single in the 4th inning against the Seattle Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field on June 3, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale pitched a five-hitter for his first major league complete game and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Sunday for their 10th win in 11 tries.

Sale (7-2) struck out eight and walked two. It was his 10th start this year after pitching in relief for Chicago during the last two seasons.

In Sale’s previous start, he struck out 15 in 7 1-3 innings at Tampa Bay.

Sale allowed White Sox manager Robin Ventura to rest his entire bullpen after Chicago used all seven relievers in Saturday’s taxing 12-inning loss.

Alex Rios drove in two runs for the AL Central leaders.

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