Mariners defeat ChiSox

, Last Updated: 1:07 AM ET

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Ichiro Suzuki set a Seattle spring training record by getting a hit in his 16th straight game and drove in three runs to lead the Mariners to a 15-9 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Suzuki had two hits in five at-bats and is hitting .518 (28-for-54). He broke Ken Griffey Jr.'s record from 1986.

"He's just amazing," Mariners manager Mike Hargrove said. "I tried to get him to come out in the sixth (inning) but he wanted to stay in as he is taking a day off tomorrow.

Raul Ibanez drove in four runs and had two of Seattle's 13 hits. The Mariners scored in all but two innings.

"We are really swinging the bats up and down the lineup right now and that's coming at a good time," Hargrove said.

The Mariners have hit over .320 in going 9-5-3 since starting Cactus League play 1-8.

The White Sox, losers of four straight and seven of their last eight, wasted a 6-1 lead in the third.

"We're playing lousy baseball right now and we don't have long to straighten out things," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "We're just not getting good pitching at this point. That's got to turn around."

Jose Contreras had a rough outing, allowing seven hits, nine runs -- six earned -- in 4 1-3 innings. But both Guillen and pitching coach Don Cooper saw some good things.

"Ozzie's right, Jose is rushing when he pitches from the stretch, but he was better today. He threw some nice pitches at times, and we have another start to get things worked out," Cooper said.

Randy Winn and Ramon Santiago each had two hits for the Mariners and Santiago and Bret Boone each drove in a pair of runs.

Paul Konerko had a two-run homer and Darren Blakely a solo home run for Chicago.

Matt Thornton picked up the victory with 2 1-3 innings of one-run relief.

Seattle's starter Felix Hernadnez gave up eight hits, six runs -- five earned -- in 2 1-3 innings.

Notes: The White Sox Pablo Ozuna had two hits and is 17 for his last 29. ... Richie Sexson went 1-for-3 and has 15 hits in his last 13 games. ... Suzuki has struck out just once this spring.


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