The right-hander struck out Abreu with runners on first and second for the final out.
The White Sox loaded the bases with no outs in the third and fifth and only managed one run on the pair of prime scoring opportunities.
"The rest of the at-bat was fine, but I couldn't get anything on a throw".
The injury came just as Cruz appeared recovered from a small tear in his right calf muscle, which similarly limited his running.
It was six years ago Sunday - July 16, 2011 - that the Mariners held a ceremony at Safeco Field to honor their 2001 club on the 10-year anniversary of its American League-record 116-victory season.
There were six home runs hit in Sunday's game. With the ball lodged in the webbing of his glove, Holland tossed it to Jose Abreu at first for the out, but the webbing in the glove broke, forcing Holland to go to his backup. They know each other well, and that was likely Cruz's way of messing with his old pal after he had the audacity to plunk him.
"He says he feels better when he runs faster", Servais said. It was 5-0 Chicago before Kyle Seager hit a solo homer to put Seattle on the board in the fourth inning off Derek Holland. "That's his strength. He just didn't have it today". Tim Anderson went 2 for 4 with a double and Todd Frazier added a two-bagger of his own while Avisail Garcia chipped in a base hit of his own in the loss. "It's not every time you're going to get it". The corresponding move could depend on the health of Cruz, who has been bothered by a right knee injury.
Chicago gave starter Derek Holland a lead on the homers by Garcia and a two-run shot by Omar Narvaez. "He's been working, swinging the bat, doing all the things that he needs to", Renteria said. We might not have found an answer at a specific position internally and will have to go out and either deal from a position of strength to acquire via trade or be aggressive in free agency when the time comes.
Mariners: RF Mitch Haniger jammed a thumb on a bunt attempt in the fifth.
The 28-year-old infielder in Saladino has already made 30 regular-season appearances for the White Sox thus far into the 2017 campaign. This will be Moore's first career start against the White Sox.