By Brian Hedger
CHICAGO -- Dayan Viciedo got it done at the plate and in the field for the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.
The Cuban-born left fielder launched his first career game-ending home run in the bottom of the 10th inning off Seattle Mariners reliever Kameron Loe and the White Sox won 4-3 at U.S. Cellular Field.
With the victory, the White Sox took their second straight three-game series to open the season.
Alex Rios and Adam Dunn also homered for the White Sox (4-2), who hit the road for the first time this season with a 10-game, three-series swing. Seattle (3-4) heads home after playing onthe road in the first week.
Starters Chris Sale and Hisashi Iwakuma both pitched well but were not involved in the decision.
Each gave up two-run homers in the first inning, with Michael Morse taking a 2-and-2 pitch deep to left field with Jason Bay aboard off Sale, and Dunn matching it against Iwamura in the bottom half with a 427-foot blast to right that brought home Alexei Ramirez.
After that, both starters settled into grooves.
Neither allowed another run until Morales homered off Sale in the sixth for a 2-1 lead. Until that point, just two of the next 16 hitters reached base, and both were stranded in the fourth.
Iwamura was even better. He retired 16 in a row after giving up Dunn's homer and looked like he might finish with a low pitch count until Rios tied it 3-3 with his shot to left leading off the seventh.
Like Iwamura, Sale also became more efficient with his pitches. After throwing 25 pitches in the first inning, Sale threw just 52 in the next four scoreless innings. He left the game after seven innings, allowing three runs and five hits while striking out seven.
Sale also got help from Viciedo in the seventh, when the left fielder threw a perfect
strike to second to nail Justin Smoak trying to stretch a ball hit off the wall into a double.
Smoak was leading off the inning and might have scored from first on Robert Andino's double to right two batters later.
Iwamura went eight innings, throwing 89 pitches, and allowed four hits. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter.
Chicago's bullpen is quickly becoming a positive story for the Sox and was again on Sunday. Matt Lindstrom worked his way out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth to keep it tied 3-3, and closer Addison Reed wriggled out of a similar spot in the 10th without allowing any damage.
Lindstrom struck out Morse and Miguel Montero to end the eighth, and Reed fanned Morse to close out the 10th with runners on first and second.
NOTES: The White Sox will play 10 games and makes stops in Washington, Cleveland and Toronto before they return April 19. "It's going to be long and you're going to play some tough teams," Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "I'll be interested to see how we play them." ... The Sox made a change to their rotation by flip-flopping scheduled starts for Jose Quintana and fifth-starter Dylan Axelrod. Axelrod will now start Thursday's game in Washington, and Quintana will go Friday in Cleveland. ... Gordon Beckham's throwing error in the eighth inning pushed the White Sox's streak of games with at least one error to five straight after winning 1-0 in an errorless Opening Day performance. ... Sox infielder Jeff Keppinger, mired in a 1-for-21 slump (.048) to start the season, was given the day off on Sunday. Conor Gillaspie started at third. ... Seattle heads back for its home opener on Monday against Houston, which the Mariners are eagerly awaiting. Seattle played its first seven games on the road. The Mariners don't get a day off until April 15, a taxing schedule. "It seems like we've been gone forever, which we have," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. "I'm happy for the guys. We have a nice long home stand and we finally get an off day."