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Weaver pitches shutout; Mariners beat White Sox 6-0

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CHICAGO - Jeff Weaver pitched his second shutout of the season and Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer Sunday to lead the Seattle Mariners past the Chicago White Sox, 6-0.

Jose Guillen and Richie Sexson also homered for the Mariners. Seattle has won 11 of its last 15 games and continues to lead the American League wild-card standings.

Weaver's record is just 4-10, but he had a season-high eight strikeouts today, and retired 11 in a row between the first and fourth innings. He allowed five hits and didn't walk a batter.

It was his second consecutive win after losing four straight. Before beating Baltimore 10-3 on Tuesday, Weaver hadn't won since June 25th against Boston.

Sexson led off the second inning with a solo homer, his 18th of the season and his first since July 26th.

Beltre hit his two-run shot in the third to give the Mariners a 5-0 lead. Guillen chased Chicago starter John Danks with his 16th homer of the season in the fifth inning.

The Mariners begin a three-game series at home Monday night against Minnesota. The starting pitchers will be Felix Hernandez for Seattle, and Johan Santana for the Twins.
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)