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SEATTLE - After getting himself in a two-strike hole, Raul Ibanez did everything he could to stay in the at-bat against John Danks. Hydro Flask 32 Oz Water Bottle . For a dozen pitches, Ibanez hung in there. On the 13th pitch he won the struggle, hitting his 10th homer for the decisive runs in the Seattle Mariners 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. "At that point you just forget about the count, you forget about everything thats happening," Ibanez said. "At one point in the box, I said, I think thats 3-2. Then I said to myself, It doesnt matter. At this point, it doesnt matter. Youre just fighting." After swinging and missing at the first two pitches he saw in the third inning, Ibanez fouled off the next three before taking a ball. He fouled off four more before hitting the 13th pitch into the right-field seats for a two-run shot. According to the team, it was the most pitches a Mariners hitter had seen before homering since at least 1988. "I just ran out of ideas," Danks said. "We threw hard away, soft away, hard in, soft in. I thought I had him looking in, and threw a cutter away and it was up a little more than I like." The White Sox have lost seven straight games, their longest slide since dropping seven in a row in September 2011. Chicago had won its previous eight games in Seattle, but even the formerly friendly venue and a starting pitcher with a history of success against the Mariners couldnt stop the losing streak. Danks (0-2) allowed four runs — three earned — and seven hits in six innings, striking out five and walking one in his third start of the year. The defeat snapped Danks seven-game winning streak against the Mariners — in his last eight starts against Seattle, he was 7-0 with a 1.31 ERA. Seattle starter Joe Saunders (4-5) returned to his winning ways at Safeco Field , allowing one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts. Saunders is 10-1 at the Mariners ballpark. The lone loss came in his previous home start against Texas on May 24, when he gave up eight runs in five innings. "First and foremost, its nice to get a win to start off a series," Saunders said. "Weve been kind of struggling of late." The Mariners snapped their own two-game skid. Tom Wilhelmsen, who had blown three of his last four save opportunities, gave up a two-out RBI single to Adam Dunn in the ninth but earned his 13th save. "Its nice for once to see things go the right way in the ninth," Wilhelmsen said. Wilhelmsen walked Alex Rios leading off the inning but regrouped to strike out the next two batters before Dunns hit. "You cant try too hard, or youre going to overthrow and walk people like Ive been," Wilhelmsen said. "Just relax and know youve done it before, and just try to stick with that. That was something I told myself today." In the third inning, Kyle Seager beat out a bunt single and Kendrys Morales drove him home with a double off the centre-field wall before Ibanez capped the inning with his long at-bat and home run. "That was one of the best at-bats Ive ever seen up there," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. "Left on left, him fighting through so many different pitches, fouling them off, tough pitches — neither guy was giving in. For Raul to get him in the end there, that was pretty special." Chicago opened the scoring in the second. Dayan Viciedo hit a bloop double to centre and scored on Jeff Keppingers single. Seattle answered in the bottom half when Jesus Sucres RBI single tied it at 1. NOTES: White Sox bench coach Mark Parent was ejected by plate umpire Dale Scott in the seventh. ... The Mariners held a short, closed-door team meeting before taking batting practice. "I just wanted to talk about where were at," Wedge said. "Weve had a lot of tough losses these first couple months, more so than Ive seen, and Im proud of the way theyve handled it." ... Seattle OF Franklin Gutierrez (right hamstring strain) ended his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma, but remains on the disabled list. Mariners head athletic trainer Rick Griffin said Gutierrez still has lingering hamstring issues, and the Mariners plan to put him on another rehab assignment. ... The White Sox activated infielder Gordon Beckham from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Tyler Greene for assignment. Hydro Flask 16 Oz Coffee . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. Hydro Flask 32 Oz Wide Mouth . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. CINCINNATI -- New Bengals offensive coordinator Ken Zampese isnt sure why people think anything will be different this time around.Its the same offense, the first-year coordinator said. Nothings changed.Maybe the Xs and Os are the same, but the folks filling the roles have changed in Cincinnati for the first time in a while. The receiving group is largely new. The tight end position is in flux. And the quarterback has recovered from a broken wrist that ended his breakthrough season and left everyone wondering how much more he can do.Training camp at Paul Brown Stadium will provide the first glimpse of how it all fits together, and what still needs to be done before the season opener on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Jets.As time goes on, well continue to get better and understand more, but were in a good place right now, quarterback Andy Dalton said.The Bengals won 12 games last season for only the third time in franchise history. They lost to the Steelers at home in December -- Dalton broke his right wrist while making a tackle on an interception return -- and then lost again to the Steelers 18-16 in the first round of the playoffs at Paul Brown Stadium. They blew a late lead in one of the biggest meltdowns in postseason history.Dalton missed the last three regular-season games and the playoff loss, Cincinnatis fifth straight season of losing an opening-round game. They havent won in the postseason in 25 years, tied for the sixth-longest streak of futility in NFL history.In the offseason, the Bengals spent most of their money in keeping the defense intact after it gave up the second-fewest points in the league. Middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss the first three games on an NFL suspension for repeated illegal hits, including his hit to the head of Steelers receiver Antonio Brown during the last-minute meltdown in the playoffs.The offense is a different matter, with change starting right at the top. Zampese was elevated from quarterbacks coach after Hue Jackson took the head coaching job in Cleveland. Jackson liked to push the envelope with his creativity, even having Dalton catch a touchdown pass in one game. Zampese will likely be less adventuresome.Zamps personality is a little different than Hue, Dalton said. The offense as a whole, and schemattically, is going to take on what he likes. Hydro Flask Wide Mouth. . There are some things similar, and some things well do different.Here are five things to watch during the Bengals camp:DALTONS RETURN: Dalton got his breakthrough season last year, his fifth in the NFL. He completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,250 yards with 25 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. His passer rating of 106.3 set a club record and was second to Seattles Russell Wilson (110.1) for the league lead. The question is how much more room he has to grow.A.J. AND WHO ELSE: A.J. Green leads a receiving group in transition. Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu -- who finished second and third in catches last season -- left as free agents. Brandon LaFell was signed as a free agent, and the Bengals drafted Tyler Boyd from Pittsburgh in the second round. Training camp and the four preseason games will provide a first glimpse of how they fit.EIFERTS REPLACEMENT: Tyler Eifert had surgery on his left ankle this summer and is expected to miss most of training camp and perhaps a few games early in the season. He had one of the best seasons in club history, catching 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns, a club record for a tight end. Theres not much experience behind him in the tight end group.WATCH HIM WHILE YOU CAN: Burfict can practice with the team until the first week of the season, and then hell sit out three games including a rematch with the Steelers on Sunday, Sept. 18 in Pittsburgh. Burficts illegal hit on Brown after an incomplete pass sailed over his head moved the Steelers into field-goal range for their playoff win.THE BUZZ: The Bengals playoff failures -- an NFL record of five straight first-round losses -- appear to have taken a toll on fan support. The Bengals had only three crowds of 65,000 fans at Paul Brown Stadium during the regular season last year as they won the AFC North. Three times, they drew fewer than 58,000. The filled 93 percent of their seats, which ranks only 24th in the league. Itll be interesting to see what kind of crowds they draw for camp.---Online: AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: cheap falcons jerseys cheap ravens jerseys cheap bills jerseyscheap bears jerseys cheap bengals jerseys cheap cowboys jerseys cheap lions jerseys cheap texans jerseys cheap colts jerseys cheap jaguars jerseys cheap chiefs jerseys cheap rams jerseys cheap dolphins jerseys cheap vikings jerseys cheap saints jerseys cheap giants jerseys cheap jets jerseys cheap eagles jerseys cheap steelers jerseys cheap 49ers jerseys ' ' '