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posted: 8/26/2012 7:56 PM

Flowers' homer gives Sox sixth-straight win

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  • White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers gets congratulated by teammates and fans after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

      White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers gets congratulated by teammates and fans after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Tyler Flowers hit a go-ahead homer just before the final downpour and the White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 in a rain-shortened game Sunday for their sixth straight victory.

Immediately following a 6-minute rain delay in the seventh inning, Flowers launched a two-run shot off Kevin Millwood to lead first-place Chicago to its second consecutive series sweep.

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Rain continued to pour until the tarp was put on to stay two batters later, and the game was called after a wait of nearly 2 hours.

The start was delayed for 1 hour, 51 minutes due to showers that persisted throughout the game before it was finally stopped.

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