Chicago White Sox defeat Seattle Mariners, 7-6

Is it the White Sox or their competition?

Not since 1997 had the Sox started a season so poorly, their 5-11 mark after 16 games only slightly better than the 4-12 mark of that year.

They improved that to 6-11 with Friday's 7-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Andruw Jones' ninth-inning home run.

The Sox finished 1997 at 80-81, six games out of first in Terry Bevington's last season as manager. It's not the kind of outcome they want this season -- and not one t...