- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - If you need to know what motivates Hector Noesi, check the front of his cap.

After going 7 1-3 strong innings in the Chicago White Sox’s 10-inning 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, Noesi put on a cap that read in front: Revenge NOE.

The Mariners were the object of his attention.

“When you don’t believe in somebody, you need to show them,” said Noesi, who was designated for assignment and eventually traded by Seattle to Texas this spring. The White Sox claimed him April 25 when the Rangers waived him.

The White Sox ended their four-game losing streak on Conor Gillaspie’s RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning.

With Jordan Danks on second base, Gordon Beckham reached when Seattle shortstop Chris Taylor booted his grounder. Danks advanced to third and scored when Gillaspie, who entered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth, hit a hard single to right off Fernando Rodney (1-5).

“It’s one of those tough ones where you don’t really know if you should play through it,” Taylor said, “or try to break down and get rid of it quick. I decided to play through and it ended up getting an in-between hop. I should have made the play.”

Noesi worked into the eighth to give the Sox the shot at a win. He allowed an unearned run and five hits with four strikeouts and a walk.

“This is as good as he’s pitched for us,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “He was throwing strikes, getting ahead early. He pitched great. He got us into the eighth.”

Noesi said when he arrived in Chicago, pitching coach Don Cooper “told me I can do it. That’s why I’m getting better.”

It was Cooper who helped put his hat together.

“I wear every time I face my former teams,” he said.

In four appearances against Seattle, he had gone 18 1-3 innings, not allowed a run and opponents were hitting .212 against him. In two seasons with Seattle, he was 2-14 with a 6.13 ERA in 36 appearances.

“It was a good game. He pitched good. You have to give him credit,” Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano said. “Really nothing else you can do in that situation. He’s one of those guys that pitches good against us and is good against any team.”

The loss ended the Mariners’ four-game winning streak.

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