Kansas City 4, Seattle 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 10, 2011 10:10 PM
Location - Safeco Field
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 17884

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 1
Seattle 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 61-86 34-39 27-47 W1
Seattle 61-84 34-37 27-47 L1

Recap


Felipe Paulino matched his career high with 11 strikeouts to pace the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 win over the host Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

Rookie Eric Hosmer capped a three-run first inning with a two-run homer and Jeff Francouer added a solo shot in the ninth as the Royals snapped a three-game losing streak.

Paulino (3-6) allowed two runs on two hits - both solo homers - in seven innings to win for only the second time since July 5.

Justin Smoak and Mike Carp went deep for the Mariners, who had their modest two-game winning streak halted.

Seattle rookie righthander Michael Pineda (9-10) lost his third consecutive start, allowing three runs on five hits in eight innings. He hasn't won since July 30.

Royals closer Joakim Soria pitched a perfect ninth for his 27th save, putting him within three of his third straight season with at least 30.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Seattle
Felipe Paulino Player Michael Pineda
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 8.0
11 Strikeouts 8
2 Hits 5
2.57 ERA 3.38
Hitting
Kansas City   Seattle
Jeff Francoeur Player Mike Carp
1 Hits 1
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
4 TB 4
.250 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 6 2 14 .182 7 8 4 1 1 1
Seattle 2 2 8 .069 1 16 2 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Mariners have a W/L % of .426 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Royals have a W/L % of .393 after a win and .430 after a loss.
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