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Game Story

Jason Vargas used his ''accelerator'' to control the strike zone and it meant his first road victory of the season. Vargas allowed three hits over seven innings and the Kansas City Royals had 16 hits - all singles - in a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Vargas...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
KC 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 6 16 1
Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1

Scoring Summary

Top 1st: Kansas City
Billy Butler safe at first on third baseman Willie Bloomquist's fielding error, Nori Aoki scored, Eric Hosmer to second
KC 1 - SEA 0
Top 3rd: Kansas City
Eric Hosmer hit sacrifice fly to left, Alcides Escobar scored
KC 2 - SEA 0
Top 4th: Kansas City
Johnny Giavotella safe at first on shortstop Brad Miller's throwing error, Salvador Pérez scored, Alex Gordon to second
KC 3 - SEA 0
Lorenzo Cain grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Alex Gordon scored, Johnny Giavotella out at second
KC 4 - SEA 0
Top 6th: Kansas City
Johnny Giavotella grounded into fielder's choice, Billy Butler scored, Salvador Pérez out at second
KC 5 - SEA 0
Top 8th: Kansas City
Lorenzo Cain singled to shortstop, Salvador Pérez scored, Alex Gordon to second
KC 6 - SEA 0
Bottom 8th: Seattle
James Jones doubled to shallow right, Brad Miller to third, Brad Miller scored, James Jones to third on right fielder Nori Aoki's fielding error
KC 6 - SEA 1

Pitching Details

Batting

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Nori AokiRF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .284
Eric Hosmer1B 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .326
Billy ButlerDH 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 .236
Salvador PérezC 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260
Brett HayesC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Alex GordonLF 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257
Johnny Giavotella2B 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 .250
Lorenzo CainCF 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .351
Mike Moustakas3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .142
Alcides EscobarSS 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 .273
Totals 39 6 16 4 0 1 2 1 21
Batting
S - N Aoki
SF - E Hosmer
RBI - E Hosmer (18), B Butler (14), J Giavotella (2), L Cain (6)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Aoki 2, B Butler 1, J Giavotella 2
GIDP - S Perez, L Cain, M Moustakas
Team LOB - 9
Running
SB - A Escobar (11, 2nd base off B Maurer/M Zunino)
Fielding
E - N Aoki (2, field)
DP - 1 (J Giavotella-A Escobar-E Hosmer)

Seattle

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Michael SaundersCF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .235
Stefen RomeroRF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .215
James JonesPH-CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .455
Robinson Canó2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288
Corey HartDH 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .216
Justin Smoak1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .246
Willie Bloomquist3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .200
Dustin AckleyLF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .240
Mike ZuninoC 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250
Brad MillerSS 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .170
Totals 31 1 5 0 0 2 6 0 15
Batting
2B - J Jones (1, A Crow)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Cano 1, D Ackley 1
GIDP - D Ackley
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - B Miller (6, throw)
DP - 3 (B Miller-R Cano-J Smoak, B Miller-J Smoak, B Miller-R Cano-J Smoak)

Pitching

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jason Vargas(W, 3-1) 7.0 3 0 0 0 6 0 1.14 3.04
Aaron Crow 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0.86 0.00
Tim Collins 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.54 10.38

Seattle

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Brandon Maurer(L, 1-1) 7.1 14 6 4 0 0 0 1.67 6.20
Charlie Furbush 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.73 6.55
Tom Wilhelmsen 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.31 2.45
Pitching
WP - T Wilhelmsen
HBP - C Hart (by J Vargas)
Pitches-strikes - J Vargas 98-65; A Crow 19-11; T Collins 18-8; B Maurer 97-71; C Furbush 20-13; T Wilhelmsen 14-10
Ground balls-fly balls - J Vargas 11-6; A Crow 1-1; T Collins 1-0; B Maurer 17-8; C Furbush 0-2; T Wilhelmsen 1-0
Batters faced - J Vargas 25; A Crow 5; T Collins 4; B Maurer 34; C Furbush 3; T Wilhelmsen 5
Game Details
Game Time: 2:45.
Umpires: HP--Laz Diaz. 1B--Scott Barry. 2B--Jeff Nelson. 3B--Marcus Pattillo.
Weather: 54 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 0 mph, No Wind Direction.
Attendance: 20,858.