Mariners 9, Royals 7
In the first doubleheader at Safeco Field, which opened in 1999, Seattle overcame a 4-0 deficit for the second straight game, chasing Royals starter Darrell May (9-15) with a three-run fifth capped by Jacobsen’s two-run double off the right-field wall.
Joe Randa’s two-run homer off Clint Nageotte put the Royals ahead in the first, and Angel Berroa hit a two-run single in the second, the first RBIs for the AL Rookie of the Year since he was recalled from Double-A Wichita on Aug 3.
Edgar Martinez tied the score with a run-scoring infield single in the fifth ahead of Jacobsen’s double.
Nageotte left after three innings with spasms in the lower left side of his back. He gave up four runs—all earned—and five hits. ay allowed six runs and nine hits in 4 1-3 innings. He has lost three straight starts, giving up 20 earned runs in 9 1-3 innings, a 19.29 ERA
The previous doubleheader at Seattle took place Aug. 30, 1986, a split against the New York Yankees at the Kingdome. … Jacobsen has nine homers, the most by a Mariners rookie since Jose Cruz Jr. had 12 in 1997.