Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - John Jaso homered in the first inning and
knocked in four runs, and Mike Carp also went deep in Seattle's 6-1 victory
over Kansas City.
Blake Beavan (6-6) allowed four hits and a run and fanned six to win his third
The Mariners, who moved to 5-1 against the Royals this season, have captured
five of their last seven overall. Seattle clinched winning the season series
against Kansas City for the first time since 2007.
Jeremy Guthrie (0-2), who was traded on July 20 from Colorado, continued his
struggles. The right-hander allowed 11 hits and six runs over 5 1/3 innings.
He has dropped his last eight decisions and hasn't won since May 31 versus
Houston. Guthrie is 3-11 overall in 2012.
Salvador Perez drove in the lone run for the Royals, who lost for the fifth
time in six tries.
Michael Saunders and Jesus Montero singled with one out in the first prior to
Jaso's fifth homer of the year, a blast to right for a 3-0 lead.
Perez's sacrifice fly plate Billy Butler in the second, but the Mariners
scored twice in the bottom half, one on a Dustin Ackley double and another on
Jaso's sac fly.
Carp led off the home sixth with his fifth round-tripper of the year, to
Beavan escaped a jam in the fifth. With men on first and second and two down,
Chris Getz flied out to left.
Lucas Luetge worked out of trouble in the seventh by retiring Eric Hosmer on a
grounder to strand a pair of runners.
Beavan is 3-0 in three lifetime games against the Royals...Randy Johnson and
Dan Wilson will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame in a pregame
ceremony on Saturday...Seattle took three of four from the Royals in Kansas
City last week...Bruce Chen pitches for KC on Saturday, with Kevin Millwood
going for the Mariners in the third portion of the four-game series.
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