Roy­als rally to beat Mariners

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS -

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bran­don Moss hit two home runs and Lorenzo Cain drove in the go-ahead run in the sev­enth in­ning as the Kansas City Roy­als beat the Seat­tle Mariners 6-4 on Thurs­day night.

The Roy­als ral­lied from deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 for their 32nd come­back vic­tory. They snapped a three-game los­ing streak.

Moss home­red in the fifth off Yo­vani Gal­lardo af­ter Mike Mous­takas had walked. That snapped a fourgame homer-less skid for the Roy­als, which matched their long­est drought of the sea­son.

Moss also home­red in eighth for his 11th ca­reer multi-homer game.

Emilio Pa­gan (0-2) took the loss, giv­ing up two runs, one un­earned, in the sev­enth. Al­cides Es­co­bar led off the in­ning with a sin­gle and Alex Gor­don moved him to sec­ond with a sac­ri­fice bunt.

Whit Mer­ri­field reached on a field­ing er­ror by first base­man Danny Va­len­cia. Cain punched a sin­gle to right to score Es­co­bar and Cabrera sin­gled home Mer­ri­field.

Ryan Buchter (1-0), the fourth of six Kansas City pitch­ers, threw one pitch to re­tire Kyle Sea­ger to end the sev­enth and picked up the vic­tory.

Kelvin Her­rera worked the ninth to log his 24th save in 27 chances. He yielded a run on Robin­son Cano's two-out sin­gle.

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