KANSAS CITY, Mon. (AP) – Even the hottest hitter of baseball can not compete with the Seattle Mariners right now.
Mariners 6, Royals 5: Boxing Score
Mitch Haniger hit a tiebreaker Homer with two outs in the ninth inning and lifted the Mariners over the Royals 6: 5 on Wednesday night after Whit Merrifield hit his strike series on a Kansas City Had extended record 31
Merrifield's RBI motley-single finished seventh with 5 and pulled him past Hall of Famer George Brett for the Royals mark.
This brought home crowd, but Haniger emptied it two innings later, when he brought Brad Boxberger (0-2) deep into the depths and Seattle on 12-2 followed an off-season roster overhaul.
"It was a nice team win," said coach Scott Servais.
The Mariners and the Cleveland Indians of 2002 are the only teams that have been at home in each of their first 14 games since 1908. The Mariners have 34 homers who were associated with the St. Louis Cardinals 2000 during the 14 games. Seattle has scored 13 runs at least five times.
Haniger struck in front of Homer in his two thugs.
"I try to swing every club with good strokes and hit the ball hard. "He said," I had not had any great clubs before, I was confident that my time would come and I would get a good pitch and I put a good spin on it. "
– Seattle Mariners April 11, 2019
Anthony Swarzak (1: 0) drew Roenis Elias worked from base-loaded jam in ninth position for his second rescue.
Seattle's Jay Bruce, who had led the AL Homer lead with seven wins, left the game in the fourth inning with left Achilles tendon tense.
Kansas City dropped to its ninth consecutive defeat of 2-9.
Merrifield finished seventh with Terrance Gore in third, pushing the ball perfectly into the third line and squeezing his cap on one cheering crowd after scoring the first goal without a throw.
"I used to dye a lot in my youth," Merrifield said. "I could not drive the ball. These young years have paid off. "
Gore made his first start in the first division and had three hits in the game after coming up with two goals over six seasons in the Major League. His double-out double strike helped Kansas City threaten ninth place, but after Merrifield wandered deliberately and Billy Hamilton pulled off a free pass, Adalberto Mondesi appeared to finish it.
"That put a bit of pressure on us, but I thought we had some pressure in good shape," said Mariners manager Scott Servais. "Gore got the big double, but Elias did a great job all year round with all the roles we played him in. I did not know how much he would be available. But then we took the lead and he did a great job.
"They have made great defensive games against us. Gore spared her a few runs, and Merrifield made a great catch out there. We hit the ball hard but they played great defense.
Yusei Kikuchi gave up three runs and five hits through six innings for Seattle. The last 10 battles, he faced against the second of two home runs, he retired.
Jorge Soler scored the third at the 453-foot-run. Hunter Dozier also brought Kikuchi down to earth.
LONG TIME COMING
Gore was part of the Royals AL Championship in 2014 and 2015, but usually as a pinch runner. He has appeared in 67 games, but had only 20 record appearances. Last season he had his first major league hit with the Chicago Cubs. He had his first hit with the Royals earlier this season.
"I do not want to put him in a drawer as a baserunner," said manager Ned Yost. "I saw him break his cock – Alex Gordon-like work. I watch him do stroke exercises every day. He has become stronger. His swing has gotten better. As long as he works hard, I want to give him an opportunity.
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