Post-Game Notes

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS 6 (83-73), SEATTLE MARINERS 5 (68-89) (12)
Monday, September 23, 2013  Safeco Field
FINAL 1 Kansas City 0 Royals 0 Seattle Mariners First Pitch: 7:11 pm 2 0 3 0 4 2 5 0 0 6 0 7 0 8 3 9 0 10 0 0 11 0 0 12 1 0 R 6 5 H 11 E 2 LOB 8

0 0 0 Time of Game: 4:12

1 2 2 0 Temp: 60°/ calm winds

6 2 10 Attendance: 12,790

WP: Wade Davis (8-11, 5.40) LP: Lucas Luetge (1-3, 4.75) SV: Greg Holland (45)
HOME RUNS: Franklin Gutierrez (SEA) Michael Saunders (SEA) PITCHING LINES: KANSAS CITY Yordano Ventura Will Smith Tim Collins Luke Hochevar Francisley Bueno Wade Davis (W) Greg Holland (SV) SEATTLE Brandon Maurer Charlie Furbush Tom Wilhelmsen Danny Farquhar Oliver Perez Chance Ruffin Lucas Luetge (L) NO. 9 11 PITCHER Luke Hochevar Luke Hochevar INN. 8 8 MOB 0 0 OUT 1 1 COUNT 1-2 1-0 DISTANCE/FIELD 395/LF 385/RF

IP 5.2 0.2 0.2 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 IP 7.0 0.2 0.1 1.0 0.2 1.1 1.0

H 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 H 4 3 1 1 0 1 1

R 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 R 2 3 0 0 0 0 1

ER 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 ER 1 3 0 0 0 0 1

BB-I 3-0 2-0 1-0 0-0 2-1 1-0 2-0 BB-I 1-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-0

SO 6 1 1 2 0 1 2 SO 6 0 1 1 2 1 0

HR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 HR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 WP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PITCHES/STRIKES 81/53 18/7 20/11 22/15 16/6 28/14 27/12 PITCHES/STRIKES 95/61 16/13 16/7 20/8 15/13 17/11 17/5

ROYALS NOTES:  The Royals recorded their 83rd win of the season, their most since 2003 when they finished 83-79.  The Royals are now 11-58 when trailing after 7 innings.  Greg Holland recorded his 45th save of the season, which ties him for the most saves in franchise history in a single season (Dan Quisenberry, 1983, and Jeff Montgomery, 1993).  Salvador Perez (3x6, 2B, 2 RBI) recorded his 11th game-winning RBI of the season, which puts him in a tie with Alex Gordon for the team lead.  Yordano Ventura took a no-decision, allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits with 6 strikeouts and 3 walks in 5.2 innings. o Allowed 2 hits, becoming the 7th Royals pitcher in franchise history to allow 2 hits or fewer in one of the first two starts of a career (4th such pitcher to allow 2 or fewer hits in a start of 3.0 or more innings). o Recorded a career-high 6 strikeouts. o Allowed just 5 baserunners (3 walks, 2 hits) in 5.2 innings pitched.  Eric Hosmer (1x6, 2 R, RBI) extended his hitting streak to 7 games, since 9/16, batting .300 (9x30), with 5 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 3 RBI, and 2 walks.  Billy Butler (1x3, RBI, BB) is batting .450 (9x20), with 2 runs and 4 RBI in 5 games vs. the Mariners this season…is batting .349 (60x172) with 8 home runs and 37 RBI in his career vs. Seattle.  Alex Gordon (2x4, 2 R, IBB, BB) broke an 0-for-15 slump with a single in the 6th inning.  Luke Hochevar allowed 2 home runs in 1.0 innings after allowing 6 HR in his previous 67.1 innings this season. MARINERS NOTES:  The Mariners played their 21st extra-inning game of the season, which ties the franchise record of most extra-innings games in a single season (also 1982).  The Mariners hit back-to-back home runs (Gutierrez and Saunders, 8th inning) for the 6th time this season (last: 7/1 vs. LAA, Ibanez and Morales, 7th inning). NEXT GAME Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners – Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm PT (ROOT Sports) LHP Bruce Chen (8-3, 3.13) vs. LHP James Paxton (2-0, 2.12)

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Brandon Maurer took a no-decision, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk in 7.0 innings. o Pitched a career-high 7.0 innings (previous: 6.2, 4/20 at TEX). o Recorded his 2nd start this season in which he allowed 1 earned run or fewer (also: 4/25 vs. LAA). o Recorded his 2nd start this season in which he allowed 4 hits or fewer (also: 4/20 at TEX). o Recorded his 5th quality start of the season. Michael Saunders (1x2, R, HR, RBI, IBB) hit his first home run since August 3 at Baltimore, when he hit 2 home runs. Franklin Gutierrez (1x3, R, HR, RBI) has hit 9 home runs in 39 games (138 plate appearances) this season. Abraham Almonte (1x5, RBI, BB) has reached base safely in all 17 games with a plate appearance to begin his MLB career…has hit safely in 15 of his 17 games with an official at-bat (walks in the other 2 games). Raul Ibanez (1x3) has hit safely in 5 of his past 6 games, since 9/16, batting .286 (6x21), with 3 runs scored, 1 double, 2 home runs, 3 RBI, and 4 walks during that span. o Is batting .500 (6x12), with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run, and 1 RBI in 4 games vs. the Royals this season.

Post-Game Quotes
ROYALS MANAGER NED YOST: You showed your resilience once again… “It was a night where Ventura – wow – what an exhibition he put on out there. Him and Wade Davis were sharp. Everybody else wasn’t real sharp tonight, but we got through it. Holland got his franchise-tying 45th save. He had to work real hard to do it, but he did it. Clutch hitting by Salvador Perez. Nice win.” Salvador Perez had two big clutch hits… “Yeah, Salvador’s been doing a nice job of picking us up offensively here lately.”

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