Rookie Jarred Kelenic homered, doubled twice and wrapped up his spectacular assortment, foremost the Seattle Mariners over the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Sunday.

Kelenic furthermore walked and scored twice because of the Mariners remained 4 video video video games behind Toronto for the second AL wild-card spot.

“As a team, we swung the bat really well,” Kelenic talked about. (*2*)


Kelenic, who entered the season as one in all many extreme minor league prospects in baseball, went 5 for 9 with three residence runs, two doubles, three walks and 7 RBIs all through the three-game assortment.

“A nice job all the way around,” Seattle supervisor Scott Servais talked about. “The key to the game was early in the game. It’s a hot day here. Your starting pitcher comes out and takes control and sets the tempo.

“The offense was on extreme of it. It’s not merely the primary inning. We saved mounted strain on them. We wished to win this assortment. We gained this assortment. We’ll head to Oakland and see what occurs there.(*2*)I felt fairly good,” Gilbert said. “I felt like I’d work every think about there. It was actually scorching. I used to be attempting to simply pressure contact and get appropriate after them. With our security, factors often go correctly throughout the event that they put the ball in play if it’s not arduous contact.”

The Royals were ensured their fifth straight losing season. They won the 2015 World Series, went 81-81 the next year and haven’t finished above .500 since the

Royals star Salvador Perez, who came into the game tied with Jose Abreu with 113 RBIs and second in home runs with 45, was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

Jackson Kowar (0-4) struggled again, giving up five runs on seven hits in four innings. He walked three and struck out three.

“He merely had hassle getting into into any rhythm,” manager Mike Matheny said. “We’re usually speaking about fastball command, nonetheless at lot of occasions he has the security net with the changeup. He had hassle discovering it all through the zone too. He didn’t have a strike pitch to go to.”

The Mariners jumped on Kowar early, although as was the case this entire assortment, they left runs on the desk.

Ty France began it with a one-out double and back-to-back walks to Abraham Toro and Mitch Haniger loaded the bases. Kelenic lined a two-run double off the wall in appropriate heart, nonetheless Kowar labored spherical additional hassle.

The Mariners added one totally different run on an RBI single by France.

Kelenic led off the third with a 420-foot residence run to appropriate heart. One out later, Jake Bauers hit a 460-foot residence run.

The Mariners acquired one totally different run all through the fifth on a single by Dylan Moore that drove in Kelenic. Haniger homered all through the ninth.

Whit Merrifield doubled all through the Kansas City sixth and scored on a single by Nicky Lopez.


The Mariners play at Oakland on Monday evening. LHP Tyler Anderson (1-1, 3.67 ERA) will get the beginning for Seattle.

The Royals head to Cleveland for a doubleheader in opposition to the Indians. RHP Brady Singer (4-10, 4.85 ERA) will begin the primary sport in opposition to RHP Triston McKenzie (5-6, 4.28 ERA). Neither membership has launched a starter for the nightcap.