May 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella (9) celebrates with teammates after hitting a 3-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners Lose High Scoring Series Finale To Kansas City

The Seattle Mariners came back from an early 4-0 deficit to bail out Roenis Elias. But Danny Farquhar allowed four in the 7th to give the Kansas City Royals a 9-7 victory in a very odd game at Safeco Field Sunday afternoon.

Elias didn’t pitch all that bad, but one bad pitch to Alcides Escobar gave the Royals a 4-0 lead in the 2nd. He then settled down and allowed only one other run in the 4th. Two of the five runs were unearned, thanks to five fielding errors by the Mariners.

Perhaps the extra pressure got to them because their Mom’s were watching today? Perhaps it was all the pink gear? Something got the Mariners off their games defensively as four different players recorded an error.

It was the most errors by the team this season and the most since Sept. 5, 2011 against the Los Angeles Angels.

It’s really too bad, because the day could’ve ended well.

Despite the early 4-0 hole, the Mariners clawed their way back into it with a solo homer by Dustin Ackley in the 3rd, followed by a 2-RBI double by Brad Miller, snapping an 0-for-19 slump.

With the score now 5-3 Royals in the 4th, Kyle Seager and Dustin Ackley homered in back-to-back at-bats (third at-bat in a row for Ackley with a homer) to give the M’s a 6-5 lead. Corey Hart‘s RBI single in the 5th made it 7-5.

Dominic Leone pitched a perfect 6th and the wheels came off in the 7th. With Farquhar on the mound, home plate umpire Marcus Pattillo just wasn’t giving Danny the pitch calls. According to the pitch tracker, Farq had good reason to be upset.

But with two on and a run already in, Johnny Giavotella launched a three-run homer on the first pitch to put the Royals up for good.

The Mariners open a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays tonight. Happy Felix Day!

BOX SCORE

Batting

Kansas City

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Norichika AokiRF 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .273
Eric Hosmer1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 .320
Billy ButlerDH 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .242
Danny Valencia3B 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 .275
Alex GordonLF 4 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .266
Lorenzo CainCF 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 .313
Johnny Giavotella2B 3 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 3 .214
Alcides EscobarSS 4 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 .276
Brett HayesC 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .000
Totals 38 9 12 9 2 3 11 0 19
Batting
2B – E Hosmer 2 (15, R Elias, D Farquhar)
HR – J Giavotella (1, 7th inning off D Farquhar 2 on, 2 Out), A Escobar (2, 2nd inning off R Elias 3 on, 1 Out)
SF – L Cain
RBI – N Aoki (8), L Cain (7), J Giavotella 3 (5), A Escobar 4 (15)
2-out RBI – J Giavotella 3
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Valencia 2, L Cain 2
GIDP – E Hosmer, L Cain
Team LOB – 6
Fielding
E – J Giavotella (1, field)
DP – 2 (E Hosmer-A Escobar, L Coleman-J Giavotella-E Hosmer)

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
James JonesCF 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .389
Brad MillerSS 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .165
Robinson Canó2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .295
Corey HartDH 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .218
Justin Smoak1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .248
Kyle Seager3B 4 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 .240
Dustin AckleyLF 4 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 .264
Stefen RomeroRF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217
Michael SaundersPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .220
Cole GillespieRF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Mike ZuninoC 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250
Totals 36 7 11 7 3 1 6 0 10
Batting
2B – J Jones (2, J Guthrie); B Miller (5, J Guthrie)
HR – K Seager (6, 4th inning off J Guthrie 1 on, 1 Out), D Ackley 2 (4, 3rd inning off J Guthrie 0 on, 0 Out, 4th inning off J Guthrie 0 on, 1 Out)
RBI – B Miller 2 (11), C Hart (15), K Seager 2 (21), D Ackley 2 (16)
2-out RBI – C Hart
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – K Seager 1
GIDP – M Zunino
Team LOB – 4
Running
Picked Off – B Miller (1st base, J Guthrie)
Fielding
E – J Smoak (2, field); K Seager (5, field); C Gillespie (2, field 2); M Zunino (2, throw)
DP – 2 (B Miller-J Smoak, K Seager-R Cano-J Smoak)
Pitching

Kansas City

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jeremy Guthrie 4.2 8 7 7 0 2 3 1.26 4.80
Kelvin Herrera 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.15 1.56
Louis Coleman(W, 1-0) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.64 5.73
Aaron Crow(HLD, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.87 0.00
Wade Davis(HLD, 6) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.10 2.20
Greg Holland(SV, 9) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 2.57

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Roenis Elías 5.0 9 5 3 1 5 1 1.38 3.50
Dominic Leone(HLD, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.33 1.80
Danny Farquhar(L, 1-1)(BS, 1) 1.0 2 4 4 2 1 1 1.32 3.20
Joe Beimel 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.23 2.77
Yoervis Medina 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.50 3.94
HBP – S Romero (by J Guthrie)
Pitches-strikes – J Guthrie 80-48; K Herrera 10-3; L Coleman 16-12; A Crow 7-6; W Davis 21-13; G Holland 12-7; R Elias 87-61; D Leone 19-13; D Farquhar 31-18; J Beimel 15-9; Y Medina 13-10
Ground balls-fly balls – J Guthrie 5-7; K Herrera 1-0; L Coleman 2-0; A Crow 4-0; W Davis 2-0; G Holland 2-0; R Elias 10-6; D Leone 0-0; D Farquhar 0-4; J Beimel 0-1; Y Medina 1-0
Batters faced – J Guthrie 22; K Herrera 2; L Coleman 3; A Crow 4; W Davis 4; G Holland 3; R Elias 25; D Leone 3; D Farquhar 7; J Beimel 3; Y Medina 4
Game Details
Game Time: 3:01.
Umpires: HP–Marcus Pattillo. 1B–Laz Diaz. 2B–Scott Barry. 3B–Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 56 degrees, Mildly Cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to Right.
Attendance: 30,447.
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