Seattle Mariners Lose High Scoring Series Finale To Kansas City


Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

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!



Kansas City

Norichika AokiRF501100200.273
Eric Hosmer1B512000203.320
Billy ButlerDH501000202.242
Danny Valencia3B422001103.275
Alex GordonLF423001002.266
Lorenzo CainCF410100104.313
Johnny Giavotella2B321311103.214
Alcides EscobarSS412410000.276
Brett HayesC400000202.000


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


E – J Giavotella (1, field)

DP – 2 (E Hosmer-A Escobar, L Coleman-J Giavotella-E Hosmer)


James JonesCF511000101.389
Brad MillerSS501200001.165
Robinson Canó2B401000003.295
Corey HartDH401100001.218
Justin Smoak1B311001000.248
Kyle Seager3B411210202.240
Dustin AckleyLF423220100.264
Stefen RomeroRF211000000.217
Michael SaundersPH100000101.220
Cole GillespieRF000000000.167
Mike ZuninoC411000101.250


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


Picked Off – B Miller (1st base, J Guthrie)


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)


Kansas City

Jeremy Guthrie4.28770231.264.80
Kelvin Herrera0.10001001.151.56
Louis Coleman(W, 1-0)1.01000101.645.73
Aaron Crow(HLD, 4)1.01000000.870.00
Wade Davis(HLD, 6)1.01000201.102.20
Greg Holland(SV, 9)1.00000101.002.57


Roenis Elías5.09531511.383.50
Dominic Leone(HLD, 3)1.00000201.331.80
Danny Farquhar(L, 1-1)(BS, 1)1.02442111.323.20
Joe Beimel1.00000101.232.77
Yoervis Medina1.01000201.503.94

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.