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Royals roll past Mariners
Mariners falter in opener
Despite a harrowing ninth-inning effort, including a solo homer by Adrian Beltre, Seattle dropped a series-opening slugfest against Kansas City on Thursday. The Mariners had 15 hits in the game, including three by both Beltre and Ichiro Suzuki.
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 Ichiro's two-run blast
Royals 10, Mariners 8
First baseman Ryan Shealy had the first multi-homer game and five-RBI game of his career. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Series at a glance:
Shealy leads KC slugfest
Ryan Shealy belted a pair of long balls, driving in five runs, while Esteban German went 3-for-5, including a triple and three RBIs, to help lift Kansas City over Seattle in its series opener and lead Buddy Bell to his 100th victory as Royals manager.
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 Shealy's three-run shot
 Shealy's two-run blast
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 14, 2006
SEA
Seattle (69-77)
Lost 2
Kansas City 10, Seattle 8   KC
Kansas City (57-90)
Won 3
September 14, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 2   8 15 0
Kansas City
0 0 3 0 4 0 0 3 X   10 14 1
Standings thru 9/14/06  |  Gameday  |  Mariners Stats  |  Royals Stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF4133100.314
Beltre, 3B4133000.259
Betancourt, SS4210114.294
Ibanez, LF5020013.278
Sexson, 1B5011012.251
Perez, DH4010012.256
  b-Broussard, PH-DH1011000.296
Johjima, C5120013.299
Lopez, 2B3110100.284
Bloomquist, RF2200002.244
  a-Snelling, PH-RF1000010.297
Totals3881583616 

a-Struck out for Bloomquist in the 8th. b-Singled for Perez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Betancourt (23, Perez).
HR: Suzuki (8, 4th inning off Perez, 1 on, 1 out), Beltre (18, 9th inning off Nelson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Suzuki 6; Beltre 6; Betancourt 2; Ibanez 2; Sexson; Perez; Broussard; Johjima 2; Lopez.
RBI: Sexson (95), Suzuki 3 (41), Beltre 3 (68), Broussard (61).
2-out RBI: Sexson; Broussard.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez; Ibanez 2; Betancourt 2; Johjima.
S: Bloomquist.
SF: Beltre.
GIDP: Betancourt; Johjima.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ibanez (German at home).
DP: (Beltre-Lopez-Sexson).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF-LF5120012.295
German, DH5133001.336
Grudzielanek, 2B5130002.296
Brown, LF3211113.294
  Gathright, CF0000000.231
Shealy, 1B4225003.306
Buck, C4010000.238
  1-Phillips, PR-C0100000.240
Costa, RF3020010.276
Keppinger, 3B3100102.111
Berroa, SS3101012.228
Totals351014102415 


1-Ran for Buck in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Costa (16, Washburn), Grudzielanek (32, Washburn), DeJesus (30, Washburn), German (14, Washburn).
3B: German (4, Huber).
HR: Shealy 2 (6, 3rd inning off Washburn, 1 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Fruto, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus 3; German 6; Grudzielanek 4; Brown; Shealy 8; Buck; Costa 3.
RBI: Brown (76), Shealy 5 (30), German 3 (26), Berroa (50).
2-out RBI: Brown; Shealy 2; German 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shealy; Berroa; Grudzielanek.
S: Costa; Berroa.
GIDP: Berroa.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Perez (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Brown (Lopez at home).
DP: 2 (Keppinger-Grudzielanek, Keppinger-Grudzielanek-Shealy).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Washburn (L, 8-14)4.110661114.58
Fruto 2.22110314.67
O'Flaherty 0.11221004.70
Huber 0.21110003.38
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (W, 6-7)5.010650316.36
Dohmann (H, 6)1.01002106.49
Gobble (H, 11)0.12000004.92
Peralta (H, 16)1.20000104.50
Nelson 1.02221114.03

Perez pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: O'Flaherty.
IBB: Keppinger (by O'Flaherty), Suzuki (by Dohmann).
Pitches-strikes: Washburn 79-47, Fruto 38-23, O'Flaherty 11-5, Huber 13-8, Perez 92-59, Dohmann 21-12, Gobble 8-6, Peralta 15-9, Nelson 33-18.
Ground outs-fly outs: Washburn 7-4, Fruto 2-3, O'Flaherty 1-0, Huber 3-0, Perez 4-8, Dohmann 1-0, Gobble 0-1, Peralta 3-1, Nelson 0-2.
Batters faced: Washburn 22, Fruto 10, O'Flaherty 3, Huber 4, Perez 25, Dohmann 5, Gobble 3, Peralta 4, Nelson 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Fruto 2-2, Huber 2-2, Dohmann 1-1, Peralta 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Travis Reininger. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 3:01.
Att: 8,839.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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