Luke Hochevar struck out four Mariners over seven innings on Friday. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
Luke Hochevar, who gave the Royals' starters their first win since June 27, kept the Mariners off balance throughout his seven frames. David DeJesus drove in two and Joey Gathright also drove in a run in the victory.
WP: Hernandez. Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 83-56, Corcoran 8-5, Jimenez, C 23-15, Hochevar 92-59, Ramirez, R 10-7, Soria 11-8. Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 5-2, Corcoran 3-0, Jimenez, C 3-1, Hochevar 8-9, Ramirez, R 2-1, Soria 2-0. Batters faced: Hernandez 20, Corcoran 3, Jimenez, C 6, Hochevar 26, Ramirez, R 4, Soria 3. Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Jerry Meals. Weather: 89 degrees, clear. Wind: 16 mph, R to L. T: 2:14. Att: 25,345.
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