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Hochevar is dominant
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Royals 3, Mariners 1
Luke Hochevar struck out four Mariners over seven innings on Friday. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (36-57)
Lost 2
Kansas City 3, Seattle 1   KC
Kansas City (42-52)
Won 2
July 11, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 X   3 4 0
Standings thru 7/11/08  |  Recap: SEA | KC  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Royals stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF4000001.302
Lopez, 2B4010001.299
Ibanez, LF4000012.273
Vidro, DH4000001.214
Beltre, 3B4120020.259
Reed, CF4010001.259
Cairo, 1B3011012.216
Clement, C3000011.162
Betancourt, SS3010000.270
Totals33161059 

BATTING
2B: Beltre (15, Hochevar).
TB: Lopez; Beltre 3; Reed; Cairo; Betancourt.
RBI: Cairo (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vidro; Clement; Cairo; Ibanez.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lopez (4, 2nd base off Hochevar/Buck), Cairo (4, 2nd base off Hochevar/Buck).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF4012000.306
Aviles, M, SS4010011.296
Teahen, RF3000021.252
Butler, DH3000021.253
Grudzielanek, 2B3000000.311
Gordon, 3B3000020.250
Gload, 1B3110010.281
Buck, C2100120.251
Gathright, CF3111000.251
Totals283431103 

BATTING
2B: Aviles, M (11, Hernandez), DeJesus (14, Hernandez).
TB: DeJesus 2; Aviles, M 2; Gload; Gathright.
RBI: Gathright (16), DeJesus 2 (49).
2-out RBI: Gathright; DeJesus 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler; Aviles, M.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gload (2, 2nd base off Hernandez/Clement), DeJesus (7, 3rd base off Hernandez/Clement).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 6-6)5.04331802.95
Corcoran 1.00000003.25
Jimenez, C 2.00000201.00
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hochevar (W, 6-7)7.05110405.10
Ramirez, R (H, 13)1.01000002.82
Soria (S, 25)1.00000101.50

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.

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