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Royals Get Past Mariners

Associated Press - September 3, 2013 10:04 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Salvador Perez drove in Mike Moustakas with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals survived after blowing a three run lead to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Tuesday night.

Billy Butler had just grounded into a double play against Seattle reliever Yoervis Medina (4-4) when Moustakas legged out a double to center in the eighth. Perez followed with a single to left, and Moustakas had just enough time for a head first slide ahead of Endy Chavez’s throw home.

Luke Hochevar (4-2) got two outs earlier in the eighth to leave runners stranded on second and third, and Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his 31st straight save and 38th on the year.

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