Royals Pile Up 16 Singles In Beating Mariners
Associated Press - May 10, 2014 12:17 am
The Kansas City Royals opted to stand pat as baseball's non-waiver trade deadline passed Thursday, even as several other teams pulled off splashy moves.
SEATTLE (AP) – Jason Vargas allowed three hits over seven innings and the Kansas Royals had 16 hits – all singles – in a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners Friday night.
Vargas (3-1), who pitched for the Mariners for four seasons, struck out six without a walk. He is 3-1 with a 1.59 ERA in four career starts against his former team.
It also was the first road victory for Vargas, who signed a four year free agent deal with the Royals in November.
Salvador Perez, Eric Gordon and Eric Hosmer had three hits each for the Royals while Nori Aoki and Lorenzo Cain had two each.
The Mariners have scored two runs and had 10 hits over the past three games.