KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Mark Teahen had three hits and drove in
three runs, and Sidney Ponson made a strong case to stay in the
rotation with 7 1-3 solid innings to help the Kansas City Royals
beat the Seattle Mariners 9-1 Wednesday night.
The Royals won their fifth straight, turning the matchup between
surprising division leaders into a rout early. They battered Carlos
Silva (1-3) and got 17 hits against a Mariners staff that had the
AL's second-lowest ERA.
Mike Jacobs, who had three RBIs, and Billy Butler each had three
hits as Kansas City won for the seventh time in eight games.
Seattle star Ken Griffey Jr. returned the lineup and doubled in
his first at-bat after missing three games with stomach pain.
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