Brian Bannister worked six scoreless innings to outpitch Jarrod Washburn and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to six games with a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
The Royals turned four double plays in front of 32,714
screeching fans and overcame some shaky moments from closer Joakim Soria to earn their eighth win in nine games overall. They have won six straight against Seattle for the first time since 1989.
The Mariners have lost four straight and eight of 11 overall
thanks to a failing offense. Ichiro Suzuki had three hits and Ken
Griffey Jr. had a pair, but the rest of the Mariners weren't so
good, combining for four hits and 11 strikeouts.