Gordon Has Three Hits, KC Beats Mariners
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon added three hits to his league-leading total and drove in two runs and Sean O'Sullivan out-pitched Felix Hernandez, leading Kansas City past the Seattle Mariners 7-0 Saturday.
Mike Aviles had two hits and three RBIs as the Royals beat the Mariners for the third straight day and handed them their 11th loss in 13 games.
O'Sullivan (1-1) threw five shutout innings in his first start of the year. He allowed five hits and two walks, striking out four. He was helped by shortstop Alcides Escobar's run-saving defensive play on a hard-hit grounder by Ichiro Suzuki, who was 0 for 5 and had his Kauffman Stadium hitting streak stopped at 16 games.
Only two of the five runs charged against Hernandez (1-2) were earned.