MLB: Seattle 7, Kansas City 6

Aug. 5, 2009 at 12:52 AM
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Jose Lopez and Russell Branyan each had two RBI for Seattle in the Mariners' 7-6 win over the Kansas City Royals Tuesday.

Branyan drove in the go-ahead run with a base hit in the seventh, and Ichiro Suzuki and Ken Griffey Jr. drove in a run apiece.

Branyan broke a 6-6 tie with a bouncer up the middle with runners at the corners off Ron Mahay, who had come in to relieve Jamey Wright (1-4).

Shawn Kelley (3-1) picked up the win in relief, and David Aardsma earned his 26th save with a scoreless ninth.

Seattle scored twice in the sixth to take a 6-5 lead, but Kansas City tied it in the bottom half of the inning on a Yuniesky Betancourt RBI double. Betancourt also drove in a run in the fourth with a triple.

Wright, who gave up a run on two hits in an inning's relief, took the loss for the Royals.

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