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MLB: Kansas City 4, Seattle 2

SEATTLE, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Felipe Paulino twirled seven strong innings and Eric Hosmer socked a two-run homer Saturday, elevating Kansas City to a 4-2 win over Seattle.

Paulino (3-6) allowed only two hits, didn't issue a walk and struck out 11 Mariners in a dominating performance that gave the Royals their first win in a four-game set in Seattle.

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Greg Holland hurled a scoreless eighth and Joakim Soria notched his 27th save to wrap up the victory for the Royals.

Hosmer's blast capped a three-run first inning and Jeff Francoeur added a solo shot in the ninth for Kansas City.

Seattle's Michael Pineda (9-10) absorbed the loss, yielding three runs on five hits over eight innings.

Mike Carp and Justin Smoak clubbed solo homers for the Mariners.

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