The Royals got started early on Tuesday, when they batted around in the first inning to hang six runs on Mariners starter Ryan Feierabend. Designated hitter Billy Butler did most of the damage, collecting a career-high six RBIs on his tater in the first and his double in the second. He also added a single in the seventh.
WP: Davis. Balk: Davis 2. HBP: Teahen (by Feierabend), Gordon (by Davis), LaRue (by Rowland-Smith). Pitches-strikes: Feierabend 61-35, Davis 72-41, Rowland-Smith 41-27, De La Rosa 95-61, Musser 21-14. Ground outs-fly outs: Feierabend 1-3, Davis 6-5, Rowland-Smith 1-4, De La Rosa 8-11, Musser 1-5. Batters faced: Feierabend 15, Davis 23, Rowland-Smith 11, De La Rosa 28, Musser 9. Inherited runners-scored: Davis 1-1, Rowland-Smith 1-0. Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Alfonso Marquez. Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 6 mph, R to L. T: 2:51. Att: 28,140.
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner