Late homers lift K.C. over Mariners
The Seattle Mariners took a lead into the eighth inning Monday night, but it quickly went away.
Jorge Soler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth and Martin Maldonado added a solo shot in the ninth as Kansas City beat the Mariners 6-4 at T-Mobile Park.
The Mariners (31-45) were coming off a 5-4 road trip. They led 4-3, thanks to a three-run homer by Tom Murphy off Royals starter Danny Duffy.
But, Soler hit his 19th homer off Anthony Bass to put K.C. up 5-4, and Maldonado homered off Gerson Bautista for the insurance run.
The loss spoiled a fine outing by Tommy Milone, who took over from opener Tayler Scott. Scott gave up two first-inning runs, and Milone went 6.1 innings and gave up three hits and one run while striking out six and walking none.
After Duffy departed, the Mariners managed only three hits while striking out eight times in four innings off three K.C. relievers.
The Royals, who moved to 24-48, had lost nine consecutive games to Seattle.
The teams play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with Yusei Kikuchi (3-4, 4.78) pitching for Seattle opposite Homer Bailey (5-6, 5.37).