Mariners finish first half of season a game over the .500 mark
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Robinson Cano and Adam Lind homered in a five-run seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners held off the Kansas City Royals 8-5 on Sunday.
Cano’s two-run shot to deep right field for his 21st home run of the season extended the Mariners‘ lead to 5-0. Lind hit a three-run shot, his 13th, a few batters later.
The Mariners scored five runs over the final three innings, pulling within three on Alex Gordon’s homer leading off the ninth.
Mike Montgomery (3-3) pitched 6 1/3 strong innings, giving up one run and five hits, in his first start of the season.
Dillion Gee (3-3) struggled early and picked up the loss for the Royals, giving up three runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings.