The Seattle Mariners are in Kansas City for a three-game set against the leaders in the American League schedule.
Kyle Seager had four hits and three RBIs for Seattle; Dustin Ackley and Brad Miller also drove in a run
Derek Jeter and Jacoby Ellsbury came through in the late innings to give the New York Yankees a 3-2 win.
Hisashi Iwakuma combined with two relievers on a six-hit shutout and the streaking Seattle Mariners beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep.
Despite dropping two consecutive series (Tampa Bay and Minnesota), the Mariners do have something going for them: the emergence of rookie outfielder James Jones.
David Price gave up just one run and he still walked off the field in the eighth inning in line for the loss
1090 The Fan breaks down the three-game series between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Seattle got to the Kansas City left-hander Danny Duffy for a run in the third inning and that was all the Mariners needed in a tidy 1-0 victory over the Royals on Thursday night.
The Seattle Mariners visit the Houston Astros for a three-game weekend set at Minute Maid Park.
James Paxton was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a strained muscle on the left side of his back. The move was made after an MRI earlier in the day confirmed the original diagnosis of a strained latissimus dorsi muscle.