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Mariners Fall to Royals, 2-1

Kansas City took the lead in the second, via a bunch of annoying singles.

Russell Branyan pulled one back in the fourth with a solo home run to center field.

Seattle found themselves with Chone Figgins on second after a single and a sacrifice bunt by Casey Kotchman, but Branyan and Franklin Gutierrez both struck out, leaving the Mariners once again unable to score.

Other than that, this was an extremely boring game. David Pauley lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up five hits, three walks and both runs. Sean White came in for no discernible reason and went 2 1/3 innings before giving way to Garrett Olson, who faced one batter before David Aardsma came in for the ninth.