SEATTLE -- The Royals looked a lot more like themselves on Sunday, snapping a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field that allowed them to head home with one victory from an otherwise dreary West Coast swing while slowing down hot Seattle in the process.
It was a typical Kansas City victory blueprint, with five effective innings from starter Ian Kennedy (one run on four hits and six strikeouts), good bullpen work (Danny Duffy, Joakim Soria, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis pitched innings 6-9), solid defense and timely hits.
Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com and covered the Royals on Sunday. Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB.
Jim Hoehn is contributor to MLB.com and covered the Mariners on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.