Felix Wins #13, Mariners Beat Royals

Seattle MarinersMike Sweeney

Fill-in Josh Wilson had his first three-RBI gamein more than two years, and former Royals All-Star Mike Sweeneyburned his old team with a hustle play to score one of his two runsin the Seattle Mariners' 6-3 victory over Kansas City on Fridaynight.

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was far from sharp, throwingfirst-pitch strikes to only 11 of the 27 batters he faced in sevenso-so innings.

Yet Hernandez (13-5) allowed the lowly Royals just five hits andthree runs. He walked one and struck out six in his first win sinceAug. 1, following three no-decisions and a loss.

Sean White pitched a perfect eighth. David Aardsma allowed aleadoff single in the ninth before finishing for his 31st save in35 chances to keep Seattle 7½ games behind front-running Boston inthe AL wild-card race.

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