Zunino's HR Lifts M's to Sweep of Royals - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Zunino's HR Lifts M's to Sweep of Royals

Lloyd McClendon was introduced as the Mariners new manager on Thursday. Lloyd McClendon was introduced as the Mariners new manager on Thursday.
 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Rookie Roenis Elias pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Mike Zunino homered and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
    
Elias (7-5), a 25-year-old left-hander from Cuba, limited the Royals to one run and five singles over 6 2-3 innings. He struck out five, walked two and improved to 4-1 in June.
    
Zunino hit his ninth home run, tops among AL catchers. He connected off Yordano Ventura (5-6) leading off the seventh to break a 1-all tie.
    
Fernando Rodney, pitching for the fourth straight day, earned his 21st save in 23 chances.
    
Kansas City has lost four straight.



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