Mariners 2, Royals 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dustin Ackley drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out, ninth-inning single for the Mariners. Ackley's single to right on a 2-and-2 count scored Kyle Seager, who doubled with two outs to start the winning rally. Seager moved to third on Stefen Romero's infield single ahead of Ackley, who improved to 5-for-10 off Jason Vargas. After retiring the first dozen Royals, Chris Young yielded Alex Gordon's homer leading off the fifth to tie it at 1.