Mariners 3, Royals 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hisashi Iwakuma pitched into the seventh, allowing only one run to pace the Mariners. Iwakuma gave up five hits and three walks over 6⅔ innings, striking out six. Steve Cishek, who blew the save in the series opener, allowed Salvador Perez's homer in the ninth before finishing off the inning. It was his 21st save of the season. Royals starter Yordano Ventura was nearly as stingy, giving up only a sacrifice fly to Ketel Marte in the fifth, before allowing two runs to score in the seventh on a wild pitch.