Royals 3, Mariners 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Felix Hernandez lost his fourth straight start for the Mariners, and Will Smith struck out a career-high eight to lead the Royals. Hernandez, who was 0-3 with a 9.64 ERA in his previous three starts, hadn't lost four in a row since 2008. The right-hander left in the seventh inning with a cramp in his lower back. His next scheduled start is Saturday against the Rays in Seattle. Smith pitched 41/3 shutout innings in relief of Danny Duffy and had five three-pitch strikeouts.