Salvador Perez drove in Mike Moustakas with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals survived after blowing a three-run lead to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Tuesday night. Billy Butler had just grounded into a double play against Seattle reliever Yoervis Medina (4-4) when Moustakas legged out a double to center in the eighth. Perez followed with a single to left, and Moustakas had just enough time for a headfirst slide ahead of Endy Chavez's throw to home. Luke Hochevar (4-2) got two outs earlier in the eighth to leave runners stranded on second and third, and Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his 31st straight save and 38th on the year.
Mariners add 6 players from Triple-A Tacoma
The Seattle Mariners have reached out for six players from Triple-A Tacoma, including right-hander Erasmo Ramirez, who was scheduled to start Tuesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals. The Mariners also recalled right-handers Chance Ruffin and Hector Noesi and infielder Carlos Triunfel, and selected the contract of left-hander James Paxton, from their top minor league affiliate. Seattle also added Triple-A hitting coach Howard Johnson to its staff for September. Ramirez had made eight starts and nine appearances heading into the Royals game, while Noesi and Triunfel have also appeared in several games for Seattle. Ruffin hasn't been in the major leagues since 2011, and Paxton will be making his big league debut with his first appearance. Johnson is completing his first season as a coach with the Mariners.
September 4, 2013