Big hits by Rodríguez, Kelenic lead Mariners past Royals 4-1

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Posted at 12:02 AM, Apr 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-23 01:02:18-04

SEATTLE — Rookie Julio Rodríguez lined a bases-loaded, two-run double, Jarred Kelenic followed with a two-run triple on the next pitch and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1.

Seattle starter Chris Flexen threw seven strong innings and the Mariners relied on one big inning to reach 5-2 on their nine-game home stand.

Salvador Perez homered in the sixth, his fifth straight game with a homer in Seattle.

That was the only run Flexen allowed as he pitched seven innings for the first time this season, scattering six hits and striking out five.