The Royals return home didn’t go exactly as planned. The Mariners pounded out 20 hits in a 16-3 drilling of Kansas City. Ichiro went 4-for-4 with a career-high five RBI. Bret Boone hit two home runs for the Mariners. Former Royal Raul Ibanez went 5-for-5 with four runs scored. Seattle ran out to a 9-1 lead after three innings, and never looked back. Royals starter Darrell May didn’t make it out of the third inning. The Mariners tagged May for nine runs in two innings. Royals outfielder David DeJesus went 0-for-5, snapping his hitting streak at 15 games.
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