Paul Byrd went the distance on a six-hitter, leading the Kansas City Royals past the Seattle Mariners 5-1. The Royals have actually won three straight against the best team in baseball. Byrd improves to 2-4 after allowing just the one run while walking one and striking out six. Neifi Perez made his Royals debut after being acquired in the Jermaine Dye trade. He batted lead-off and started at second base, going 1-5 with a double and a run scored. Rey Sanchez started at shortstop and went 4-5 with a double and a triple, scoring a run and knocking in a run. Aaron Sele (12-2) takes the loss or Seattle.