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Royals avoid sweep by Mariners

The Kansas City Royals scored five runs in the first inning Thursday to help them defeat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City won the game as a -110 pick'em, while the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).

Billy Butler led the Royals with a three-run homer. Bruce Chen scattered 10 hits and two runs over 6 2-3 innings for the win.

Adrian Beltre went 4-for-4 at the plate with a run scored, and Jason Vargas allowed nine hits and eight runs over seven innings in the loss.