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Can Carlos Silva Win? It's Mariners Game #149

Carlos Silva is back, trying to win his second game since April and his fifth of the season against 14 losses.

He got a little break in the first inning. Down 1-0 with a runner on second base, Mark Teahan singled home a second run. It was negated a moment later when the Mariners appealed - Ryan Shealy had missed third base.

Into the second, the Mariners have gone six up, six down.

Royals 1, Mariners 0 ...

Mariners are hurrying to and from the plate, but the Royals got three consecutive singles against Silva in the fourth inning.

It's the curse of the sinker specialist - two ground balls got through the infield, a opposite-field pop fly fell fo a a hit and there's a run

Seattle batters have yet to reach base.

Royals 2, Mariners 0 ...

The Mariners are a middle-of-the-pack team when it comes to grounding into double plays, but they are the best at absolutely gutting promising rallies with them.

They got a couple of hits in the sixth to put runners at first and third base and were threatening when Yuniesky Betancourt grounded into a double play.

It's no one player, but the Mariners do seem to have an uncanny ability to stop themselves. That's a league-leading 57 double plays with runners in scoring position.

Royals 2, Mariners 0 ...

Weird seventh inning: Alex Gordon singldd and Albert Callaspo doubled - but Ichiro threw Gordon out trying to score.

Callaspo ended up at third base on the play, and scored on an infield single when Betancour and rookie Luis Valbuena collided trying to field the ball.

Royals 3, Mariners 0 ...