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Mariners sink Kansas City's playoff hopes

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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana delivers to the plate during Wednesday night's Major League Baseball game in Seattle, won by Mariners 6-0.

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SEATTLE — Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight scoreless innings and Mike Zunino homered twice to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 6-0 win against Kansas City, ending the Royals' playoff hopes on Wednesday night.

The Royals entered Wednesday four games behind Cleveland for the second wild-card berth with five games to play.

All three teams ahead of Kansas City in the wild-card hunt — Tampa Bay, Cleveland and Texas — won on Wednesday, and the Royals needed a victory to keep their slim hopes alive. Iwakuma made sure they didn't get one.

Ervin Santana (9-10) matched Iwakuma and kept the Mariners scoreless for ...


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