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Mariners score late to beat Royals


Seattle Mariners' James Jones beats the tag by Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, left, to steal second during a game on Friday in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brad Miller stepped to the plate against one of baseball's best closers in the ninth inning of a tied game, a sellout crowd rooting for him to fail.

Miller silenced them all with one swing of the bat.

The Seattle shortstop pounded a pitch from the Royals' Greg Holland just inside the right-field foul pole, his homer breaking a 5-all tie and helping the Mariners to a 7-5 victory Friday night.

"That was honestly one of the best baseball games I've been a part of," Miller said with a grin. "They're one of the ...

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