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Ackley scores run in ninth inning for Mariners to edge Royals

Seattle Mariners’ Stefen Romero is chased down by Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar as he is caught off base between third and home during the ninth inning of a game on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost goes to the mound, the pitcher normally goes to the clubhouse to start icing his arm.
Yost visited Jason Vargas on the mound in the ninth inning after Kyle Seager’s two-out double, but opted to leave him in the game.
Two batters later Dustin Ackley singled home Seager with the go-ahead run as the Seattle Mariners beat the Royals 2-1.
“Vargas said, ‘I’m in great shape. I can get us through this inning,’ “ Yost said.
He could not. After Stefen Romero’s infield bad hop single, which second ...

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