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Mariners complete series sweep of Royals

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Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler (16) is tagged out by Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller at second base after attempting to stretch a hit into a double in the third inning of a game at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fernando Rodney was good for another dozen pitches and the Seattle Mariners were good for a sweep.

Rodney, working for the fourth straight day, earned his 21st save in 23 chances as the Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Rodney, who had thrown 46 pitches in the previous three days, got saves in all three games at Kansas City. He last got into four consecutive games on May 27-30, 2013, for Tampa Bay.

"It was no problem," Rodney said. "I said I feel ready. I got warmed up and felt ...


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