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Yordano Ventura had the audacity to not be perfect and the Royals fall to the Mariners 3-1.

Otto Greule Jr

With one out in the top of the third, Mike Moustakas (he doesn't usually hit the ball, but when he does, he hits for extra bases) tripled and was subsequently driven in by an Alcides Escobar sacrifice fly to give the Royals a 1-0 lead.  With that one sentence, you have the entirety of the Kansas City offensive effort for the evening.  One stinking run.

The Royals were bedeviled by journeyman Chris Young, who had pretty much pitched his way out of baseball six weeks ago.  Young walked no one, allowed just two additional hits (singles, of course) and cruised through eight innings on 93 pitches (two-thirds of those strikes).

Tonight was not Yordano Ventura's best night.  The 22 year old gave up a two run homer to Justin Smoak in the fourth a solo shot to Dustin Ackley to account for all three of Seattle's runs.  Ventura struck out only three, walked four and allowed four other hits as well, but pitched well enough to give his team...well not THIS team...but most teams a chance to win.

The Royals go for a series split and a winning road trip on Sunday.

A three paragraph game recap?  Consider it a similar effort as to what was put forth by the Royals' hitters Saturday night.