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Ramirez, homers lead way
Mariners 7, Royals 4
Kenji Johjima rounds the bases after his homer in the seventh inning. (Kevin P. Casey/AP)
 Lopez's solo homer in the fifth
 Johjima's solo shot
Mariners right-hander Horacio Ramirez allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings while Jose Lopez and Kenji Johjima hit solo homers to help Seattle to a series-opening win over the Royals. Adrian Beltre added three RBIs and J.J. Putz picked up his third save.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 27, 2007
KC
Kansas City (7-16)
Lost 2
Seattle 7, Kansas City 4   SEA
Seattle (9-9)
Won 4
April 27, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0   4 10 2
Seattle
0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 X   7 13 1
Standings thru 4/27/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Mariners Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF5130010.330
Grudzielanek, 2B4011002.262
Sanders, RF3010202.357
Sweeney, DH4000004.258
Brown, LF5130005.190
Shealy, 1B3000105.096
Gordon, 3B3100113.153
LaRue, C3000011.111
  a-Gload, PH1113000.255
  Buck, C0000000.349
Pena, SS4010010.207
Totals3541044422 

a-Homered for LaRue in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: DeJesus (5, Ramirez).
HR: Gload (2, 8th inning off Reitsma, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus 4; Grudzielanek; Sanders; Brown 3; Gload 4; Pena.
RBI: Grudzielanek (11), Gload 3 (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shealy 2; Grudzielanek; Gordon; LaRue.
GIDP: Sweeney; Brown.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Gordon (4, throw), Pena (5, throw).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, CF4120100.315
Beltre, 3B5023011.247
Vidro, DH4110103.316
Ibanez, LF4020003.239
Sexson, 1B4000015.148
Guillen, RF4021002.233
  1-Ellison, PR-RF0100000.500
Johjima, C4111013.347
Betancourt, SS4000002.220
Lopez, 2B4332000.310
Totals3771372319 


1-Ran for Guillen in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ibanez (3, De La Rosa), Guillen (3, Riske).
HR: Lopez (3, 5th inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 1 out), Johjima (2, 7th inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Suzuki 2; Beltre 2; Vidro; Ibanez 3; Guillen 3; Johjima 4; Lopez 6.
RBI: Guillen (5), Lopez 2 (8), Johjima (4), Beltre 3 (15).
2-out RBI: Lopez; Beltre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johjima; Sexson; Vidro.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Ibanez (3, fielding).
DP: 2 (Ramirez-Lopez-Sexson, Lopez-Betancourt-Sexson).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
De La Rosa (L, 2-2)6.18551323.82
Braun 0.21001004.82
Riske 1.04220006.97
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ramirez (W, 2-1)6.17112404.41
Reitsma (H, 2)1.03331014.32
Putz (S, 3)1.20001001.80

WP: Braun 2, Reitsma.
IBB: Suzuki (by De La Rosa).
HBP: Sweeney (by Ramirez), Grudzielanek (by Putz).
Pitches-strikes: De La Rosa 96-57, Braun 13-5, Riske 20-13, Ramirez 96-58, Reitsma 32-22, Putz 24-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: De La Rosa 7-9, Braun 0-2, Riske 0-3, Ramirez 7-8, Reitsma 2-1, Putz 2-3.
Batters faced: De La Rosa 28, Braun 4, Riske 7, Ramirez 28, Reitsma 7, Putz 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Braun 2-2, Reitsma 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 58 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 37,283.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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