Santana has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs in Mariners' 8-2 win over Royals

SEATTLE (AP) Mariners manager Scott Servais had an idea his struggling team was poised for a big performance.

''The guys weren't real happy with how we played this last couple of days,'' Servais said after Seattle's 8-2 win Wednesday over the Kansas City Royals. ''You could feel it in the clubhouse when you came in this morning and we responded.''

Domingo Santana hit two home runs in a game for the third time this season, Marco Gonzales won his third straight start and the Mariners avoided an embarrassing series sweep by returning to a recipe that helped them start the season 13-2.

''Marco pitching well and we're hitting homers - that's a good formula for us,'' Servais said.

Santana, who had five RBIs, and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back homers in the first inning to give the Mariners a 4-0 lead and they went on to snap Kansas City's three-game winning streak. The Mariners had been outscored 15-4 by the Royals in the first two games of a series between last-place teams.

Seattle jumped on starter Brad Keller (3-9) immediately. Mallex Smith doubled to open the bottom of the first and J.P. Crawford walked before Santana hit his first home run of the day to left-center field. Vogelbach followed with his 18th of the season, off the Hit It Here Cafe in the second deck.

It was the eighth time this year the Mariners, second in the majors in homers, have gone back-to-back.

''When these guys make mistakes, you've got to make them pay,'' Vogelbach said. ''You can't really give them more pitches and more opportunities. Credit to Mallex and J.P. for getting things going, and Domingo hitting the homer. (Keller) made a mistake with two strikes and I was able to make him pay.''

It marked the first time the Mariners scored in the first inning since June 6 and the first time they posted multiple runs to begin a game since May 11. They are 22-12 when scoring first.

Gonzales said he went back to the mound in the second inning riding ''a wave of confidence.''

Seattle showed some of the small-ball potential of its new young lineup in the fourth after Dylan Moore singled to start the inning. Keller hit Smith with a pitch, then gave up run-scoring singles to Crawford and Santana before Vogelbach's sacrifice fly made it 7-1.

Keller didn't return for the fifth after giving up nine hits and throwing 97 pitches.

''It just felt like I really didn't have anything behind the fastball today,'' Keller said. ''It's kind of not a good feeling when you're going into a start with that, so I was just trying to create stuff and threw myself out of . whack and left a few balls over the middle of the plate that they took advantage of. Whenever it felt like I didn't have my fastball, I was trying to manipulate and it wasn't working.''

Santana added a solo home run, his 15th of the season, in the sixth and finished with three hits. The top three batters in the order - Smith, Crawford and Santana - each scored two runs.

Gonzales (8-6) scattered six hits over 6 2/3 innings, striking out five. It was his third straight victory after going 0-6 in his previous seven outings.

''I think something that's overlooked with me is my ability to adapt and adjust, and hopefully the past couple of starts have kind of shown that I can bring a different thing every game,'' Gonzales said.

HERNANDEZ RESULTS

An MRI showed nothing out of the ordinary in RHP Felix Hernandez's injured shoulder, Servais said. The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner is expected to begin working out again soon. Servais said Hernandez could pick up a ball in a few days for light tossing. Hernandez left a minor league appearance Friday night after experiencing fatigue in his shoulder and strained lat. He'll throw bullpens before making another minor league start.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: SS Adalberto Mondesi was out of the lineup with tightness in his right groin. He's day to day.

Mariners: RHP Sam Tuivailala threw 30 pitches Tuesday in his first bullpen since taking a step back in his return from Achilles tendon surgery. The reliever said he didn't feel any of the muscle tightness in his arm that sidetracked his return last month. Tuivailala will report to Class A Everett where he will work out of the bullpen for three or more games until he earns a move to Triple-A Tacoma, Servais said.

UP NEXT

Royals: RHP Glenn Sparkman (1-3, 4.01 ERA) will face the Twins on Thursday night for the second time this week after giving up five runs and five hits in five innings of a loss last Saturday.

Mariners: Servais said he will likely use an opener Thursday and then turn to Wade LeBlanc (3-2, 6.20 ERA) in the series opener against Baltimore.

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  • W: M. Gonzales (8-6)L: B. Keller (3-9)
  • HR: SEA - D. Santana 2 (15), D. Vogelbach (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield 2B50000004.301.347.502.8490.0
C. Cuthbert 3B40200010.299.329.478.8062.5
A. Gordon LF40010012.261.341.444.7860.5
J. Soler DH30000122.243.304.522.8250.0
J. Bonifacio RF41200010.350.381.500.8812.5
N. Lopez SS40200003.232.267.320.5872.0
L. Duda 1B40000003.138.246.259.5050.0
C. Gallagher C30110001.181.231.208.4394.0
B. Hamilton CF31100111.224.302.279.5814.5
B. Keller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Flynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Smith CF42100010.221.290.351.6414.5
    J. Crawford SS42110110.262.347.393.7404.5
    D. Santana RF42352010.279.338.483.82215.5
    D. Vogelbach 1B21121100.256.396.543.9398.0
    A. Nola 1B00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
    O. Narvaez DH40100002.286.362.463.8251.0
    K. Seager 3B30100111.227.315.392.7071.5
    T. Murphy C30100002.299.324.598.9212.0
    D. Gordon 2B40000025.271.298.370.667-1.0
    D. Moore LF41100012.206.308.324.6311.5
    M. Gonzales P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Bass P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Elias P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Cuthbert (3), C. Gallagher (2)
      • RBI - A. Gordon (42), C. Gallagher (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Gallagher (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Merrifield 3 (3), J. Soler 2 (2), N. Lopez 2 (2), C. Gallagher
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Smith (8)
      • HR - D. Santana 2 (15), D. Vogelbach (18)
      • SF - D. Vogelbach (2)
      • RBI - J. Crawford (10), D. Santana 5 (54), D. Vogelbach 2 (42)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Santana (25)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Narvaez, K. Seager, D. Gordon 2 (2), D. Moore 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Hamilton (13)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Merrifield-Lopez-Duda)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Vogelbach-Seager-Gonzales)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Keller (L, 3-9)4.09772524.451.40-8.5
      B. Flynn4.01111211.321.2410.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Keller (L, 3-9)4.0
      B. Flynn4.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales (W, 8-6)6.26221504.381.3721.5
      C. Gearrin0.11000004.551.52-1.0
      A. Bass1.01001003.951.241.0
      R. Elias1.00000103.821.363.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzales (W, 8-6)6.2
      C. Gearrin0.1
      A. Bass1.0
      R. Elias1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Keller (6)
      • HBP - B. Keller (9), B. Flynn
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Keller 95-59, B. Flynn 60-36
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Keller 2-5, B. Flynn 2-7
      • Batters Faced - B. Keller 24, B. Flynn 14
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Elias
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 96-64, C. Gearrin 7-3, A. Bass 20-12, R. Elias 21-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 7-7, A. Bass 1-2, R. Elias 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 26, C. Gearrin 2, A. Bass 5, R. Elias 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      KC25-49
      001000100280
      SEA32-46
      40030100X8100
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      W. Merrifield 2B50000004.301.347.502.8490.0
      C. Cuthbert 3B40200010.299.329.478.8062.5
      A. Gordon LF40010012.261.341.444.7860.5
      J. Soler DH30000122.243.304.522.8250.0
      J. Bonifacio RF41200010.350.381.500.8812.5
      N. Lopez SS40200003.232.267.320.5872.0
      L. Duda 1B40000003.138.246.259.5050.0
      C. Gallagher C30110001.181.231.208.4394.0
      B. Hamilton CF31100111.224.302.279.5814.5
      B. Keller P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      B. Flynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Smith CF42100010.221.290.351.6414.5
        J. Crawford SS42110110.262.347.393.7404.5
        D. Santana RF42352010.279.338.483.82215.5
        D. Vogelbach 1B21121100.256.396.543.9398.0
        A. Nola 1B00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
        O. Narvaez DH40100002.286.362.463.8251.0
        K. Seager 3B30100111.227.315.392.7071.5
        T. Murphy C30100002.299.324.598.9212.0
        D. Gordon 2B40000025.271.298.370.667-1.0
        D. Moore LF41100012.206.308.324.6311.5
        M. Gonzales P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        C. Gearrin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        A. Bass P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        R. Elias P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Cuthbert (3), C. Gallagher (2)
          • RBI - A. Gordon (42), C. Gallagher (6)
          • 2-Out RBI - C. Gallagher (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Merrifield 3 (3), J. Soler 2 (2), N. Lopez 2 (2), C. Gallagher
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Smith (8)
          • HR - D. Santana 2 (15), D. Vogelbach (18)
          • SF - D. Vogelbach (2)
          • RBI - J. Crawford (10), D. Santana 5 (54), D. Vogelbach 2 (42)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Santana (25)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Narvaez, K. Seager, D. Gordon 2 (2), D. Moore 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - B. Hamilton (13)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Merrifield-Lopez-Duda)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Vogelbach-Seager-Gonzales)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Keller (L, 3-9)4.09772524.451.40-8.5
          B. Flynn4.01111211.321.2410.0
          Total8.01088373---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Keller (L, 3-9)4.0
          B. Flynn4.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Gonzales (W, 8-6)6.26221504.381.3721.5
          C. Gearrin0.11000004.551.52-1.0
          A. Bass1.01001003.951.241.0
          R. Elias1.00000103.821.363.5
          Total9.0822260---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Gonzales (W, 8-6)6.2
          C. Gearrin0.1
          A. Bass1.0
          R. Elias1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - B. Keller (6)
          • HBP - B. Keller (9), B. Flynn
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Keller 95-59, B. Flynn 60-36
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Keller 2-5, B. Flynn 2-7
          • Batters Faced - B. Keller 24, B. Flynn 14
          PITCHING
          • HBP - R. Elias
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 96-64, C. Gearrin 7-3, A. Bass 20-12, R. Elias 21-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 7-7, A. Bass 1-2, R. Elias 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 26, C. Gearrin 2, A. Bass 5, R. Elias 4
          • 7TH INNING
            Gallagher doubled to right, Bonifacio scored28
          • 6TH INNING
            Santana homered to center18
          • 4TH INNING
            Vogelbach hit sacrifice fly to left, Crawford scored17
            Santana singled to center, Smith scored, Crawford to third16
            Crawford singled to right center, Moore scored, Smith to third15
          • 3RD INNING
            Gordon grounded out to second, Hamilton scored, Cuthbert to third14
          • 1ST INNING
            Vogelbach homered to right04
            Santana homered to left center, Smith and Crawford scored03
          • 9TH INNING
            • Roenis Elias relieved Anthony Bass
            • Austin Nola at first base
            • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Duda flied out to left
            • C. Gallagher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gallagher hit by pitch
            • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
            • W. Merrifield: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Merrifield reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gallagher out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Anthony Bass relieved Cory Gearrin
            • C. Cuthbert: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cuthbert grounded out to third
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gordon lined out to left
            • J. Soler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soler walked
            • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Foul, Bonifacio singled to left, Soler to second
            • N. Lopez: Ball, Foul, Lopez lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Flynn Pitching:
            • D. Moore: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Moore flied out to center
            • M. Smith: Smith flied out to center
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford lined out to center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Bonifacio reached on an infield single to third
            • N. Lopez: Strike swinging, Foul, Lopez grounded out to third, Bonifacio to second
            • L. Duda: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Duda flied out to right
            • C. Gallagher: Foul, Ball, Gallagher doubled to right, Bonifacio scored
            • Cory Gearrin relieved Marco Gonzales
            • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Hamilton singled to left, Gallagher to third
            • W. Merrifield: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hamilton stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield flied out to right
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Flynn Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • T. Murphy: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Murphy flied out to deep left
            • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gordon struck out looking
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cuthbert struck out swinging
            • A. Gordon: Gordon flied out to deep left
            • J. Soler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Soler struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Flynn Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Strike looking, Smith grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford flied out to deep left
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana homered to center
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Vogelbach walked
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Narvaez lined out to second
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • C. Gallagher: Strike looking, Gallagher grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Hamilton: Foul, Strike looking, Hamilton flied out to shallow right
            • W. Merrifield: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Merrifield grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Brian Flynn relieved Brad Keller
            • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Murphy hit by pitch
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Murphy out at second
            • D. Moore: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moore flied out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bonifacio struck out swinging
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Lopez singled to left
            • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Duda grounded into double play first to third to pitcher, Lopez out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • D. Moore: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moore singled to left
            • M. Smith: Ball, Smith hit by pitch, Moore to second
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Crawford singled to right center, Moore scored, Smith to third
            • D. Santana: Santana singled to center, Smith scored, Crawford to third
            • D. Vogelbach: Vogelbach hit sacrifice fly to left, Crawford scored
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez flied out to center
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Seager fouled out to third
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • B. Hamilton: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hamilton walked
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield flied out to center
            • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Cuthbert doubled to left center, Hamilton to third
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Gordon grounded out to second, Hamilton scored, Cuthbert to third
            • J. Soler: Soler grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vogelbach grounded out to shortstop
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Narvaez singled to left
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Seager walked, Narvaez to second
            • T. Murphy: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Murphy flied out to right
            • D. Gordon: Foul, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bonifacio fouled out to first
            • N. Lopez: Ball, Lopez singled to center
            • L. Duda: Ball, Duda flied out to deep left
            • C. Gallagher: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gallagher grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
            • D. Santana: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Merrifield lined out to right
            • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cuthbert singled to left
            • A. Gordon: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Soler struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • M. Smith: Ball, Smith doubled to right
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Crawford walked
            • D. Santana: Santana homered to left center, Smith and Crawford scored
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Vogelbach homered to right
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Narvaez lined out to right
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Seager singled to right center
            • T. Murphy: Foul, Foul, Murphy singled to left, Seager to second
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • D. Moore: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)