Gonzales' 1st complete game leads Mariners over Royals 4-1

SEATTLE (AP) Marco Gonzales was looking for some retribution against the Kansas City Royals.

Gonzales (8-5) pitched a six-hitter for his first career complete game in the Seattle Mariners' 4-1 victory on Friday. The left-hander struck out seven and didn't issue a walk while throwing just 96 pitches.

''My last outing against these guys didn't go great - my second start of the year, I think - so I was looking for some payback, too. So I was a little more amped than usual,'' Gonzales said.

Mitch Haniger and Mike Zunino homered for Seattle.

Gonzales had been chased after just 2 1/3 innings of what became a 10-0 loss on April 9, but Friday's start was much different. Gonzalez, who'd never taken a game into the eighth inning until going 7 1/3 innings against Tampa Bay earlier this month, didn't need more than 13 pitches to finish any inning against the Royals.

''He has a lot of confidence right now because everything that's happened to him this year, he's earned,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said.

Whit Merrifield singled to lead off the game and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Rosell Herrera. Gonzales picked Merrifield off second base to erase the baserunner and would retire nine straight batters before running into a spot of trouble in the fourth.

Herrera doubled off the glove of left fielder Denard Span with one out. An infield single from Mike Moustakas put runners on the corners, but Gonzales induced an inning-ending double play from Salvador Perez to keep the Royals off the board.

''The way that we've been playing and the fun that we've been having, I can't wait for my fifth day to come,'' Gonzales said. ''To be able to go out there and contribute in a positive way and have these guys rally behind you is pretty incredible.''

Royals starter Ian Kennedy (1-8) retired the first 10 batters he faced before running into trouble in the fourth. Jean Segura reached on an infield single to give Seattle its first baserunner of the game. Haniger followed with a two-run blast over the center-field wall to give the Mariners a 2-0 lead.

After fouling off three straight pitches with a 2-2 count, Zunino blasted a solo home run two rows from the top of the upper deck in left field to extend the Mariners' lead to 3-0 in the fifth.

Kennedy left after five innings due to tightness in his left side that surfaced on the last pitch to Zunino.

''I felt it grab,'' Kennedy said. ''And then the rest of the inning it stayed tight. The last couple pitches I was compensating for it, so I knew ... the right thing to do is to say something.''

Segura added a two-out RBI single in the seventh inning off Brandon Maurer to give Seattle a 4-0 advantage.

Adalberto Mondesi doubled to open the ninth and Moustakas delivered a two-out single to center field to drive home the only run of the game for the Royals.

BONIFACIO RETURNS

Outfielder Jorge Bonifacio was recalled and back in the lineup for the Royals on Friday after completing an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Bonifacio was suspended in March after testing positive for Boldenone, which is an anabolic androgenic steroid. Bonifacio started the game in left field and went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He hit .255 with 17 home runs and 40 RBIs in 113 games as a rookie in 2017. OF Ryan Goins was designated for assignment on Thursday to clear a roster spot. ''It was a tough time down there in Arizona. But I learned from it. It's never going to happen again,'' Bonifacio said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: C Perez was back in the lineup after exiting Wednesday's game in Milwaukee in the ninth inning after taking a foul ball off his right leg.

Mariners: 3B Kyle Seager was back in the lineup after making only a pinch-hit appearance in Baltimore on Sunday. Seager has an ''avulsion fracture'' in his big toe and was given the day off in the field to rest. It's not expected to require a disabled list stint and Seager is planning to play through the injury.

UP NEXT

Royals: RHP Jason Hammel (2-9) will make his 17th start of the season on Saturday. Hammel has lost four straight starts and has allowed at least three earned runs in three of the four outings.

Mariners: RHP Felix Hernandez (7-6) will take the hill for the 18th time this season as he looks to continue a run of strong starts. After a rough first two months of the season, Hernandez has allowed just one earned run in three of his five starts in June.

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SEA52-31
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  • W: M. Gonzales (8-5)L: I. Kennedy (1-8)
  • HR: SEA - M. Zunino (12), M. Haniger (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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W. Merrifield CF40200011.284.358.401.7591.5
R. Herrera RF30100002.236.250.364.6142.0
M. Moustakas 3B40210000.258.313.467.7803.0
S. Perez C40000013.211.253.388.641-0.5
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L. Duda 1B20000020.250.317.399.7160.0
H. Dozier DH30000001.221.284.360.6440.0
A. Escobar SS30000020.198.251.279.530-1.0
A. Mondesi 2B31100000.226.250.419.6693.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Gordon 2B30000110.285.307.351.6580.5
    J. Segura SS41210000.338.366.479.8454.0
    M. Haniger RF31121112.269.353.495.8487.5
    N. Cruz DH40000001.273.358.569.9270.0
    K. Seager 3B20100200.231.284.434.7183.0
    R. Healy 1B40000014.239.273.450.723-0.5
    D. Span LF40000011.254.350.404.753-0.5
    M. Zunino C31111020.194.256.419.6755.0
    G. Heredia CF21000100.234.335.322.6572.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Herrera (3), A. Mondesi (3)
      • SH - R. Herrera
      • RBI - M. Moustakas (50)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Moustakas (18)
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Haniger (17), M. Zunino (12)
      • RBI - J. Segura (45), M. Haniger 2 (61), M. Zunino (28)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Segura (15)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - W. Merrifield (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Segura-Gordon-Healy; Segura-Gordon-Healy)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Kennedy (L, 1-8)5.03331425.111.425.0
      J. Adam1.00002004.411.291.0
      B. Maurer1.011121010.802.40-0.5
      B. Smith1.01000106.031.662.5
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Kennedy (L, 1-8)5.0
      J. Adam1.0
      B. Maurer1.0
      B. Smith1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzales (W, 8-5)9.06110703.771.2333.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzales (W, 8-5)9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 74-44, J. Adam 23-13, B. Maurer 28-11, B. Smith 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 2-9, B. Maurer 1-1
      • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 19, J. Adam 5, B. Maurer 6, B. Smith 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Gonzales (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 96-71
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 13-4
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 31
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      KC25-56
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      W. Merrifield CF40200011.284.358.401.7591.5
      R. Herrera RF30100002.236.250.364.6142.0
      M. Moustakas 3B40210000.258.313.467.7803.0
      S. Perez C40000013.211.253.388.641-0.5
      J. Bonifacio LF30000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
      L. Duda 1B20000020.250.317.399.7160.0
      H. Dozier DH30000001.221.284.360.6440.0
      A. Escobar SS30000020.198.251.279.530-1.0
      A. Mondesi 2B31100000.226.250.419.6693.0
      Total291610077-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. Gordon 2B30000110.285.307.351.6580.5
        J. Segura SS41210000.338.366.479.8454.0
        M. Haniger RF31121112.269.353.495.8487.5
        N. Cruz DH40000001.273.358.569.9270.0
        K. Seager 3B20100200.231.284.434.7183.0
        R. Healy 1B40000014.239.273.450.723-0.5
        D. Span LF40000011.254.350.404.753-0.5
        M. Zunino C31111020.194.256.419.6755.0
        G. Heredia CF21000100.234.335.322.6572.0
        Total294542568-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Herrera (3), A. Mondesi (3)
          • SH - R. Herrera
          • RBI - M. Moustakas (50)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Moustakas (18)
          BATTING
          • HR - M. Haniger (17), M. Zunino (12)
          • RBI - J. Segura (45), M. Haniger 2 (61), M. Zunino (28)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Segura (15)
          BASERUNNING
          • Picked Off - W. Merrifield (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Segura-Gordon-Healy; Segura-Gordon-Healy)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          I. Kennedy (L, 1-8)5.03331425.111.425.0
          J. Adam1.00002004.411.291.0
          B. Maurer1.011121010.802.40-0.5
          B. Smith1.01000106.031.662.5
          Total8.0544562---
          PITCHERSIP
          I. Kennedy (L, 1-8)5.0
          J. Adam1.0
          B. Maurer1.0
          B. Smith1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Gonzales (W, 8-5)9.06110703.771.2333.5
          Total9.0611070---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Gonzales (W, 8-5)9.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 74-44, J. Adam 23-13, B. Maurer 28-11, B. Smith 15-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 2-9, B. Maurer 1-1
          • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 19, J. Adam 5, B. Maurer 6, B. Smith 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - M. Gonzales (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzales 96-71
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzales 13-4
          • Batters Faced - M. Gonzales 31
          • 9TH INNING
            Moustakas singled to center, Mondesi scored14
          • 7TH INNING
            Segura singled to left, Heredia scored, Gordon to second04
          • 5TH INNING
            Zunino homered to left center03
          • 4TH INNING
            Haniger homered to center, Segura scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • A. Mondesi: Mondesi doubled to left
            • W. Merrifield: Merrifield grounded out to third
            • R. Herrera: Ball, Herrera grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Moustakas singled to center, Mondesi scored
            • S. Perez: Perez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Moustakas out at second
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • L. Duda: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Duda hit by pitch
            • H. Dozier: Dozier grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Duda out at second
            • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Burch Smith relieved Brandon Maurer
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cruz flied out to right
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Seager singled to left center
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
            • D. Span: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Span flied out to right
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Moustakas grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Perez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Perez flied out to deep right
            • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Strike looking, Bonifacio grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Brandon Maurer relieved Jason Adam
            • D. Span: Ball, Span grounded out to second
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Zunino struck out looking
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heredia walked
            • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked, Heredia to second
            • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Segura singled to left, Heredia scored, Gordon to second
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger fouled out to third
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • A. Escobar: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Mondesi flied out to deep center
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield singled to left
            • R. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Herrera grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Merrifield out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jason Adam relieved Ian Kennedy
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Segura lined out to right
            • M. Haniger: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Haniger walked
            • N. Cruz: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cruz fouled out to first
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Seager walked, Haniger to second
            • R. Healy: Healy flied out to right
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bonifacio struck out looking
            • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
            • H. Dozier: Dozier grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • D. Span: Span lined out to left
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Zunino homered to left center
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Heredia lined out to right
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
            • R. Herrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Herrera doubled to deep left
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas reached on an infield single to third, Herrera to third
            • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Perez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Moustakas out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon flied out to center
            • J. Segura: Segura singled to shallow center
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Haniger homered to center, Segura scored
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Cruz fouled out to catcher
            • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
            • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Healy popped out to second
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Dozier grounded out to third
            • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
            • A. Mondesi: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Mondesi flied out to shallow left
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • D. Span: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Zunino struck out looking
            • G. Heredia: Ball, Ball, Heredia flied out to right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • S. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
            • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Foul, Ball, Bonifacio grounded out to third
            • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Duda struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Cruz lined out to left
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Seager flied out to deep left
            • R. Healy: Healy lined out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Gonzales Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Merrifield singled to right center
            • R. Herrera: Herrera hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Merrifield to second
            • M. Moustakas: Merrifield picked off at second, pitcher to shortstop, Ball, Moustakas flied out to left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to first
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Segura grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)