Found September 05, 2013 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is clearly doing everything he can to boost his team's slim postseason hopes. Now his club faces a pitching matchup Thursday night that looks unlikely to help its chances. Seattle Mariners starter Joe Saunders is 4-0 in his career against the Royals while Kansas City's Jeremy Guthrie has dropped his last five decisions versus Seattle heading into the finale of this four-game set at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals (72-67) tied a franchise record for a nine-inning game when Yost used eight pitchers in Wednesday's 6-4 defeat. Starter Ervin Santana allowed four runs in 3 13 innings before the manager turned to his bullpen that has produced an AL-best 2.52 ERA. Yost's first six relievers held Seattle (63-76) scoreless before Aaron Crow allowed Kendrys Morales' tiebreaking two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning. "It was just one pitch but that will hurt you," said Crow, who has surrendered four homers in his last...
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