Jose Lopez became the 12th player in major league history to hit three sacrifice flies in a game, Yuniesky Betancourt drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners set a season high for runs with an 11-6 victory over the previously stingy Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Lopez added an RBI single.
The Mariners had five sac flies overall to tie a team record set Aug. 7, 1988, at Oakland. Kansas City entered with a major league-best ERA of 2.46 after consecutive complete games by Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke. It was the first time the Royals had pitched back-to-back complete games in eight years.