Luis Castillo pitched seven shutout innings, putting the Seattle Mariners in sole possession of first place in the AL West.
SEATTLE — Luis Castillo pitched seven shutout innings and the grabbed sole possession of first place in the AL West, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Teoscar Hernández and Julio Rodríguez homered as Seattle won for the 11th time in 12 games. The Mariners also improved to a major league-best 36-14 since July 1 for their best 50-game stretch since they also went 36-14 from April 23-June 18, 2003.
Seattle (74-56) and Texas were tied for the
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