Miley tosses 5-hit shutout as M’s down Royals

Miley, Seager lead Mariners past Royals 6-0

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade Miley throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

SEATTLE (AP) – Wade Miley scattered five hits for his first career shutout and Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run first inning off an ineffective Yordano Venture and pace the Seattle Mariners to a 6-0 victory over Kansas City on Saturday night, the Royals’ fifth consecutive loss on their current road trip.

Miley (2-2) struck out four and walked none for his second complete game in 139 starts. His only other complete game was last September with Boston in a 9-2 victory over Philadelphia, when he allowed two runs and five hits.

Seth Smith, whose homer accounted for the Mariners’ only hit in a 1-0 victory Friday night, homered in the first inning, a one-out solo shot, his fourth.

The Mariners capitalized on two walks in the first off Ventura (2-1), who allowed five runs, three hits with six walks in four-plus innings.

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