Kansas City, MO — The Seattle Mariners continued their hot start to the 2019 season Monday, powering past the Kansas City Royals 13-5.

The game was highlighted by an 8-run 6th inning for Seattle. Mariners 1st baseman Edwin Encarnacion blasted 2 home runs in the inning, the first Mariners to accomplish the feat since Bret Boone and Mike Cameron did it in the same game in 2002, versus the Chicago White Sox.

Daniel Vogelbach crushed his 5th home run of the season for Seattle in the 2nd inning, a solo shot over the right field fence.

Jay Bruce continued his power streak for the Mariners in the 8th inning, blasting a solo homer over the right field fence.

Domingo Santana continued to impress for the Mariners, going 3-5 at the plate with a double and 4 RBI’s.

Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez left the game after the 1st inning for Seattle with virus-like symptoms.

Roenis Elias earned the win in relief for the Mariners pitching 3 scoreless innings giving up just 1 walk with 4 strikeouts.

The win improves the Mariners to 10-2 on the season, holding 3.5 game lead over the Houston Astros for 1st place in the American League West.

Marco Gonzales gets the nod tonight for Seattle against Jakob Junis for Kansas City. Be sure to catch first pitch live on iFIBER One News Radio 103.3 FM or 1030 AM at 5:15 p.m.

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