Royals Vs. Mariners Preview: Felix Hernandez, Will Smith Take Mound In 4th Game Of Series

It's clear that the Kansas City Royals are not going to be able to beat the Seattle Mariners with pitching at this point in the four game series. The Mariners scored 9 runs in each of the first two games to take the first half of the set at Kauffman Stadium, so the Royals decided to punch back last night in an exciting 8-7 win. it was another poor pitching performance from the Royals staff, but a win is a win at this point for a young team in need of momentum.

Today is going to be the hardest task yet for the Royals line-up with Felix Hernandez on the mound. Hernandez is 7-5 with a 2.92 ERA on the season and a Cy Young Award could be in his future. The Royals called up Will Smith for another run at the Majors this season from AAA Omaha to take the start. He had a 1-2 record with a 9.00 ERA his first go-around this year.

SEATTLE MARINERS @ KANSAS CITY ROYALS

TV: Fox Sports Kansas City
Time: 1:10 CT
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
Radio: KCSP - 610 AM

Read more on the Royals at Royals Review and SB Nation Kansas City. Head over toLookout Landing and SB Nation Seattle for more on the Mariners. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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