Ex-Royal Sweeney sparks Mariners' 8-4 victory

SEATTLE (AP) - Mike Sweeney's two-run double sparked a four-run first inning and the Seattle Mariners went on to an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Sweeney played 13 seasons for the Royals.

Jack Hannahan and Jack Wilson later had back-to-back two-out RBI doubles in the inning.

Hannahan also hit a home run. Rob Johnson contributed a two-run homer and Jose Lopez had a solo shot in the eighth, his 20th.

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