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Paxton wins 7th straight start, leads Mariners to 5-2 win over Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- James Paxton keeps helping the Seattle Mariners get back on track.

Paxton tied a Mariners' record by winning his seventh straight start, and Seattle beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Friday night to move back over .500.

Paxton (12-3) did not allow a hit until Mike Moustakas' single with one out in the fifth, and Brandon Moss' two-out single ended Paxton's scoreless streak at 21 innings. Paxton gave up two runs and four hits in six innings with one walk, seven strikeouts and a pair of wild pitches.

He is 7-3 in a dozen starts after Mariners' losses.

"That was huge for us to bounce back from that loss yesterday," said Jarrod Dyson, who drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning.

Scott Bankhead won seven straight starts in 1989 and Jamie Moyer in 2003.

"They fouled off a lot more balls and scraped some hits together," Paxton said. "I had a couple of wild pitches there that hurt us. That stuff happens."

David Phelps, Nick Vincent and Edwin Diaz each followed with a perfect inning as Seattle improved to 13-8 since the All-Star break. Diaz got his 22nd save in 26 chances.

Jason Hammel (5-9) gave up three runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. Kansas City fell 3

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