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SEATTLE -- Chris Young isnt prone to self-praise. Sergei Bobrovsky Blue Jackets Jersey . Even after a good start, the Seattle Mariners right-hander is more comfortable giving credit to anyone but himself. Young had another opportunity to act the consummate teammate after he pitched pitching eight efficient innings Saturday night to lead the Mariners to a 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals. "Im happy," Young said. "Im happy we won. Thats first and foremost. My goal is for the team to win the day I pitch, however its done." Young (3-0) allowed three hits, struck out three and walked none. It was the first time he threw at least eight innings since he tossed a complete game for the San Diego Padres in 2008. Young pitched sparingly in the majors from 2009-12 and missed most of last season after having surgery to address a nerve ailment that affects his shoulder. The tall right-hander needed just 96 pitches and set down the Royals in order in five of his eight innings. "Ive said all along, hes a veteran guy that knows what hes doing, what he wants to do," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. "When hes capable of executing his pitches, hes pretty tough. "Hes gotten better every time out. We got to remember this guys coming off surgery. Very limited amount of spring training. So what hes doing is really remarkable, to command it so early like he is." Fernando Rodney pitched around a two-out single in the ninth inning to record his 11th save in 12 attempts. Justin Smoak gave Young all the run support he would need with a two-run home run to right in the fourth to give the Mariners a 2-1 lead. Smoaks fifth home run of the season gave him 24 RBIs, a number he didnt reach last year until Aug. 1. Dustin Ackley added a solo shot to right in the sixth inning off Royals starter Yordano Ventura. Ventura (2-2) allowed three runs in 6 1-3 innings. The right-hander issued a season-high four walks, while notching a season-low three strikeouts. "You know, he threw the ball really well," Royals skipper Ned Yost said. "The pitch to Smoak wasnt a bad pitch, it was down and in that he got the head out on. The pitch to Ackley was a changeup that he drove into the seats. But outside of that, it was OK." Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders hurt himself when his foot slid in the grass near the right-field line while he was chasing a ball hit by Mike Moustakas in the top of the third inning. Saunders fell to the ground and the ball bounced over him, allowing Moustakas to reach third with a triple. The Royals took advantage of the opportunity as Alcides Escobar followed with a sacrifice fly to left to give Kansas City a 1-0 lead. Saunders left the game after the inning and was diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee. He is considered day to day. The four hits tied a season-low for the Royals, who have struggled to find power during their time in Seattle. Of its 23 hits in three games thus far in the series, Kansas City has just one extra-base hit. "So far, so good, but my goal is to help this club make the playoffs," Young said. "My goal isnt to make five ... (or six starts). I try not to evaluate at this point. I just want to keep getting better, working hard and to keep helping the club. I feel like if I do that one game at a time, you look back, well be satisfied where we are." NOTES: Sundays series finale will pit Seattle LHP Roenis Elias against Kansas City RHP Jeremy Guthrie. ... Mariners rookie James Jones hit in the leadoff spot for the first time in his career. Manager Lloyd McClendon said Jones, who hit .306 in the minors from the top spot in the lineup, is a "prototypical leadoff guy." ... Home plate umpire Scott Barry left Saturdays game following the third inning after appearing to take a pitch off his right hand. Crew chief Jeff Nelson took over behind the plate and the game finished with three umpires. Scott Hartnell Jersey .Johnny there, who knew he had that speed? teammate Tommy Wingels said.Scott and Matt Irwin were unlikely goal-scorers Tuesday night as the previously stingy San Jose Sharks finally sprung a leak or two, blowing a pair of three-goal leads before coming away with a 6-5 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals. Nick Foligno Blue Jackets Jersey .J. -- John Elway says Peyton Manning cannot stamp himself as the greatest quarterback in NFL history even if he wins the Super Bowl on Sunday.WINDSOR, Ont. -- Josh Ho-Sang scored twice and set up four more goals as the Windsor Spitfires edged the visiting North Bay Battalion 6-5 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action. Eric Diodati and Brady Vail each had a goal and an assist for the Spitfires (33-18-2), who trailed 4-3 after 40 minutes, while Steven Janes and Ben Johnson added single goals. Dylan Blujus, Zach Bratina, Brenden Miller, Barclay Goodrow and Ben thomson scored for the Battalion (28-20-6). Windsors Dalen Kuchmey made 43 saves for the win as Brendan ONeill allowed six goals on 27 shots for North Bay. The Spitfires went 3 for 7 on the power play while the Battalion scored twice on nine chances with the man advantage. --- FRONTENACS 4 STING 2 KINGSTON, Ont. -- Lucas Peressini made 30 saves as the Frontenacs doubled up Sarnia for their fourth win in a row. Robert Polesello and Michael Moffatt had a goal and an assist for Kingston (30-19-4) while Samuel Schutt and Henri Ikonen rounded out the scoring. Jeff King and Hayden Hodgson responded for the Sting (15-33-6), who are on a seven-game slide. Sarnias Taylor Dupuis turned away 42-of-46 shots in a losing cause. --- 67s 4 STEELHEADS 2 MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Philippe Trudeau made 39 saves and Travis Konecny broke a 2-2 tie at 11:55 of the third period to lift Ottawa over the Steelheads. Dante Salituro, Brendan Bell and Alex Lintuniemi also scored for the 67s (19-30-4). Andrew Goldberg and Josh Burnside each had a goal and an assist for Mississauga (21-30-4) and Spencer Martin stopped 20-of-23 shots in defeat. Steelheads forward Brandon Belding was ejected in the third period after receeiving a major for checking-to-the-head. Brandon Saad Jersey. --- KNIGHTS 5 WHALERS 4 LONDON, Ont. -- Chris Tierney scored once and assisted on another as the Knights edged Plymouth. Owen MacDonald, Chandler Yakimowicz, Brady Austin and Josh Anderson also scored for London (36-12-5) and Max Domi had two assists. Francesco Vilardi and Connor Chatham each had a goal and an assist for the Whalers (20-28-5), who had their three-game win streak halted, and Ryan Hartman and Victor Crus Rydberg had the others. Jake Patterson started in net for the Knights but was pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots. Justin Tugwell took over for London and stopped 8-of-9 shots in 29 minutes of play for the win. Alex Nedeljkovic made 37 saves for Plymouth. --- RANGERS 3 WOLVES 2 (SO) KITCHENER, Ont. -- Darby Llewellyn scored the only goal of the shootout as the Rangers slipped past Sudbury. Justin Bailey and Matia Marcantuoni scored in regulation for Kitchener (19-32-2). Connor Crisp opened the scoring for the Wolves (28-16-9) and Jeff Corbetts goal 24 seconds into the third period forced extra time. Matthew Greenfield made 24 saves for the Rangers as Sudburys Franky Palazzese turned aside 45-of-47 shots in defeat. --- GENERALS 4 PETES 0 OSHAWA, Ont. -- Ken Appleby stopped all 21 shots his way as the Generals blanked Peterborough. Michael Dal Colle had a goal and an assist for Oshawa (34-15-5) and Dylan Smoskowitz, Scott Laughton and Chris Carlisle added a goal apiece. Jason Da Silva turned aside 35-of-39 shots for the Petes (24-24-5). The Generals went 1 for 3 on the power play. 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