September 24, 2013 11:52 PM

Royals’ postseason hopes on the brink after 4-0 loss to Mariners

It isn’t over yet for the Royals. Not officially. But Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners puts them on the brink when parlayed with events elsewhere earlier in the evening. Justin Smoak delivered the knockout blow with a three-run homer in the fifth inning against Bruce Chen after the Mariners mounted a two-out rally on a double and a walk.

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