Cano, Lind homer to help Mariners hold off Royals, 8-5

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, right, celebrates with teammate Kyle Seager (15) following his two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Robinson Cano and Adam Lind homered in a five-run seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners held off the Kansas City Royals 8-5 on Sunday.

Cano's two-run shot to deep right field for his 21st home run of the season extended the Mariners' lead to 5-0. Lind hit a three-run shot, his 13th, a few batters later.

The Mariners scored five runs over the final three innings, pulling within three on Alex Gordon's homer leading off the ninth.

Mike Montgomery (3-3) pitched 6 1/3 strong innings, giving up one run and five hits, in his first start of the season.

Dillion Gee (3-3) struggled early and picked up the loss for the Royals, giving up three runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings.