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Orioles crush Royals

Jul 23, 2013 - 5:33 AM Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - J.J. Hardy went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to highlight an 18-hit onslaught that powered the Baltimore Orioles past the Kansas City Royals, 9-2, in the opener of a four-game set.

The Orioles, who were coming off a three-game sweep of the Rangers in Arlington, have won a season-high five in a row. Chris Davis helped keep them streaking with two hits, three RBI and two runs scored, while Henry Urrutia had three hits and drove in a run in the rout.

Scott Feldman (2-1) was the recipient of the run support, though he didn't need much after yielding just two runs on five hits and a pair of walks in eight innings of work.

"It's a lot of fun when things are clicking on all cylinders," Feldman said.

Wade Davis (4-9) didn't make it out of the third inning and was charged with four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and three walks. He fell to 0-4 with a 10.91 ERA (19 ER, 15 2/3 innings) in his last four outings.

The Royals did not record an extra-base hit and lost for the seventh time in the last nine games.

They had tied a club record Sunday with their 11th consecutive errorless game, but two batters into Monday's contest, Mike Moustakas simply missed Manny Machado's routine ground ball to third, allowing Nate McLouth to score from first when the ball rolled into the left-field corner.

Machado scored on Davis' sacrifice fly later in the frame, and the Orioles tacked on two more in the third on Hardy's run-scoring groundout and Urrutia's RBI single to left.

The deficit was cut in half via Alcides Escobar's sac fly in the third inning and David Lough's RBI single in the fourth, but that was all the Royals could muster.

Brian Roberts' fly ball to deep center field allowed Hardy to cross the plate in the fifth, and a four-spot in the sixth all but sealed the outcome. Davis recorded RBI No. 96 and 97 on the season with a double to left field, and Hardy followed two batters later with his 17th home run of the year.

"It was a clunker," Royals manager Ned Yost said of the setback.

Game Notes

Kansas City center fielder Lorenzo Cain made a sensational diving catch in center field to leave the bases loaded in the second inning, but went 0-for-4 at the plate to snap a nine-game hitting streak ... Lough had two of Kansas City's five hits ... Nick Markakis had three hits for the Orioles.








  • BALTIMORE: 9
    KANSAS CITY: 2
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    Jul 22 11:25 PM


  • J.J. Hardy one-out, two-run Home Run (17) to left center scored Chris Davis. Henry Urrutia due up.

    Orioles 9, Royals 2  Top 6, 1 OutJul 22 10:23 PM
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  • Chris Davis double to left scored Nick Markakis and Adam Jones with none out. Runner on second and Matt Wieters due up.

    Orioles 7, Royals 2  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 22 10:18 PM
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    Orioles 5, Royals 2  Bot 5, 2 OutsJul 22 10:08 PM


  • Brian Roberts sacrifice fly out to center scored J.J. Hardy with two outs. None on and Nate McLouth due up.

    Orioles 5, Royals 2  Top 5, 2 OutsJul 22 9:57 PM


  • David Lough single to center scored Salvador Perez with two outs. On the play, Mike Moustakas advances to third. Runners on first and third and Miguel Tejada due up.

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  • Alcides Escobar sacrifice fly out to center scored David Lough with one out. Runner on first with one out and Alex Gordon due up.

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  • Henry Urrutia single to left scored Matt Wieters with one out. Runner on second and Brian Roberts due up.

    Orioles 4, Royals 0  Top 3, 1 OutJul 22 9:06 PM


  • J.J. Hardy grounded out second to first scored Chris Davis with one out. Runner on second and Henry Urrutia due up.

    Orioles 3, Royals 0  Top 3, 1 OutJul 22 9:05 PM


  • Chris Davis sacrifice fly out to left scored Manny Machado with two outs. Runner on first and Matt Wieters due up.

    Orioles 2, Royals 0  Top 1, 2 OutsJul 22 8:23 PM


  • Manny Machado reached first on Mike Moustakas's error and scored Nate McLouth. Runner on second with none out and Nick Markakis due up.

    Orioles 1, Royals 0  Top 1, 0 OutsJul 22 8:17 PM


  • BALTIMORE: 0
    KANSAS CITY: 0
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