KC 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
Bal 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 X 5
Date of game: 5/8/2013

Recap: Baltimore vs. Kansas City

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - J.J. Hardy hit a two-run home run to lead the Baltimore Orioles in a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals in the second of three from Camden Yards.

Manny Machado also drove in a run while Chris Tillman (3-1) gave up three runs on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts over six innings for the Orioles, who have won four straight.

"He had a really good tempo tonight and didn't walk too any people," said Baltimore manager Buck Showalter. "When teams get a lot of walks they usually take advantage of it and that didn't happen."

Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run while Alex Gordon added a solo shot for the Royals, who have dropped their past three. Luis Mendoza (0-2) gave up five runs -- three earned -- on five hits with three walks in six innings to take the loss.

Baltimore struck in the second inning as Matt Wieters singled to start the inning and Hardy followed with his sixth homer of the season, a shot to left, for a 2-0 lead.

The Royals got a run back in the fifth on Gordon's fifth homer of the year, but the Orioles padded their advantage in the bottom of the frame.

Chris Dickerson doubled to start the frame and Nate McLouth followed with a grounder to short that saw Alcides Escobar try to get Dickerson at third. His throw, though, hit Dickerson and everyone was safe. After McLouth stole second, Machado singled home Dickerson and McLouth was able to cross the plate off a bad throw home from Escobar during a Machado steal of second base. A wild pitch then scored Machado for a 5-1 advantage.

"The key to that inning is that if Escobar goes to first for the easy out they probably just score the one run," said Kansas City manager Ned Yost.

The Royals went deep again in the sixth, this time a two-run shot from Moustakas with Lorenzo Cain on base, to make it a 5-3 game.

Troy Patton worked a 1-2-3 seventh for Baltimore, Darren O'Day and Brian Matusz kept the Royals off the board in the eighth, while Jim Johnson held the lead in the ninth for his 13th save of the season.

Game Notes

Tillman is now 9-8 in 27 career starts in Baltimore ... Mendoza fell to 2-2 in four games against Baltimore ... Jeremy Guthrie pitches for Kansas City in the finale on Thursday, while Freddy Garcia takes the mound for Baltimore.

Arizona primed for upset win over UCLA

A pair of Top 25 teams square off at the Rose Bowl on Saturday when UCLA hosts Arizona. The host Bruins have beaten the Wildcats the last two years, but can they make it three in a row?

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Newman a big surprise in the Chase

Ryan Newman is making a Cinderella run in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, hoping to become one of the four drivers contending for the title in the Nov. 16 season finale at Homestead.

Sandoval, Scherzer among 121 free agents

It's back to the business of baseball, as World Series hero Pablo Sandoval and former Cy Young winner Max Scherzer headline this year's crop of 121 free agents.

Kashing in: Kemba gets extension from Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets signed guard Kemba Walker to a multi-year contract extension on Thursday, a day after he lifted his team to a season-opening win.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.