Baltimore 4, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Ed Rapuano,
Attendance - 17949

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 14 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 24-14 12-9 12-5 W2
Kansas City 15-21 4-14 11-7 L1

Recap


Orioles 4, Royals 3 (15)
: Adam Jones belted a solo homer in the top of the 15th inning as Baltimore rallied to snap Kansas City's four-game winning streak.

After failing to reach base in his previous six at-bats, Jones crushed an offspeed offering from Nate Adcock (0-1) into the empty seats in left field. The homer was Jones' second in as many days and team-leading 12th of the season.

Jones' heroics came six innings after the Orioles overcame a two-run deficit in the ninth to tie the game. Wilson Betemit launched a solo homer off closer Jonathan Broxton and J.J. Hardy tied the game at 3-3 with a two-out RBI single.

Kevin Gregg (1-1) struck out a pair in two scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win. Jim Johnson retired the side in the 15th to convert his 21st consecutive save opportunity dating back to last season. He has 13 saves this season.

Nick Markakis had an RBI double and Hardy had three hits for the Orioles, who recorded their 12th road victory of the campaign. Last season, Baltimore notched road win No. 12 on June 16.

Humberto Quintero ripped a two-run single and Alex Gordon had an RBI double for the Royals, who fell to 4-14 at home this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Former Orioles pitcher Kevin Hickey died on Wednesday at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He was 56. Hickey had been in intensive care after his transfer from a Dallas hospital last month. The cause of death was not disclosed. ... Kansas City's Mike Moustakas reached base for the 23rd straight game. ... Royals starter Felipe Paulino recorded a season-high nine strikeouts over seven scoreless innings, but did not secure a decision. ... Kansas City second baseman Chris Getz was forced to exit the contest with a left rib contusion.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Kansas City
Tommy Hunter Player Felipe Paulino
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 9
7 Hits 5
2.57 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Baltimore   Kansas City
J.J. Hardy Player Billy Butler
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 14 2 24 .246 25 13 4 3 0 1
Kansas City 12 0 14 .226 21 7 3 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Royals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .350 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Orioles have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .667 after a loss.