Baltimore 8, Kansas City 2

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Friday, May 25, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 28954

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 9 1
Baltimore 1 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 8 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 17-27 5-17 12-10 L3
Baltimore 29-17 14-11 15-6 W1

Recap


Orioles 8, Royals 2:
Jason Hammel pitched six scoreless innings and Chris Davis drove in three runs as host Baltimore cruised.

Hammel (6-1) limited the Royals to five hits and a walk while striking out seven. Kansas City had its opportunities to crack the right-hander, but Jeff Francoeur was thrown out at the plate by Baltimore second baseman Robert Andino in the second inning and the visitors stranded two runners in scoring position in both the fourth and fifth innings.

Baltimore busted the game open with five runs in the fifth against Bruce Chen (3-5). J.J. Hardy doubled in a pair of runs and scored on an RBI double by Nick Markakis to make it 4-0. Adam Jones and Chris Davis each followed with an RBI single.

Davis added a two-run homer in the seventh for the Orioles. Jones drove in the first run of the night with a second-inning sacrifice fly.

Francoeur homered in the eighth inning to put Kansas City on the board.

Chen was charged with six runs on seven hits in four-plus innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jones extended his career-high hitting streak to 16 games. ... All five hitters Chen faced in the fifth inning reached base. ... Baltimore became the first team in the major leagues to hit 70 home runs this season. ... The Orioles set a record for walk-up ticket sales at Camden Yards Friday evening, selling nearly 11,000 tickets after 5 p.m. ET. Attendance was 28,954.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Baltimore
Bruce Chen Player Jason Hammel
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 7
7 Hits 5
13.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Baltimore
Jeff Francoeur Player Nick Markakis
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
7 TB 5
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 9 1 13 .250 16 7 2 1 2 1
Baltimore 11 1 17 .324 14 7 8 4 3 2

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Orioles have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Royals have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .346 after a loss.