Kansas City 4, Baltimore 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 26, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 26714

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 18-27 5-17 13-10 W1
Baltimore 29-18 14-12 15-6 L1

Recap


Royals 4, Orioles 3:
Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as Kansas City won in Baltimore for the first time in its last six tries.

Hosmer’s bases-loaded single off Pedro Strop (3-2) snapped a 3-3 tie in the eighth, helping the Royals snap a three-game skid. Jonathan Broxton worked around a leadoff hit in the ninth for his ninth save in 11 chances.

Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy homered for the Orioles, who led 3-0 until the Royals scored single runs in the fifth through eighth innings.

Hosmer’s RBI single broke the shutout in the fifth, and Billy Butler homered to cut the deficit to 3-2 in the sixth. Hosmer scooted into second base with an 85-foot double after the Orioles waited in vain for his dribbler down the third base line to go foul and Humberto Quintero followed with another double in the seventh to tie it.

Orioles star Adam Jones extended his career-high hitting streak to 17 games with a third-inning triple, then scored on Matt Wieters’ sacrifice fly.

Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen went six innings, allowing two runs, but the bullpen could not hold the lead. Royals starter Felipe Paulino lasted 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits but issuing five walks.

Greg Holland (1-2) pitched a scoreless inning of relief to get the victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Royals OFs Alex Gordon and Jarrod Dyson collided on a third-inning fly ball that Gordon caught. Dyson limped off with a right hamstring contusion and was replaced by Mitch Maier. … Baltimore fell to 16-4 in its last 20 games against the AL Central. ... Baltimore leads the majors with 72 home runs.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Baltimore
Felipe Paulino Player Wei-Yin Chen
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 6
4.76 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Baltimore
Eric Hosmer Player J.J. Hardy
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 12 1 19 .316 21 8 4 2 0 0
Baltimore 8 2 16 .242 21 8 3 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Orioles have a W/L % of .586 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 .370 after a loss.