Baltimore 4, Kansas City 3

Date - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 12921

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 10 1
Baltimore 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 17-12 10-5 7-7 L2
Baltimore 20-13 8-5 12-8 W3

Recap


Orioles 4, Royals 3:
Matt Wieters drove in three runs, including the go-ahead score in the eighth inning, as host Baltimore won the opener of a three-game set.

Wieters also had a two-run double in the first and Adam Jones drove in a run with a base hit for the Orioles, who lost a 3-1 lead after a rain delay in the seventh but rallied in the eighth to win their third straight. Tommy Hunter (2-1) retired all four men he faced to get the win and Jim Johnson threw a perfect ninth for his 12th save.

Jones started the decisive rally with a leadoff walk, moved to second on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt by Luke Hochevar and came in when Wieters dunked a double into left.

Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen scattered nine singles and did not walk a batter before the 48-minute delay with one out in the seventh ended his night. Brian Matusz took over after the delay but served up a game-tying two-run shot to Alex Gordon, the second batter he faced.

Ervin Santana started for Kansas City and gave up three runs - all in the first inning - in six frames. Tim Collins (1-1), who walked Jones to start the eighth, took the loss.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hochevar was not charged with the decisive run but it continued a horrible history for him in Camden Yards, where he entered 0-4 with an 8.69 ERA. ... Santana has five straight quality starts. ... Orioles 3B Manny Machado was 2-for-4 with a run scored. He is 18-for-43 in his last 10 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Baltimore
Ervin Santana Player Wei-Yin Chen
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.1
4 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 9
4.50 ERA 2.84
Hitting
Kansas City   Baltimore
Elliot Johnson Player Manny Machado
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 10 1 13 .286 14 4 3 0 0 1
Baltimore 8 0 10 .250 13 5 4 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Orioles have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .769 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Royals have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .636 after a loss.