Royal Beating

Orioles 14, Royals 2 : Royal Beating – John Means pitches 7 strong innings to claim his first win against his hometown team, matching a career high for innings & the O’s back him up w/ 21 hits as they roll the Royals. Anthony Santander hits a 3-run shot (#14) in a 5-run 3rd inning against Royals starter Eric Skoglund, who allows 6 runs on 9 hits in just 4 innings, he walks 3 & strikes out just 1. Hanser Alberto has a career high 5 hits & drives in 2 on an RBI single in the 5th against reliever Kyle Zimmer.
Means allows 2 runs on 5 hits, walks 0 & strikes out 4 in his 7 innings. Pedro Severino has 3 hits & drives in 4 as he provides an RBI single in the 2nd, a 2-run single in the 3rd & an RBI single in the 8th. Jonathan Villar steals 3 bases, including a steal of home in the 7th & Renato Nunez singles home a run in a 2-run 9th against OF Alex Gordon, was pitching in a mop up role.
Game 2 is tonight.
Bal (45-89) K.C. (47-89)
WP : Means (10-9)
LP : Skoglund (0-1).
GO O’S!!