Surging Hosmer Drives In Winning Run, Royals Edge O's

Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore

"It's coming, but right now it's a back-and-forth battle with me and my mind and everything else that attaches to it".

"We struggled a little bit the first month, but the good thing about us is we never give up".

ANGELS 4, TIGERS 1 Angels star Mike Trout hit a home run in his third consecutive game and Alex Meyer pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning. Jorge Soler homered to lead off the sixth to make it 8-5 Royals.

"I don't think I've seen a ball hit harder than that in this park", Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Kauffman Stadium wears out center fielders.

"The biggest thing was this was a game we needed to win, avoiding a sweep", Gausman said.

"You have a very aggressive team up there that doesn't strike out a lot", catcher Caleb Joseph said.

Too bad it's a lesson we have to relearn every year. You can't go out and score 12, 13 runs every game.

But that trick only works on hitters who make adjustments as the game goes along. "You've got to be able to throw chase pitches and may have been a scenario where he was in the zone a little too much, especially with two strikes, but he's better than what he showed today, and I know he feels that way, too".

Joakim Soria (2-1) worked a flawless eighth to pick up the victory. Cabrera, whose hit went through the right side of the infield, was one of 14 batters in the inning against three San Diego relievers. Starter Dylan Bundy allowed just four hits and two runs through six innings on May 12, but the Royals broke through in the eighth inning to claim a 3-2 victory.

Lorenzo Cain and Butera had three hits apiece while Brandon Moss and Whit Merrifield had two.

Young yielded a home run to Chris Davis to lead off the second.

Bundy continues to churn out quality starts, making it 7-for-7 this season after giving up three runs on six hits over six innings in a win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Duffy, who threw 97 pitches, permitted two runs He struck out six and walked one.

Royals: RHP Nathan Karns will start for Kansas City after matching his career high with 10 strikeouts in his previous start against the Rays. By the time center fielder Cain got the ball back to the infield, Hardy was at third base for the Orioles' first triple of the season.

"It's frustrating, but [that's what happens] when you put yourself in that many deep counts", Gausman said. Doesn't that seem a little unusual to you?

"That was one thing a year ago, that was a pitch I felt like I could go to, really, in any count and get a swing and miss". Kipnis finished with four hits.

Moustakas drilled a 3-1 Gausman pitch into the right-field bullpen with two runners on base. I don't care if you've got 10 guys in your bullpen, that's not a good recipe. Orioles CF Adam Jones will contribute $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on Saturday while touring the facility.

"That's something they're working on", Showalter said.

So if Pena was smart enough to look for a different pitch in his second at bat, that changes the way Royals pitchers have to pitch to him.

The Baltimore Orioles need a win here that would snap a three-game losing streak. Kansas City is off Monday.

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