Yordano Ventura was sharp over seven innings, allowing just one run on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts in a 6-1 win over Baltimore. The Royals take the series and move to 12-6 on the year, including 8-3 at Kauffman Stadium. Yordano picks up his second win of the year and lowers his ERA to 2.35, giving the Royals his longest outing of the year.
The Orioles got to Yordano in the first, although it wasn't entirely his fault. A small strike zone led to a walk of Manny Machado followed by an infield single to Adam Jones. Mark Trumbo drove home the first run of the game with an RBI single to score Machado to make it 1-0 Baltimore.
Orioles starter Mike Wright looked like Cy Young early in the game, keeping the Royals in check. Alex Gordon tied things in the fourth with an opposite field home run to left that barely snuck over the wall for his second home run of the season. The Royals took the lead in the sixth when Eric Hosmer blasted a ball over the fence for a solo home run, his second of the year, as he extended his hitting streak to 14.
The Royals really got to Wright in the seventh to put the game away. Alex Gordon reached on an infield single, then scored on Christian Colon's double into left field. Jarrod Dyson reached on a fielder's choice when Chris Davis tried to nab Colon trying for third. Replays made it look like Colon had successfully beat the tag, but after review, the umpire crew maintained their "out" call.
Nonetheless, Dyson would score easily from first on a Drew Butera double in the gap, Drew's second hit of the day. Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain would pour on RBI singles off reliever Dylan Bundy to make it a route. Kelvin Herrera and Danny Duffy would slam the door shut for the 6-1 victory before 34,748 fans on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.
The Royals end their homestand 4-2, allowing 3.3 runs-per-game against two of the better offenses in the league. Next week they will carry one of the best records in the league to Los Angeles and Seattle.