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Wieters lifts Orioles over Royals

10:40 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Matt Wieters' RBI double in the eighth inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles over the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game series.

Wieters ended with a pair of doubles and three runs batted in for the Orioles, who have won three in a row. Adam Jones had an RBI and two runs scored.

Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. Tommy Hunter (2-1) tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer for the Royals, who have dropped two straight since winning four in a row. Alcides Escobar added an RBI.

Ervin Santana got the start for Kansas City and gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings. Tim Collins (1-1) allowed one unearned run over 1 1/3 innings of relief to take the loss.

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