Orioles beat Royals 11-6 for 2nd winning streak of season

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles are finally riding another winning streak, five weeks after their last one.

Adam Jones homered, scored three runs and had three RBIs, and Baltimore outslugged the Kansas City Royals 11-6 Thursday night.

Manny Machado and Trey Mancini also went deep for the Orioles, who trailed 4-0 in the first inning and 6-3 in the second before rallying to beat the Royals for the second night in a row. The only other time Baltimore (10-27) won successive games this season was April 5-6 at Yankee Stadium.

''Obviously, we've got a long way to go. We know that,'' Mancini said. ''You just try to string some wins together and maybe be in a decent spot.''

The Orioles had seven extra-base hits and eclipsed their previous season high of eight runs by the fourth inning.

That was enough to overcome another awful start by Chris Tillman, who yielded six runs and got only four outs. With a 1-5 record and a 10.46 ERA, his time in the rotation - or on the roster - may be coming to an end.

''Same challenges he's had: stuff was a little short and command was short. That's a bad combination,'' manager Buck Showalter said. ''It's tough to watch him struggle like that, especially with the success he's had in the past.''

Tillman was 16-6 in 2016 and is 2-12 since.

''I'm just not getting it done. It's not good right now,'' he said.

Miguel Castro (1-1) replaced Tillman and blanked Kansas City over 4 2/3 innings, his longest outing of the season.

''Castro came in and neutralized us,'' Kansas City manager Ned Yost said.

Salvador Perez hit a grand slam for the Royals, who were seeking their second series win of the year.

''We had a good first inning with the grand slam, and I said, `Here we go,''' Yost said.

By the fourth inning, Kansas City trailed 9-6.

Ian Kennedy (1-4) gave up eight hits, including three home runs. The nine runs he allowed were the second-most of his career.

''The guys scored a bunch of runs for me and I can't hold it,'' the right-hander said. ''I'm really disappointed.''

After starting Tuesday night's game at Camden Yards with a 10-run first inning, the Royals settled for a four-run first in the finale. A single and two walks set the table for Perez, who ripped an 0-2 pitch from Tillman over the right-field scoreboard.

Machado connected with a man on in the bottom half to make it 4-3, but Tillman gave up a two-run single by Jorge Soler in the second, prompting his early exit.

Jones hit a two-run shot in the third to get Baltimore to 6-5, and the Orioles completed the comeback in the fourth.

After Chance Sisco doubled in two runs, Mancini followed with his fourth home run.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: CF Abraham Almonte did not play because he was still experiencing symptoms of the illness that caused him to be removed from Wednesday night's game. ... RHP Justin Grimm (back stiffness) threw a bullpen session and could start a rehab assignment next week, Yost said.

Orioles: DH Pedro Alvarez hurt his hamstring on the bases and was replaced in the fifth inning. ... An MRI on RHP Darren O'Day's hyperextended elbow was ''remarkably clean,'' Showalter said. There is no indication yet whether O'Day can come off the DL when eligible on May 16. ... INF Engelb Vielma fractured his kneecap when he tripped over the bullpen mound while chasing a foul ball in a minor league game. Vielma played in six games with Baltimore this season.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Perez hit his second career grand slam on his 28th birthday . He is the 16th different KC player to homer on his birthday, and only the second to hit a slam. Mike Sweeney did it on July 22, 2004.

UP NEXT

Royals: Still looking for his first win, Jason Hammel (0-4, 4.78 ERA) makes his eighth start of the year Friday night as KC opens a three-game series in Cleveland.

Orioles: Kevin Gausman (2-2, 3.30) helps Baltimore open a four-game series against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. The right-hander has lowered his ERA in each of his last six starts.

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KC12-25
4200000006100
BAL10-27
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  • W: M. Castro (1-1)L: I. Kennedy (1-4)
  • HR: KC - S. Perez (4), BAL - A. Jones (6), M. Machado (10), T. Mancini (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay LF41200001.283.351.312.6623.0
J. Soler RF41220102.328.437.543.9806.0
M. Moustakas DH41100101.291.327.561.8883.0
S. Perez C41141012.288.319.515.8358.5
D. Butera C10000001.169.265.237.5020.0
L. Duda 1B30100110.242.311.375.6862.5
W. Merrifield 2B30200101.270.344.397.7416.0
A. Gordon CF40000015.298.352.440.792-0.5
C. Cuthbert 3B31100113.204.295.316.6112.5
A. Escobar SS41000015.229.290.328.6180.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF53321000.268.331.413.74412.0
    A. Jones CF53331000.258.274.444.71813.0
    M. Machado SS31221210.350.439.6291.0689.5
    J. Schoop 2B50110002.240.269.347.6162.0
    C. Davis 1B40000032.171.261.285.545-1.5
    M. Trumbo RF31200100.333.351.417.7685.0
    C. Gentry RF00000000.203.254.254.5080.0
    P. Alvarez DH21000001.200.304.488.7921.0
    a- A. Santander PH-DH20110001.211.257.316.5732.0
    J. Peterson 3B41100002.208.300.283.5832.0
    C. Sisco C41120021.206.296.317.6134.0
    • a-singled for Alvarez in the 5th
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Duda (4), W. Merrifield (9)
    • HR - S. Perez (4)
    • SH - J. Jay
    • RBI - J. Soler 2 (17), S. Perez 4 (13)
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Mancini (8), A. Jones (10), M. Trumbo (3), C. Sisco (4)
    • HR - T. Mancini (4), A. Jones (6), M. Machado (10)
    • RBI - T. Mancini 2 (12), A. Jones 3 (20), M. Machado 2 (29), J. Schoop (6), A. Santander (6), C. Sisco 2 (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - W. Merrifield (9)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Flynn-Escobar-Duda)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - C. Gentry
    • DP - 3 (Peterson-Schoop-Davis; Peterson-Schoop-Davis; Peterson-Schoop-Davis)
    • E - J. Schoop (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    I. Kennedy (L, 1-4)4.08992434.611.49-10.0
    B. Flynn2.04221204.241.530.0
    J. Adam2.02000000.001.334.0
    PITCHERSIP
    I. Kennedy (L, 1-4)4.0
    B. Flynn2.0
    J. Adam2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Tillman1.146530110.462.21-9.0
    M. Castro (W, 1-1)4.24002103.551.3413.5
    T. Scott2.01000404.051.207.0
    M. Givens1.01000003.601.202.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Tillman1.1
    M. Castro (W, 1-1)4.2
    T. Scott2.0
    M. Givens1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 78-52, B. Flynn 43-28, J. Adam 20-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 3-5, B. Flynn 2-1, J. Adam 1-5
    • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 22, B. Flynn 10, J. Adam 8
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Tillman (6), M. Castro (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Tillman 45-23, M. Castro 65-43, T. Scott 31-24, M. Givens 21-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Tillman 4-0, M. Castro 6-5, T. Scott 1-1, M. Givens 1-2
    • Batters Faced - C. Tillman 11, M. Castro 18, T. Scott 7, M. Givens 4
    • Balks - M. Castro (2)
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    KC12-25
    4200000006100
    BAL10-27
    30241100X11141
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Jay LF41200001.283.351.312.6623.0
    J. Soler RF41220102.328.437.543.9806.0
    M. Moustakas DH41100101.291.327.561.8883.0
    S. Perez C41141012.288.319.515.8358.5
    D. Butera C10000001.169.265.237.5020.0
    L. Duda 1B30100110.242.311.375.6862.5
    W. Merrifield 2B30200101.270.344.397.7416.0
    A. Gordon CF40000015.298.352.440.792-0.5
    C. Cuthbert 3B31100113.204.295.316.6112.5
    A. Escobar SS41000015.229.290.328.6180.5
    Total34610615521-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Mancini LF53321000.268.331.413.74412.0
      A. Jones CF53331000.258.274.444.71813.0
      M. Machado SS31221210.350.439.6291.0689.5
      J. Schoop 2B50110002.240.269.347.6162.0
      C. Davis 1B40000032.171.261.285.545-1.5
      M. Trumbo RF31200100.333.351.417.7685.0
      C. Gentry RF00000000.203.254.254.5080.0
      P. Alvarez DH21000001.200.304.488.7921.0
      a- A. Santander PH-DH20110001.211.257.316.5732.0
      J. Peterson 3B41100002.208.300.283.5832.0
      C. Sisco C41120021.206.296.317.6134.0
      Total371114113369-----
      • a-singled for Alvarez in the 5th
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Duda (4), W. Merrifield (9)
      • HR - S. Perez (4)
      • SH - J. Jay
      • RBI - J. Soler 2 (17), S. Perez 4 (13)
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Mancini (8), A. Jones (10), M. Trumbo (3), C. Sisco (4)
      • HR - T. Mancini (4), A. Jones (6), M. Machado (10)
      • RBI - T. Mancini 2 (12), A. Jones 3 (20), M. Machado 2 (29), J. Schoop (6), A. Santander (6), C. Sisco 2 (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Merrifield (9)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Flynn-Escobar-Duda)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - C. Gentry
      • DP - 3 (Peterson-Schoop-Davis; Peterson-Schoop-Davis; Peterson-Schoop-Davis)
      • E - J. Schoop (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Kennedy (L, 1-4)4.08992434.611.49-10.0
      B. Flynn2.04221204.241.530.0
      J. Adam2.02000000.001.334.0
      Total8.0141111363---
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Kennedy (L, 1-4)4.0
      B. Flynn2.0
      J. Adam2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Tillman1.146530110.462.21-9.0
      M. Castro (W, 1-1)4.24002103.551.3413.5
      T. Scott2.01000404.051.207.0
      M. Givens1.01000003.601.202.0
      Total9.01065551---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Tillman1.1
      M. Castro (W, 1-1)4.2
      T. Scott2.0
      M. Givens1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 78-52, B. Flynn 43-28, J. Adam 20-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 3-5, B. Flynn 2-1, J. Adam 1-5
      • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 22, B. Flynn 10, J. Adam 8
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Tillman (6), M. Castro (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Tillman 45-23, M. Castro 65-43, T. Scott 31-24, M. Givens 21-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Tillman 4-0, M. Castro 6-5, T. Scott 1-1, M. Givens 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Tillman 11, M. Castro 18, T. Scott 7, M. Givens 4
      • Balks - M. Castro (2)
      • 6TH INNING
        Schoop singled to left center, Jones scored, Machado to third611
      • 5TH INNING
        Santander singled to center, Trumbo scored610
      • 4TH INNING
        Mancini homered to right center, Sisco scored69
        Sisco doubled to deep right center, Alvarez and Peterson scored67
      • 3RD INNING
        Jones homered to left, Mancini scored65
      • 2ND INNING
        Soler singled to center, Cuthbert and Escobar scored63
      • 1ST INNING
        Machado homered to right center, Jones scored43
        Jones doubled to deep right center, Mancini scored41
        Perez homered to right, Jay, Soler and Moustakas scored40
      • 9TH INNING
        • Mychal Givens relieved Tanner Scott
        • Craig Gentry in right
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jay lined out to third
        • J. Soler: Foul, Soler singled to shallow right
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Moustakas reached on fielder's choice to right, Soler out at second
        • D. Butera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Butera flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • T. Scott Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Merrifield doubled to deep right
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • C. Cuthbert: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cuthbert struck out swinging
        • A. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Adam Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mancini grounded out to second
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Jones popped out to second
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado singled to center
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Schoop fouled out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Tanner Scott relieved Miguel Castro
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Moustakas flied out to center
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Drew Butera catching
        • Jason Adam relieved Brian Flynn
        • M. Trumbo: Trumbo singled to right
        • A. Santander: Ball, Foul, Santander fouled out to third
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peterson flied out to left
        • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Sisco flied out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Cuthbert singled to left
        • A. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Escobar lined out to right
        • J. Jay: Ball, Cuthbert to second on wild pitch, Jay flied out to right
        • J. Soler: Foul, Soler grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Flynn Pitching:
        • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Sisco struck out looking
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mancini grounded out to third
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Jones singled to center
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked, Jones to second
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Schoop singled to left center, Jones scored, Machado to third
        • C. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Davis popped out to second
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • S. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Perez flied out to right
        • L. Duda: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Duda walked
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Merrifield reached on fielder's choice to third, Duda out at second
        • A. Gordon: Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Merrifield stole second, Gordon grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brian Flynn relieved Ian Kennedy
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Trumbo doubled to deep right center
        • Anthony Santander hit for Pedro Alvarez
        • A. Santander: Foul, Foul, Santander singled to center, Trumbo scored
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Peterson grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Santander out at second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Ball, Jay singled to left
        • J. Soler: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Soler grounded into double play third to second to first, Jay out at second
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trumbo walked
        • P. Alvarez: Foul, Foul, Alvarez reached on fielder's choice to second, Trumbo out at second
        • J. Peterson: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peterson singled to deep right, Alvarez to third
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Sisco doubled to deep right center, Alvarez and Peterson scored
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Mancini homered to right center, Sisco scored
        • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to second
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado walked
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Schoop popped out to first
        • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duda doubled to left
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Merrifield walked
        • A. Gordon: Gordon flied out to left
        • C. Cuthbert: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Duda to third, Merrifield to second on balk, Cuthbert grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Mancini singled to left
        • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones homered to left, Mancini scored
        • M. Machado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Foul, Schoop flied out to center
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Tillman Pitching:
        • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cuthbert walked
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Escobar reached on fielder's choice to third, Cuthbert to second on 2nd baseman Schoop fielding error
        • J. Jay: Jay hit sacrifice bunt to third, Cuthbert to third, Escobar to second
        • J. Soler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Soler singled to center, Cuthbert and Escobar scored
        • Miguel Castro relieved Chris Tillman
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moustakas reached on an infield single to first, Soler to second
        • S. Perez: Strike looking, Perez grounded into double play third to second to first, Moustakas out at second
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • P. Alvarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Alvarez flied out to center
        • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Peterson grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Sisco struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Tillman Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Ball, Strike looking, Jay singled to center
        • J. Soler: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jay to second on wild pitch, Ball, Soler walked
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moustakas walked, Jay to third, Soler to second
        • S. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Perez homered to right, Jay, Soler and Moustakas scored
        • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Duda grounded out to first
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Merrifield singled to right center
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Gordon grounded into double play third to second to first, Merrifield out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mancini doubled to deep right center
        • A. Jones: Jones doubled to deep right center, Mancini scored
        • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Machado homered to right center, Jones scored
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Schoop popped out to shortstop
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Foul, Trumbo flied out to deep center
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)