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Nevin’s three-run homer lifts Baltimore over Kansas City 6-4

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Jun 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-11 20:05:30-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyler Nevin hit a three-run home run, Cedric Mullins and Austin Hays added an RBI each and led the Baltimore Orioles over the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Saturday.

Nevin hit just his second homer of the season which was a 425-foot shot to center field that give the Orioles a 4-3 lead in the sixth. The home run scored Ryan Mountcastle and Baltimore’s No. 1 Prospect Adley Rutschman – who also showed off his speed, scoring on a wild pitch in the eighth inning to add some insurance.

The Rockies first-round draft pick in 2015 was traded to Baltimore in 2020. It’s his first long ball and RBI since he was recently recalled from Triple-A on June 3.

It chased Royals starter Daniel Lynch (2-6) after he gave up four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings. He allowed eight hits, one walk and tied a career-high with seven strikeouts.

Tyler Wells (3-4) went six innings allowing three earned runs, five hits, two walks and struck out four, which was the first quality start for Baltimore in 10 games.

It wasn’t before red-hot Salvador Perez continued his hitting tear with an RBI-double in the first inning, scoring Whit Merrifield. It’s the third time in four games Kansas City has scored in the opening frame.

The four-time Silver Slugger is batting .400 with three home runs and 13 RBI’s in the last eight games.

Kyle Isbel, Emmanuel Rivera and Michael A. Taylor added RBI’s for the Royals, who were trying to win their fourth straight game for the first time this season.

Former Royal Jorge Lopez earned his eighth save of the season for Baltimore.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Orioles: INF Ramon Urias was placed on the 10-day Injured List (left oblique strain) and they purchased the contract of INF Richie Martin from Triple-A.

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