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Royals labor past Orioles, 3-2, in holiday afternoon game

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Sep 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-06 16:48:36-04

BALTIMORE — Andrew Benintendi hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning, then reached above the left field wall to take away a potential tying home run in the ninth, sending the Kansas City Royals over the Baltimore Orioles 3-2.

Hanser Alberto homered against his former team to help the Royals win in their first visit to Camden Yards since August 2019.

Salvador Perez tied it at 2 with a bloop single in the eighth for the Royals.

Benintendi provided the lead with an RBI hit off Cole Sulser.

Anthony Santander led off the Orioles ninth with a high fly that Benintendi caught, plucking the ball just above the fence.