Mullins homer again, Orioles beat 3 to beat Royals 7-3

Cedric Mullins homered for the third game in a row, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Tuesday night.

Royals_Orioles_Baseball_93028 The Baltimore Orioles’ Cedric Mullins runs the bases before scoring on a single by Anthony Santander against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Baltimore.

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Royals_Orioles_Baseball_51150 Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Mike Baumann throws a pitch to the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in Baltimore.

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Royals_Orioles_Baseball_44902 Baltimore Orioles’ Cedric Mullins runs the bases after hitting a solo home run by Kansas City Royals pitcher Tyler Zuber during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Baltimore.

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Royals_Orioles_Baseball_65668 Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Mike Baumann throws a pitch to the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Baltimore.

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Royals_Orioles_Baseball_02703 Kansas City Royals’ Carlos Santana gestures after hitting a solo home run by Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Alexander Wells during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Baltimore.

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Royals_Orioles_Baseball_21993 Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino, left, speaks with pitcher Mike Baumann as he enters the game in relief during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Baltimore.

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Royals_Orioles_Baseball_55612 The Baltimore Orioles’ Austin Hays center is being met near the home plate after driving Anthony Santander, 25, into a two-run home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jackson Kowar during the third inning of a baseball game on Tuesday. Sept. 7, 2021, in Baltimore. Orioles’ Pedro Severino (28) watches.

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Royals_Orioles_Baseball_32282 Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jackson Kowar throws a pitch for the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in Baltimore.

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BALTIMORE (AP) -Cedric Mullins homered for the third game in a row, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Tuesday night.

DJ Stewart and Austin Hays also joined Baltimore, leveling the four-game series in one piece.

“I liked how we swung bats early,” said Orioles manager Brandon Hyde. “Good job scoring first and getting the lead for our young pitcher team.”

Oriole’s right-hander Mike Baumann, judging the team’s No. 10 prospect, was promoted from Triple-A Norfolk ahead of the match and made his Major League debut in the fifth inning. Baumann (1-0) retired 11 of the 14 strokes he faced.

“I did not really know what the moment would be like,” Baumann said. “There was a lot of adrenaline, everything was just a little blurry. Looking back on it, I do not even know if I remember much of what happened on the mound. Just the feeling of going off the field after, hearing the fans, it was a cool moment. It was definitely something to remember. ”

Carlos Santana hit his 19th home run for the Royals, who are 9-4 in their last 13 road games after going 19-37 in their first 46. Kansas City left nine runners at the base, the most since Aug. 27 in Seattle (also nine).

The Orioles took a 4-0 lead against rookie Jackson Kowar (0-3) on an RBI single by Anthony Santander, a field pick by the Hays and a two-run homer by Stewart who was just out of reach of center fielders Michael A . Taylor crashing into the wall.

Kowar allowed six runs and five strokes with seven strikeouts and four walks over six innings.

“He did a good job of staying in the game by putting up a very uncharacteristic game for him,” said Royals manager Mike Matheny. “He used the slider more than he has ever used in his life. He could not perform the fastball as he wanted. ”

A two-out bloop single by Nicky Lopez reduced the lead to 4-1 in the third against Orioles rookie Alexander Wells, who made his fourth start of the season. Wells gave up two runs and five hits with two strikeouts and two trips over four innings.

Hays responded in the bottom half with a two-run shot that extended his streak-streak to a career-high 14 games. The Orioles did not manage another hit until the Mullins led seventh with their 27th homer.

The Royals scored their third run on a foul by third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez on a grounder by Taylor in the eighth.

MOVES

Orioles: RHP Manny Barreda had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk. RHP Zack Burdi was elected to the tide.

COACHING ROOM

Orioles: Jorge López’s sprained right ankle is a potentially season-ending injury, according to Hyde. López was injured in an attempt to cover first base during Monday’s match. … 1B / DH Trey Mancini missed his second game in a row with general soreness. … SS Ramón Urías was also held off the pitch with tenderness in the upper right leg. … LHP Bruce Zimmermann (sprained right ankle) is scheduled to throw the bullpen for the next few days.

NEXT

Royals: LHP Mike Minor (8-12, 5.25 ERA) is winless in his last six starts and goes 0-4 with a 4.98 ERA over that stretch.

Orioles: Matt Harvey (6-14, 6.28 ERA) gets his 28th start of the season. “We’ve been going start-to-start with Harvey here for the last four or five starts,” Hyde said. “Everything he has given us in this second half has been a bonus.”

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