Markakis, Arrieta Lead Baltimore Past KC

6 years 7 months 1 week ago Wednesday, May 04 2011 May 4, 2011 Wednesday, May 04, 2011 9:16:00 PM CDT May 04, 2011 in Baseball
Source: The Associated Press
By: Doug Tucker
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Nick Markakis homered, Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings and the rejuvenated Baltimore Orioles got a lucky landing Wednesday night to beat Kansas City 3-2, snapping the Royals' four-game winning streak.

It was 3-1 in the eighth when Alcides Escobar singled with one out against Orioles reliever Jim Johnson. Mike Aviles followed with a drive past center fielder Adam Jones that wedged under the fence, in plain sight.

Aviles circled the bases with what fans thought was a tying, inside-the-park home run. But second base umpire and crew chief Tim Welke made Aviles return to second with a double and sent Escobar back to third.

The crowd booed and Royals manager Ned Yost went to Welke for an explanation. The Royals wound up scoring once.

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